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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • USDA looking into dolphin deaths at SeaWorld

    USDA looking into dolphin deaths at SeaWorld
    A division of the United States Department of Agriculture is looking into two dolphin deaths at SeaWorld, including one earlier this week, a spokeswoman for the agency said. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service looks into certain deaths...
  • Savvy Senior: Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as...
  • 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...
  • Loving The Locavore

    Loving The Locavore
    Curious Goods Chef Mark Muszynski only has to go to the restaurant’s back door to buy local ingredients — farmers drop by the Bake Oven Inn in Germansville with their produce to sell. "We try to deal with as much local as we can,"...
  • New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

    No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. As such, farms...
  • Rancher indicted for falsely claiming cattle died in storm

    The indictment of a South Dakota man for falsely claiming he lost more than a hundred cattle during the autumn blizzard of 2013 could be the first such case from the storm, which devastated ranchers in the western part of the state. Karl Knutson, of...
  • Baltimore fighting against beetle that targets its ash trees

    With the arrival of an invasive green Asian beetle in Baltimore, local governments and property owners are confronting tough — and potentially costly — choices about whether to try to save ash trees at risk of infestation or cut them down....