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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Computer upgrades continue at Wheeler High School

    Computer upgrades continue at Wheeler High School
    Wheeler High School is poised to start a one-student-to-one-computer program a year from August. The school will likely start just the ninth- and 10th-graders with individual portable computers, Superintendent John Hunter said. However, starting the...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree
    MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...
  • Wet spring slows field preparation for Indiana farmers

    Persistent rains earlier this month have prevented Indiana farmers from preparing their fields for planting, and many say the weather could lead to some hectic days ahead. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Indiana had just 1.7 days from...
  • Things to Know: More schools offer breakfast in classroom

    When the school bell rings, children file into classrooms and open their textbooks. Increasingly, they're also eating a bowl of cereal. In an effort to increase the number of children eating breakfast, more schools are serving it in the classroom. In...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper

    Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against arguably the worst...
  • USDA: Louisiana lab let monkey's broken arm go for days

    Keepers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's primate lab broke a monkey's arm while moving her and her baby, and the injury went untreated until after an X-ray five days later, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture complaint. The...
  • Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It

    Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It
    Last week, American restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and foodie, to eat on $29 a week, purportedly the amount a single food stamp user receives in benefits, for the "Food Stamp Challenge." The stunt is part of an...
  • Correction: Bird Flu story

    In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The correct figure at the time was more than 2.4 million, and not all the birds...
  • USDA confirms bird flu at 5th South Dakota turkey farm

    Five commercial turkey farms in South Dakota have now been infected with a bird flu strain that's led to the deaths of more than 250,000 turkeys in the state and over 2.4 million birds in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant...
  • No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

    The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its...
  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

    Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn't already lurking undetected somewhere in the Atlantic Flyway,...