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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Elephant center with Disney ties raises questions from animal groups

    Elephant center with Disney ties raises questions from animal groups
    Moyo, Tufani, Tsavo and Thandi were pioneers when they moved from Disney's Animal Kingdom to The National Elephant Center in 2013. They were the first pachyderm residents of the 225-acre reserve in the city of Fellsmere, about 90 minutes southeast of...
  • Something to crow about: 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl Sunday

    Something to crow about: 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl Sunday
    Whether you plan to root for the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday, one thing that will unite the nation is chicken wings. According to a National Chicken Council report released Friday, 1.25 billion wings will be...
  • Milk industry fighting back at gathering in Boca Raton

    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs...
  • Farmers find a new life in cheese

    CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. Sue Miller loves hanging out in her cheese cave. "Sometimes I get attached to certain wheels of cheese," said Miller, co-owner of Birchrun Hills Farm, a dairy farm about 30 miles outside Philadelphia. "And my husband says, 'You know,...
  • Mortgage sweet mortgage: What to look for in a home loan

    With the New Year upon us, most of us are knee-deep in working through our resolutions and planning for the year ahead. If one of your goals this year involves buying a house, then you have the time-consuming project of sorting through mountains of...
  • A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through

    A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through
    Until 2004, when a cow arrived at a slaughterhouse so sick or injured that it could not even walk, it was legal to kill it for human food. According to the Department of Agriculture, there were between 150,000 and 200,000 of these poor animals processed...
  • Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle

    Exotic animals in L.A.'s urban jungle
    Residents of Van Nuys discovered this month that an alligator named Jaxson had been living in a neighbor's backyard for the last 37 years. But it is far from the only story of exotic pets living among us in Southern California. Over the years, officials...
  • California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban

    California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday she would appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras. The ban was lifted Jan. 7 after U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that the...
  • Got Coke? Soda maker starts selling 'premium milk'

    Got Coke? Soda maker starts selling 'premium milk'
    Coca-Cola is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular milk. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it. The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coke's entry into the milk case...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force...
  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'
    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to...