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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Stopping bird flu starts at dinner

    Several years ago, I had a friend named Apollo. He would struggle to his feet as soon as he saw me and carefully shuffle to my side. His little sounds of happiness filled the air as I scratched and petted him. He ignored virtually every other human, but...
  • Threat from food-borne illnesses shifts to new pathogens, CDC report says

    Threat from food-borne illnesses shifts to new pathogens, CDC report says
    The risk of infection from eating food tainted with a common type of salmonella or a dangerous strain of E. coli fell significantly in 2014, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s...
  • Those rising vegetable prices? Blame California's warm winters

    Those rising vegetable prices? Blame California's warm winters
    The display at the Weiser Family Farms' stand at the Santa Monica farmers market last weekend was sparse, even by early spring standards — potatoes, some green shallots and garlic, a little sprouting broccoli. The lilacs that signal the start of...
  • University of Idaho won't graze sheep in disputed areas

    The University of Idaho won't graze sheep this summer on three high-elevation areas in eastern Idaho and western Montana until a lawsuit filed by environmental groups concerning a federal sheep research facility is resolved. Federal officials in...
  • Tradewinds farm responds to critical report

    A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed after an inspection last month at the educational farm at Tradewinds Park characterized Noel the goat as very thin. Wednesday, several Broward parks officials explained that Noel is thin because she is...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ A hazy view of US economy emerges ahead of April jobs report When the government reports Friday on job growth during April, it could help clarify an increasingly nagging question: Just how strong is the U.S. economy? The picture has grown hazier...
  • Honeybee losses are buzz kill for crops

    Honeybee losses are buzz kill for crops
    Managed honeybee colonies suffered annual losses of 42%, with summer declines outstripping winter losses for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The declines are less steep than those associated with the mysterious...
  • Decomposing turkeys and chickens lead to odors, flies

    Millions of dead chickens and turkeys lie in stinking, fly-swarmed piles near dozens of Iowa farms, casualties of a bird flu virus that's swept through the state's large poultry operations in the last month. Contractors hired by the U.S. Department of...
  • Announcements: Mother's Day at the library, BWI Business Professionals, Harwood Civic Association, HALOS support group, Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers, SERC open house and more

    Mother's Day at the library Anne Arundel County Public Library will celebrate Mother's Day with stories and crafts May 7 and 9 at several branches. Kids can make something for their mom, grandmother or someone special during these events. •...
  • Food hub in DeKalb County would help farmers connect

    Organizers in DeKalb County are planning a packing and distribution center for fresh produce grown by local farmers. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1FQ2zuO ) the facility would be known as a "food hub," and it would be the first in...
  • incentives to improve Montana broadband to cease this summer

    In the state with some of the slowest broadband speeds in the nation, Montana lawmakers refused this year to pick up where federal stimulus programs are leaving off in funding improvements to the state's Internet, phone and cable services. Extending...