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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges

     Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges
    The former president of a financially strapped suburban water district pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Chicago to federal fraud charges alleging he stole more than $33,000 from the district's coffers for his personal use. Mark McDonald paused for a moment...
  • Senate hearing to explore pros, cons of trade with Cuba

    WASHINGTON Legislation to lift the trade embargo on Cuba has made little headway in Congress, but next week lawmakers will examine the possible benefits and challenges of agricultural trade with the island nation. A hearing is scheduled before the Senate...
  • Wisconsin records 1st outbreak of dangerous bird flu strain

    A dangerous bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has now been identified in a Wisconsin chicken flock, marking the first case of the virus in a commercial chicken farm in the U.S. and its first appearance in Wisconsin,...
  • Bird flu found on at least 15 turkey farms in Midwest

    A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has been confirmed in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota and preliminary tests have confirmed the presence of some form of bird flu at a North Dakota farm, bringing to at least 15 the number...
  • Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant tuberculosis

    SEATTLE When communities debate what's best for elephants zoos or sanctuaries one subject is almost certain to come up: tuberculosis. From Toronto to Dallas to Topeka, representatives from zoos as well as zoo industry groups have warned against sending...
  • Federal agency to provide $19m for 3 dam projects in Va.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide about $19 million for three dam rehabilitation projects in Virginia. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding on Thursday in a news release. The Virginia projects are among about 50 dam...
  • Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

    Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn't polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/1ClJhb3 ) reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement...
  • Community news for Enfield edition

    Local Band Heads to Hollywood ENFIELD - The local band "Drained Glory" is heading to Hollywood for a movie premier in which two of their newest songs "Finally Safe" and "No Mercy" (both soon to be released) will be featured in the movie "Street The...
  • Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

    WASHINGTON From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama's...
  • Jennie-O turkey farm in Minnesota hit by deadly bird flu

    A ninth Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry, this time in a large Jennie-O-Turkey Store operation that has 310,000 turkeys, federal authorities and company officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...
  • Talking turkey: How bird flu outbreaks are playing out

    A deadly strain of bird flu has reached the Midwest, killing or requiring hundreds of thousands of turkeys to be euthanized. Some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT KIND OF FLU IS THIS, EXACTLY? H5N2 is a highly contagious virus that kills...