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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Chinese snail forces fumigation at Baltimore port

    Chinese snail forces fumigation at Baltimore port
    A shipment of aluminum sheets from China had to be fumigated at the port of Baltimore this week after a snail species never seen locally before was spotted on the outside of a shipping container, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The...
  • Ongoing Nik Patel investigation delays formal indictment

    Ongoing Nik Patel investigation delays formal indictment
    An investigation into Orlando hotelier Nikesh Patel’s loan business has delayed a formal indictment in the case, authorities said in a recent court filing. The delay for purposes of investigation raises questions about whether Patel’s...
  • Signs of progress?

    Aside from folks who work or live there, and others who have occasion to visit King-Lincoln Park, few residents are likely to travel down Jefferson Avenue to its terminus at the southern end of Newport News. To get there requires a journey through some of...
  • Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide

    Traveler apps include brain training, food selector, Gettysburg guide
    Lumosity (Free for iOS and Android with a premium option) What it is: A way to exercise your brain with puzzles, memory games and other mind-stimulating and problem-solving challenges, a great companion for the road. How it works: After creating an...
  • Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes

    Nik Patel agrees to sell Rolls Royce, Rolex, hotels, homes
    Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins. But Patel hasn’...
  • 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...
  • Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans

    Nik Patel ripple effect: Texas company also suing over bad loans
    There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial. The...
  • For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options

    For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options
    Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water. Landers, a onetime school secretary, does not live in the parched heart of the state:...
  • Group has a long history of serving others

    Group has a long history of serving others
    Nadine McCrea saw many people in need in her community — and was determined to help. More than 30 years later, she's still doing so through Community Enhancement Collaboration, the nonprofit she started in her home. The group, based in Hollywood's...
  • A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management

    A farmer's perspective on phosphorous management
    From the time I graduated from college and returned to the farm, I have been dealing with government regulations, environmental extremists and animal rights activists. Over the years I have seen farmers (myself included) negotiate and give in little...
  • Citrus disease, development claiming local groves

    Citrus disease, development claiming local groves
    Uncle Sam is providing more money to fight the devastating citrus greening, but it may be too late for many South Florida groves. Some 26 citrus groves operated in Palm Beach County and 16 in Broward, growing oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes,...