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2 hrs ago | WDIO

10 Whitetails Killed by Dog Attack on Webster, Wis. Deer Farm

Wisconsin wildlife officials say they are investigating a canine attack at a deer farm that killed 10 white tails in Webster, Wis.

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6 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

In a letter to DHHS Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos, a U.S. Agriculture Department regulator said the department had met the requirement to reduce its backlog by March 31. "The state has made significant strides in providing services to those households that experienced delays in receiving" food stamps, Regional administrator Robin Bailey wrote to Wos in ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres.

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10 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

USDA Aid Programs Not Intended For PED Virus Assistance

Starting Tuesday, farmers and ranchers can sign up for USDA disaster assistance programs restored by the 2014 farm bill.

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12 hrs ago | CBS Local

USDA Give Georgia Deadline To Improve Food Stamp System

Federal officials have given Georgia a deadline to show that it's doing a better job of processing food stamp applications.

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15 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Despite long winter, 3% of U.S. corn crop has been...

It seems hard to believe as this long winter continues -- but three percent of the nation's corn crop has been planted already.

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17 hrs ago | CSP

Clif Bar Promotes Showers to Sr. Customer Manager for C-Stores

Clif Bar & Co. has announced that Geoff Showers has been promoted to senior customer manager for convenience stores.

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21 hrs ago | Agrimoney.com

Morning markets: wheat price jumps as Ukraine tensions mount

Monday had been awaited with some anticipation by investors as it will bring, after the close of Chicago trading, the release of the first US Department of Agriculture assessment on progress of US corn planting, which has been slowed by cold and wet weather in the Midwest, particularly in eastern parts.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Detroit News

U.S beef prices hit all-time highs

The highest beef prices in decades have people searching for cuts of meat that won't break their budgets.

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Deming Headlight

New farm bill adds opportunity for NM farmers

WASHINGTON >> Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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WHTC

USDA considers mandatory reports of deadly pig vir...

The United States is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states, an industry group said on Monday.

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Beef Magazine

USDA Approves New Combination Vaccine To Fight BRD Viruses And Bacteria

USDA has approved Titanium 5 + PH-M, a new Elanco vaccine that protects cattle against the viruses and bacteria most associated with Bovine Respiratory Disease .

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Glendale News-Press

Cooking up the competition at Gelson's, Ralphs and Whole Foods

A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Caada Flintridge.

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Washington Examiner

USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.

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Ag Professional

Average farm debt-to-asset ratio declining

While total debt held by farms increased from 1992 to 2011, average farm debt-to-asset ratios declined during that time according to a report on debt use by farms conducted by USDA's Economic Research Service.

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Ag Professional

2014 Farm Bill means big changes for agriculture

The 2014 Farm Bill represents a big transition for a major sector of the economy.

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Agri Marketing

USDA Announces Funding To Educate Next Generation Of Farmers, Ranchers

USDA ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO EDUCATE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS, RANCHERS Apr. 14, 2014 Source: USDA news release Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher ... (more)

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Breitbart.com

Obama Admin Bans Junk Food in Schools

In another from-the-top decree, President Obama and his USDA have used regulatory powers to officially ban all junk foods from the nation's schools.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Cost, rules stop some farmers from going organic | Video

In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice.

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Examiner.com

Many customers don't want the bleaching agent, azodicarbonamide in bread

The Subway restaurant chain announced Friday that they're phasing out bread produced with a chemical commonly found in yoga mats.

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