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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds

    A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett sentenced Tony Wasmund to four years of probation Tuesday...
  • Pennsylvania track to start races earlier to avoid deer

    Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate. Officials plan to resume racing on Wednesday after canceling some races Sunday and all the races Monday and...
  • USDA: Illinois farmers plant more soybeans, less corn

    Illinois farmers have planted more soybeans and less corn this year, a new federal report showed Tuesday, yet they've been menaced by the wettest June on record. The 10.1 million acres of soybeans planted is up from with 9.8 million last year, the U.S....
  • USDA: Record soybean crop planted, progress slowed by rain

    A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development....
  • US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports

    Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said Tuesday that Mexico and Canada will also reopen their markets. The US has...
  • USDA says rain delays Illinois winter wheat, hay harvests

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain is delaying winter wheat harvest and hay cutting in northern and central Illinois. The USDA's weekly crop report was issued Monday. It says that precipitation statewide averaged 1.92 inches, or 0.94 inches...
  • Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches

    Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall. Chobani, a manufacturer of Greek yogurt, officials announced Monday it had been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to...
  • State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu

    State and poultry industry take precautions against bird flu
    Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against bird flu after outbreaks have devastated flocks in other states. The Maryland Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of waterfowl in fairs and shows in...
  • PETA sues California over poultry slaughter law

    An animal-rights group is suing California, charging that the state fails to enforce humane slaughter laws in poultry plants. The PETA Foundation says the California Department of Food and Agriculture wrongly defers to federal meat inspectors to monitor...
  • State, poultry industry take precautions against bird flu

    Agriculture officials and poultry farmers in Maryland are taking extra precautions against avian influenza after outbreaks devastated flocks in other states. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1CEe8A3 ) reports the Maryland Department of Agriculture has...
  • Soybeans planted on record acreage this year

    MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota, Wisconsin and three other states will grow soybeans on a record high number of acres in 2015, according to a national report issued Tuesday. The estimates provide the first look at 2015's major crops based on farmer surveys and...