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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Bird flu sends egg prices soaring

    Bird flu sends egg prices soaring
    By owner Peter Bovis' estimate, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe goes through more than 14,000 eggs a week at its Randolph Street location just north of Millennium Park. But in the past month or so, Bovis and other restaurateurs have watched the price of this...
  • Why eggs have gotten more expensive in California

    Why eggs have gotten more expensive in California
    How big an impact has the new California law that reduced crowding in henhouses had on the state’s chicken farmers? New statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that the state’s egg production has dropped by 20% over last year,...
  • Summer BreakSpot gives free meals to youngsters

    Summer BreakSpot gives free meals to youngsters
    School is out and the Summer BreakSpot is in full swing in Dania Beach and other local cities. The program, underwritten by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers free, nutritious meals to students age 18 and younger all summer long. "When some of...
  • Grocers: Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day

    Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms could cost the nation's grocers up to $10 million a day in fines, according to a letter from an industry organization that is suing the block the...
  • Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries

    Congress battles over cuts to military commissaries
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is fighting an effort to privatize the commissaries that serve military families at installations such as Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Tucked into a major defense bill...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    House Republicans voted Wednesday to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of meat — a move to avoid costly trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. The World Trade Organization ruled against the law last month, saying the...
  • 6 facing charges in Lawrence food stamp scam

    Six people, including two Lawrence convenience store owners, have been arrested in what prosecutors say was a scam to defraud the food stamp program out of $2.5 million. Prosecutors say the four small stores caught the eye of the U.S. Department of...
  • Traps set for remaining loose piglets after Ohio truck crash

    Federal officials are setting traps for any piglets that may still be in the area after a semitrailer carrying 2,200 of them overturned on an Ohio highway. The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1C0wJWS ) reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has...
  • Ranchers mourn wildlife employees killed in plane crash

    The single-engine plane came in low as the seasoned pilot maneuvered to give his gunner a clear shot at a coyote on the ground below. They were on a mission to hunt down predators that had been killing livestock in northeastern New Mexico. A spotter less...
  • Ohio beekeepers report colony losses over past year

    Ohio beekeepers say they've lost much of their beehive colonies this past year, and that keeping their bees healthy is becoming increasingly difficult. From April 2014 to April 2015, Ohio beekeepers reported losing nearly 50 percent of their colonies,...
  • Kip tips: You can buy organic food without busting your budget

    Mention organic food to shoppers and they often respond that it's too expensive. For the most part, they're be right. A recent Consumer Reports study found that organic foods cost 47 percent more, on average, than conventional foods. As such, it's not...