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U.S. Department of Agriculture
February 08, 2017
Hundreds of bison sent to slaughter over tribes' objections
Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a ...
February 08, 2017
USDA says removal of animal welfare records not final
The Agriculture Department says "adjustments may be made" in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, ...
February 06, 2017
The Latest: Democrat backs agriculture secretary nominee
The Latest on Senate consideration of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees (all times EST): 2 p.m. President Donald ...
February 03, 2017
USDA removes animal welfare reports from its website
The Agriculture Department has removed animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the ...
January 25, 2017
The Latest: Trump vows to 'send in the Feds' to help Chicago
The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump is offering to "send in the Feds" if ...
January 20, 2017
Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA
Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture ...
January 19, 2017
AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, ...
January 17, 2017
Vilsack takes job with dairy industry after leaving USDA
Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is taking a job at the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The group is a nonprofit that ...
January 16, 2017
Correction: Egg Exports-South Korea story
In a story Jan. 11 about the U.S. exporting eggs to South Korea, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of food ...
January 13, 2017
Vilsack leaving USDA early, no Trump replacement named
Secretary Tom Vilsack left the Agriculture Department a week before his tenure ends and before President-elect Donald Trump ...
December 15, 2016
Obama administration files trade challenge against China
Amid new tensions with China, the Obama administration on Thursday launched its 15th challenge against Beijing at the Word ...
December 14, 2016
USDA rules would aim to protect livestock, poultry producers
With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules ...
December 02, 2016
Workers: Sexual harassment also rampant at Forest Service
Two months after uncovering rampant sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at the National Park Service, a House ...
November 23, 2016
Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America
No one listened to Tom Vilsack. As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has ...
November 18, 2016
Feds: Barrier to gorilla exhibit entered by boy ineffective
A barrier separating Cincinnati Zoo visitors from a gorilla exhibit wasn't in compliance with standards when a 3-year-old boy ...
November 17, 2016
The Latest: Trump to bar officials from lobbying for 5 years
The Latest on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency. (All times EST): 8:50 p.m. Donald Trump's transition team says the ...
October 11, 2016
Florida hopes quarantine and irradiated flies stop screwworm
A narrow ribbon of road linking the Florida Keys with the mainland is the front line in a renewed fight against maggots that ...
October 07, 2016
USDA: Egg group inappropriately targeted vegan spread
An egg industry group's discussions about thwarting the sale of an eggless vegan spread were inappropriate, a yearlong ...
September 13, 2016
US complains of unfair government aid for Chinese farmers
The Obama administration lodged a complaint Tuesday against China at the World Trade Organization alleging excessive ...
September 01, 2016
USDA offices to reopen after closure due to security threat
The Agriculture Department says all its offices will be open Thursday after facilities in five states were briefly closed due ...