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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • U.S. EPA approval of Dow herbicide breaks law, critics say

    (Reuters) - U.S. regulatory approval on Wednesday for a Dow AgroSciences herbicide to be used with new genetically modified crops outraged critics, who say the approval violates environmental law and will create a host of problems for people and animals....
  • EPA approves Dow's Enlist herbicide for GMO soy, corn

    (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Wednesday to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards....
  • York County: From collard greens to cul-de-sacs

    York County: From collard greens to cul-de-sacs
    James "Jim" Taylor hopped off the school bus in York County and saw his mama waiting to take him straight to the family farm to set plants, pick collard greens or do "whatever they had to" on the farm. That was life in York County in the 1940s and...
  • Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board

    Nik Patel resigns from UCF Foundation board
    Embattled businessman Nikesh Patel has resigned from the board of directors for the University of Central Florida Foundation, according to UCF spokesman Chad Binette. Patel was arrested Sept. 30, after the FBI alleged in an affidavit that he...
  • News anchor Bernard Shaw to speak at HU forum

    News anchor Bernard Shaw to speak at HU forum
    Television journalist Bernard Shaw will be the featured guest at a forum at Hampton University later this month. Shaw — who has worked as a correspondent for CBS News, ABC News and CNN — will speak during a live taping of The Caldwell CafĂ©,...
  • Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges

    Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges
    Orlando businessman Nikesh A. Patel has been arrested by federal authorities on fraud charges. Authorities say Patel fraudulently sold $150 million in loans to an unidentified Milwaukee company. The FBI alleges he sold the loans as being guaranteed by...
  • Orlando hotel projects in limbo after Nik Patel's arrest

    Orlando hotel projects in limbo after Nik Patel's arrest
    Two hotel renovation projects in Orlando are in limbo in the wake of businessman Nik Patel’s recent arrest on federal allegations of fraudulently selling $150 million in loans to a finance company. Patel is a financier who has invested millions of...
  • Report: Georgia mismanaged, overpaid in federal WIC food program

    WASHINGTON The state of Georgia did not properly manage its vendors in a key federal food program, resulting in estimated overpayments to vendors of about $115 million, according to a new federal audit. The state's Women, Infants and Children program,...
  • Discovery of genetically modified wheat creates stir among supporters, critics

    ST. LOUIS It was revealed last month that regulators are trying to figure out why a rogue patch of genetically modified wheat popped up on a Montana farm. The news startled GMO critics and supporters although for different reasons. "It caught a few of us...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Pet breeders challenge USDA's new rules

    WASHINGTON Chihuahua breeders are snapping at new federal rules that regulate Internet pet dealers. And they're part of a larger pack. From Russell terrier owners in Lexington, Ky., to miniature Australian shepherd fanciers in Red Oak, Texas, dog breeder...