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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

    No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down. As such, farms...
  • Rancher indicted for falsely claiming cattle died in storm

    The indictment of a South Dakota man for falsely claiming he lost more than a hundred cattle during the autumn blizzard of 2013 could be the first such case from the storm, which devastated ranchers in the western part of the state. Karl Knutson, of...
  • APNewsBreak: 1st Midwest farm hit by bird flu restarts

    Three months after a devastating form of bird flu made its first appearance in the Midwest, the first poultry farm in the region to be affected is growing turkeys again — even though the virus is still lurking in Minnesota and beyond. The Pope...
  • Urban farms seed program to feed 22,000 students

    AKRON, Ohio John Hercules leaned against a fence near a rotting mound of compost steaming through chilly air on a recent early morning. Speaking from beneath a tan cowboy hat, the 24-year-old gave inquisitive third-graders a tip on the more pungent...
  • Food bank, Elgin partner to give summer lunches to kids

    Food bank, Elgin partner to give summer lunches to kids
    With school out for the season, Hanover Township's Izaak Walton League Center & Reserve at the east end of Jay Street on Elgin's east side began to bustle Monday afternoon. Along with an open gym program being run at the center for a third summer,...
  • US to import egg products from Netherlands to ease shortage

    With an increasing egg shortage due to the widespread bird flu outbreak, the United States will soon allow imported egg products from the Netherlands to be used for commercial baking and in processed foods. It's the first time in more than a decade the...
  • Michigan confirms first cases of highly pathogenic bird flu

    Michigan's first cases of highly pathogenic bird flu have been found in free-ranging Canada Geese north of Detroit, according to state officials. Tests performed on three goslings collected between May 28 and June 1 in Macomb County's Sterling Heights...
  • Md. must protect bees

    Md. must protect bees
    It is unfortunate that the U.S. Department of Agriculture findings that show Maryland beekeepers lost 61 percent of their colonies last year were not available just a few months earlier when the legislative committee I serve upon listened to chemical...
  • Buffalo Grove farmers market to accept LINK cards

    Buffalo Grove farmers market to accept LINK cards
    One of the best eating options around is opening itself to some of the people who need it most. The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market will open on Sunday, June 14, for its sixth year at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road, and 2015 will be its...
  • New guidelines to expand nutrition program's reach in W.Va.

    State officials say new federal guidelines will allow more West Virginians to enroll in a nutrition program. The Department of Health and Human Resources' Office of Nutrition Services says an additional 7,500 West Virginians could be eligible for...
  • 2-1-1 helps children find free summer meals

    2-1-1 helps children find free summer meals
    The non-profit organization 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast is helping local students find meals during the summer break when they may not have access to free food at school. Families can get help finding local meal sites this summer by calling 2-1-1 or...