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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • All The Pretty Tax Breaks: Millions in tax dollars prop up Maryland's beloved but failing horse industry

    All The Pretty Tax Breaks: Millions in tax dollars prop up Maryland's beloved but failing horse industry
    In Maryland, horses are sacred and horse owners enjoy enviable layers of public subsidy. In alliance with the environmental movement, some of the wealthiest people on planet Earth enjoy sporting lives amid rolling hills, fueled by tax breaks on the local,...
  • Rising egg prices bedevil restaurants, grocers and consumers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Three weeks ago, if you ordered a three-egg omelet from Roxanne's Cafe in the Kansas City suburb of Parkville, you would probably get a five-egg omelet instead. Cooks weren't too concerned about how many eggs they scooped into the...
  • School briefs

    BCPS seeks eligible programs for summer food service Baltimore County Public Schools food service officials want to know which community-based programs could benefit from the National Summer Food Service Program for Children. Last summer, the...
  • Ag deputy secretary discusses women in agriculture

    A federal agriculture official is in New York to talk about bringing more women into leadership roles in agriculture. United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden plans to hold a "women in agriculture" round table at Hurd...
  • Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

    A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released...
  • Got the itch? Researchers say more potent poison ivy could be coming

    Got the itch? Researchers say more potent poison ivy could be coming
    We might need an ocean of calamine lotion — you know, that pink stuff you smear on to sooth a close encounter with poison ivy. Researchers are pointing to climate change. Studies from Duke University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Bird flu likely spread on equipment, workers, rodents, wind

    The bird flu that's devastated some Midwestern farms likely spread by several means — on machinery and workers, by rodents and possibly even on the wind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a new report released Monday. The agency's Animal...
  • USDA says some farm practices likely helped spread lethal bird flu

    MINNEAPOLIS Biosecurity lapses by the poultry industry likely played a role in the spread of a lethal bird flu that has killed 47 million chickens and turkeys this year, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After...
  • Can a Ziploc bag and a pot of hot water unlock the perfect steak?

    Now I know how some of the nation's great chefs cook a perfect steak. They stick it in a airtight plastic bag, drop it in a warm-water bath until it reaches the desired temperature, then sear and serve. So much for grill-top artistry. An immersion...
  • Ask the Test Kitchen: What you need to know about dry-aging beef

    Q: Once you dry-age beef in the refrigerator, can you freeze it? Thelma Maxwell, Fort Wayne, Ind. A: Yes. The only issue to consider is the quality of the meat after freezing, especially if you freeze it for a long period of time. The U.S....
  • Lawmakers seek help for businesses near lowered Ohio lake

    Lawmakers are trying to get economic help for business owners around Buckeye Lake who worry revenue will decrease significantly while the water is lowered and a deteriorated dam is replaced. After a report warned the nearly 180-year-old earthen dam was...