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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Va. agency suspends zoo's permit, cites violations

    Natural Bridge Zoo's state permit to exhibit wild animals has been suspended following inspections that found more than 40 violations. Lee Walker with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1Iv29Ig )...
  • Westminster Livestock Auction now an official tagging facility

    The Westminster Livestock Auction has been designated an official Maryland State Department of Agriculture tagging facility, giving the operation authority to apply official identification to animals for purposes of controlling diseases, as required by...
  • Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 5th Minnesota farm

    A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has spread to a second turkey farm in one of the top turkey-producing counties of Minnesota, state and federal officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock...
  • Bird flu strikes yet another commercial turkey facility in Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS The commercial turkey industry in Minnesota, the nation's largest, has been struck yet again by bird flu, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the detection of the disease in a turkey operation in southwest...
  • 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers

    2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers
    Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite...
  • March was warmest on record for downtown L.A.

    March was warmest on record for downtown L.A.
    Downtown Los Angeles and 13 other Southern California cities just went through their warmest March since record-keeping began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service. In downtown Los Angeles, the average temperature was 68.2, 2.2 degrees...
  • Developer spares 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan

    Developer spares 200-year-old giant oak tree in Waukegan
    The developer of a 5-acre property in Waukegan said this week that redevelopment plans will not kill the majestic bur oak tree on the corner of Grand Avenue and Green Bay Road. "The tree shall live on!," City Planner Russ Tomlin emailed The News-Sun...
  • WVU awarded $453,000 USDA grant

    West Virginia University has been awarded $453,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant is from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Nearly $19 million is being awarded to universities around the U.S. to ensure a...
  • Inmates to butchers: Bill would create meat processing program

    SAGINAW, Minn. The men filed into the locker room, throwing on red aprons and rubber boots. "Same jobs as yesterday," supervisor Michal Jasek told them. One guy heaved a huge bucket from the walk-in refrigerator. Another started the bandsaw. Then they...
  • Organic dairy farming struggles to keep up with demand

    COLOGNE, Minn. Mark Wickenhauser stood in the doorway of his weathered 1910 barn and viewed the dark soil that will soon sprout a pasture rich with alfalfa and other grasses. He has worked all his life at the family dairy farm here but switched from...
  • April Fools' Day news you can trust. (No, really.)

    April Fools' Day news you can trust. (No, really.)
    April Fools' Day should really be April Bull's Day with all of the fake news crawling across the Internet and social media. The Tribune is compiling the silliness here so you have plenty of fodder for workday procrastination. You're welcome. FOOL: The...