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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • Martin Schram: Baseball must ban its dangerous maple bats now!

    Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball CC: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; America's baseball fans; parents and grandparents of America's youngest baseball fans Mr. Commissioner, you have an urgent decision to make. It...
  • USDA grants totaling $6.7M encourage efficiency, renewables

    A solar power system to be installed at one of Wyoming's bigger microbreweries helped Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday promote a nationwide program to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy. Vilsack planned to visit Jackson's...
  • East Hartford Schools To Expand Free Meal Program

    EAST HARTFORD — Students at two additional schools will receive free meals next year as part of the district's participation in a federal free meal program. The school system ran a pilot U.S. Department of Agriculture program this year that...
  • Big Easy Foods recalls some stuffed chickens sold nationwide

    A Louisiana food company is recalling some stuffed chickens sold nationwide because the label didn't show wheat, a potential allergen. Big Easy Foods LLC of Lake Charles has not received any reports of allergic reactions from the cooked and raw...
  • All About Food: Here are the real meanings behind the nutrition labels

    All About Food: Here are the real meanings behind the nutrition labels
    Commercial food labeling has often perplexed me. I really don't know what terms like reduced sodium, natural and lower in calories really mean. In fact, the federal Food and Drug Administration seems to have the same issue and has proposed a major...
  • House dumps country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and poultry

    WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal country of origin labeling laws meant to allow consumers to know where animals in beef, poultry and pork products were born, raised and slaughtered. The rules led to protests to the...
  • R.J. Reynolds spotlights illicit cigarette manufacturing in court hearing

    WASHINGTON A melodramatic and high-stakes case illuminating a complaint by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. about Native American tribes' alleged "rogue cigarette" manufacturing challenged a federal judge Tuesday. Wading into a civil lawsuit built on covert...
  • Animal rights group says Costco egg supplier treats birds inhumanely

    SEATTLE A prominent animal rights group is raising a big stink over alleged cruelty at a massive egg farm owned by a supplier to Costco Wholesale, and prodding the warehouse club to move more rapidly towards its stated goal of offering only cage-free...