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U.S. Department of Agriculture
October 18, 2017
US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers
The Trump administration's decision to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and ...
October 12, 2017
Official: Irma was 'lethal' for Florida citrus, other crops
Florida's famous oranges are still falling from trees and rotting on the ground weeks after Hurricane Irma, and the state's ...
September 15, 2017
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires
The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a record as wildfires blacken ...
September 13, 2017
Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday directed all land managers and park superintendents to be more aggressive in cutting ...
August 27, 2017
Maine blueberry crop falls with disease, lack of pollination
Maine's wild blueberry crop is likely to be much smaller this year than in recent summers because the industry is contending ...
July 15, 2017
Bone fragment scare forces Sabrett hot dog recall
The maker of Sabrett hot dogs is recalling more than 7 million pounds of hot dogs because they may contain bone fragments.
July 13, 2017
Insect attack! US West is battling crop-killing swarms
Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops ...
July 12, 2017
House panel lifts ban on slaughtering horses for meat
A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants. The move by the House Appropriations ...
July 04, 2017
Soy 'milk'? Even federal agencies can't agree on terminology
Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always ...
July 03, 2017
Correction: EPA-Dow Chemical story
In a story June 27, The Associated Press, relying on schedules provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, reported ...
June 28, 2017
GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts
Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the ...
June 26, 2017
World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president
The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his ...
June 22, 2017
The Latest: White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph
The Latest on reactions to Tuesday's congressional election in Georgia (all times EDT): ___ 10:50 p.m. The White House is ...
June 21, 2017
Lawsuit seeks reassessment of predator control program
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit demanding federal wildlife officials reassess their practice of killing coyotes, ...
June 20, 2017
Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling
Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it's produced in ...
June 16, 2017
US expands review of cyanide predator traps after boy hurt
U.S. officials are launching an expanded review of predator-killing cyanide traps and additional guidelines for workers ...
June 13, 2017
China a step closer to resuming US beef imports
China is a step closer to allowing imports of U.S. beef for the first time in almost 14 years. The United States and China ...
June 02, 2017
Wisconsin mill that exploded had been reprimanded on safety
A Wisconsin corn mill that exploded late Wednesday night was reprimanded by federal safety inspectors six years ago for not ...
May 31, 2017
'Pink slime' defamation trial set to start in South Dakota
Jury selection starts Wednesday in a more than $1 billion defamation case over ABC news reports on a South Dakota meat ...
May 26, 2017
As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts
When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and ...