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USDA files complaint against Alaska university

The U.S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Holtville Tribune

USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Marketing, Non-Profit

Windsor Now

USDA designates 8 Colorado counties as drought disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently issued contiguous disaster designations for eight Colorado counties due to recent drought conditions.

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Related Topix: Weather, US News, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Colorado, Colorado Government

Southwest Farm Press

Chili pepper production down in New Mexico

New Mexico commercial production fell sharply last year according to a USDA year-end crop production report and confirmed by the latest crop statistics from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Agriculture, Science, US News, New Mexico State University, Life, Food, Vegetables

Snack Food/Wholesale Bakery

Late July Organic Snacks Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips

Product Snapshot: Late July Organic Snacks' new Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips are for consumers who prefer organic food to enjoy an organic snack.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Organic Food, US News

KOLN-TV Lincoln

USDA Announces Tree Assistance Program (TAP) Sign-Up

USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced today that orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011, can sign up for the Tree Assistance Program beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Weather, US News, Dining, Deli Food

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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