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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Bird flu likely to persist 3 to 5 years in Minnesota, rest of US

    MINNEAPOLIS The unprecedented U.S. bird flu outbreak which is centered in Minnesota is likely to stick around for three to five years and possibly impact poultry across the nation, a top U.S. veterinary official said Thursday. "This is something very...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Taylor Energy Company now exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade....
  • Standards for organic seafood coming this year, USDA says

    After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon. The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the...
  • Nutmeg Senior Rides Walk

    ENFIELD - David Dumais named Community Chairperson of the Nutmeg Senior Rides annual Walk. The Walk will take place at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield on Saturday, April 25. The event is slated to kick-off at 10 a.m.; registration opens at 9 a.m....
  • Peninsula localities seek grocers for neighborhood rehab

    Peninsula localities seek grocers for neighborhood rehab
    When Jim's Local Market opens in Newport News' Southeast Community in early 2016 it will do so with more than $600,000 in city subsidies used to help attract operators and fast-track the store's construction. But Newport News isn't alone in seeking a...
  • Mendocino County suspends contract with a federal wildlife agency

    Mendocino County suspends contract with a federal wildlife agency
    In a settlement with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, Mendocino County has agreed to suspend renewal of its contract with a federal wildlife management agency pending completion of an environmental impact report that will consider nonlethal...
  • Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

    Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn't already lurking undetected somewhere in the Atlantic Flyway,...
  • Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar

    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar
    Sugar lobby keeps Congress from souring on sugar Our mothers told us that sugar is filled with "empty calories," and it can rot your teeth, make you fat and give you diabetes. They told us this because, unfortunately, it's true. But this is...
  • Beech-Nut recalls baby food after broken glass found

    Beech-Nut recalls baby food after broken glass found
    Beech-Nut has recalled almost a ton of baby food after broken glass was found in the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The Amsterdam, N.Y.-based company was alerted to the problem by a customer who found a small shard of glass...
  • Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards

    Not all District 204 students on board with healthy lunch standards
    Healthier nutrition standards are causing some younger students in Indian Prairie School District 204 to bring their own lunches to school and older students to quit buying snacks at lunch, according to a report presented to the School Board. Each day,...
  • States target long-term unemployment, food stamp rolls

    WASHINGTON After years of struggling with stubbornly high unemployment and elevated food stamp rolls, 10 states and the federal government are embarking this year on an ambitious new effort to help the jobless find work. Passed as part of the 2014 Farm...