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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Dairy industry pumps $500 million into campaign to bulk up milk sales

    With sales of milk as a beverage at the lowest level in more than 30 years, the dairy industry is fighting back with a $500 million campaign that includes products such as milk cartons that don't require refrigeration until they're opened. Total U.S....
  • Japan's soaring demand for cow tongue drives U.S. exports

    SENDAI, Japan When Manabu Matsumoto took his fiancee to dinner at the Kisuke cow-tongue restaurant in the Japanese city of Sendai recently, the Tokyo couple faced 28 menu choices. Among them: mashed tongue, tongue sausage, tongue gravy, tongue salad,...
  • Awash in cranberries, growers look for new markets

    The problem is not having too much of a good thing. It's knowing what to do with it. Cranberry growers have had abundant harvests over the last few years, flooding the market with fruit now finding its way into new products and markets. Nationally,...
  • Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration

    Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration
    To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S....
  • Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County

    Scott, Cabinet members part ways on Camp Lonesome in Osceola County
    State Cabinet members split with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday about how much to pay to preserve a section of land known as Camp Lonesome in Osceola County, with the governor saying Florida could have gotten a better deal. Meanwhile, property that once...
  • Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements

     Questions surround IMET's decision to buy repurchase agreements
    An Oak Brook investment pool, which recently disclosed a $50 million trading loss involving taxpayer money, didn't follow the same safeguards to minimize risk as similar funds in Illinois and around the country, the Tribune has found. Starting last...
  • California drought is the worst in 1,200 years, new study says

    The last three years of drought were the most severe that California has experienced in at least 1,200 years, according to a new scientific study published Thursday. The study provides the state with breathtaking new historical context for its low...
  • Special Report: Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

    It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world's largest animal health company. But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur – and the frequency...
  • Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California

    Tricolored blackbird gains endangered species protection in California
    The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis. The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
  • As college costs rise, more food pantries sprout on campus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Just before fall classes this year, Tyler Huddleston found out a friend wasn't coming back to Emporia State University because he couldn't afford to eat. It was an eye-opening moment for Huddleston, the school's student body president....
  • Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

    Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme
    Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling. The tax dollars...