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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn in 2015 as a nationwide price slump continues. The USDA survey of prospective plantings in the new crop season forecasts a 2 percent drop in Illinois corn acreage....
  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop

    Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain remains low due to slumping prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday in its first report of the new crop...
  • Farmers struggle with planting season, corn vs. soybeans decision

    Like many farmers around the nation, Eric Van Tuyle is in a waiting game. For the next month or so, he'll keep careful tabs on the weather and the condition of his fields around Roodhouse, Ill., looking for the right time to start planting corn. But he'...
  • Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems

    Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems
    On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables. That'...
  • Florida's orange crop remains same, grapefruit dips

    Florida's orange crop remained unchanged from last month, but the grapefruit forecast dropped slightly. Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that Florida is expected to produce 102 million boxes of oranges this growing season,...
  • Bird flu found on at least 15 turkey farms in Midwest

    A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has been confirmed in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota and preliminary tests have confirmed the presence of some form of bird flu at a North Dakota farm, bringing to at least 15 the number...
  • Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant tuberculosis

    SEATTLE When communities debate what's best for elephants zoos or sanctuaries one subject is almost certain to come up: tuberculosis. From Toronto to Dallas to Topeka, representatives from zoos as well as zoo industry groups have warned against sending...
  • Federal agency to provide $19m for 3 dam projects in Va.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide about $19 million for three dam rehabilitation projects in Virginia. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding on Thursday in a news release. The Virginia projects are among about 50 dam...
  • Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

    Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn't polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media (http://gbpg.net/1ClJhb3 ) reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement...
  • Community news for Enfield edition

    Local Band Heads to Hollywood ENFIELD - The local band "Drained Glory" is heading to Hollywood for a movie premier in which two of their newest songs "Finally Safe" and "No Mercy" (both soon to be released) will be featured in the movie "Street The...
  • Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

    WASHINGTON From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama's...