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U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 24, 2016
Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states
Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states ...
May 21, 2016
Biotech firm to pay $3.5M fine to settle animal-abuse case
One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and cancel its ...
May 10, 2016
Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic
On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens — using only what ...
May 07, 2016
Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and aspirants
Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and Shiitakepalooza.
May 02, 2016
INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny
Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible ...
March 15, 2016
Bumblebees found coast to coast are studied for protection
Two species of wild bumblebees found from Alaska to North Carolina and in Canada will be considered for protection under the ...
March 10, 2016
Too many turkeys: Staten Island calls foul over bird woes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is tackling a turkey problem on Staten Island. CBS New York (http://cbsloc.al/1pyYCFK ) ...
February 11, 2016
House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps
A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states ...
January 30, 2016
Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements
More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...
January 23, 2016
Q&A: Details about what's next in bird flu response efforts
More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a "last resort" of euthanasia, at ...
January 20, 2016
Q&A: Details about the latest round of bird flu
In just a few days, a bird flu virus has led to the deaths of more than 400,000 turkeys and chickens on 10 farms in a ...
December 25, 2015
Latino lawmakers look to USDA to address civil rights issues
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing ...
December 21, 2015
What 2016 will do to your checkbook: Rent, food, gas, raises
Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close ...