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  • High court rules against raisin board in dispute over setting aside crops to prop up prices

    High court rules against raisin board in dispute over setting aside crops to prop up prices
    Striking down one of the last New Deal-era farm programs, the Supreme Court has sided with a California raisin grower in his decade-long legal battle over a federal raisin board's seizure of his crop to reduce supply and prop up prices. In an 8-1...
  • High court says gov't seizure of raisins is unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win for private property rights. The...
  • Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information

    An Idaho conservation group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force a federal agency to turn over information about its methods and activities in killing wildlife in the state. The Western Watersheds Project filed the 18-page lawsuit Monday...
  • Doggie bag hacks turn leftovers into something new, delicious

     Doggie bag hacks turn leftovers into something new, delicious
    Leftovers don't have to look or taste like leftovers anymore, listlessly plopped from doggie bag to plate with possibly a quick zap in the microwave. Smartly use those leavings, whether from restaurant meals or takeout chow to create something new and...
  • Editorial: Poultry operations of all sizes need diligence to protect Maryland industry from avian flu

    The old joke starts: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" These days, agriculture officials are warning people not to let chickens cross the road at all, and it's no laughing matter. Since December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed...
  • Traps set for remaining loose piglets after Ohio truck crash

    Federal officials are setting traps for any piglets that may still be in the area after a semitrailer carrying 2,200 of them overturned on an Ohio highway. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1C0wJWS ) reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has...
  • Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

    Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items
    Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it's even on the menu. Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products...
  • Mount Dora family soars in Scouting with three generations earning Eagle rank

    Mount Dora family soars in Scouting with three generations earning Eagle rank
    MOUNT DORA — Scouting is in the Mosteller family's blood. Jackson Mosteller carried on a family tradition as the third generation in his family to have achieved the top rank in the Boy Scouts of America — Eagle Scout. Jackson accomplished...
  • Vermont institute helps schools grow farm-to-school programs

    Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms. Now the state will serve as a classroom of its own to 13...
  • Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals

    Florida zoo owner charged with mistreating animals
    Federal officials filed a complaint accusing the owners of a Florida zoo of failing to properly care for the animals, including euthanizing them by shooting and drowning them. The charges by the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the 50-acre Gulf...
  • Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market

    Health column: For tops in nutrition, shop at a farmers market
    'Tis the season for maximizing our produce intake, and farmers markets are an excellent place to start. We know most Americans are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables, and we know taste is the number one motivator for eating them. Farmers market...