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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • New data show progress in restoring the bay, but more work needed

    New data show progress in restoring the bay, but more work needed
    Virginia and other bay states have made progress in reducing nutrients and sediment into the Chesapeake Bay, but new data released Monday show a mixed bag over whether they're on track to meet long-term goals. Scientists with the Chesapeake Bay...
  • Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges

     Ex-head of suburban water district indicted on federal fraud charges
    The former president of a financially strapped suburban water district pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Chicago to federal fraud charges alleging he stole more than $33,000 from the district's coffers for his personal use. Mark McDonald paused for a moment...
  • Senate hearing to explore pros, cons of trade with Cuba

    WASHINGTON Legislation to lift the trade embargo on Cuba has made little headway in Congress, but next week lawmakers will examine the possible benefits and challenges of agricultural trade with the island nation. A hearing is scheduled before the Senate...
  • Washington City Council votes to let geese stay in park

    The geese hanging around a Washington park are getting to stay. WITN-TV in Washington reports (http://bit.ly/1GHCS0z) Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Roberson says the city council voted unanimously Monday not to remove the geese from Veteran's Park. City Manager...
  • Drought expands across large section of nation's crop region

    Drought conditions expanded last month amid weather that was warmer and drier across much of the western U.S., but spring rain in the agricultural Midwest could improve conditions for farmers preparing for the corn and soybean growing season. Weekly data...
  • Healthy but unpopular school lunches cost cafeterias

    Healthy but unpopular school lunches cost cafeterias
    The mechanics of buying school lunch haven't changed much over the years: Pick up a tray, move through the line, eat and get on with the day. But this, of course, is a health-conscious age, struggling to end the scourge of poor nutrition, in which one...
  • Poultry experts urge prevention to keep bird-flu out of Ohio

    Ohio poultry industry officials and veterinarians are urging prevention to keep a bird-flu strain out of the state that has been identified in other parts of the country. Migratory birds appear to have helped the spread of the H5N2 virus that the U.S....
  • 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 Movie" a Skinfly Entertainment...
  • Wisconsin records first outbreak of dangerous bird flu strain

    Wisconsin records first outbreak of dangerous bird flu strain
    A dangerous bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has been identified in a Wisconsin chicken flock, marking the first case of the virus in a commercial chicken farm in the U.S. and its first appearance in Wisconsin, the...
  • Wisconsin records 1st outbreak of dangerous bird flu strain

    A dangerous bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has now been identified in a Wisconsin chicken flock, marking the first case of the virus in a commercial chicken farm in the U.S. and its first appearance in Wisconsin,...
  • Egg executives to be sentenced in salmonella outbreak

    Egg executives to be sentenced in salmonella outbreak
    Two former Iowa egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced Monday for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people. Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, face up to a year in jail. Prosecutors...