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A goat that apparently escaped the blade at a slaughter house caused an accident on the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City and brought traffic to a standstill from Route 440 to Route 3 when she wandered onto the highway during yesterday morning's rush hour.
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USDA/APHIS has announced that it will prepare two environmental impast statements for dicamba- and-2,4-D resistant crops.
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
The recalled product bears the establishment number "P-20923" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a use-by date of "JUN 22 2013" printed on each tray.
And the outlook isn't too good, as some are making a gamble on getting corn in the ground before it's too late.
Senate appropriators have approved the department's request to shift funds within the Rural Development division to avoid furloughing about 4,800 employees because of sequestration, according to an aide.
A team of United States Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists were busy screening and inspecting foreign arriving cargo and vessels when they discovered that a ship was infested with big headed ants.. However, once the CBPAS opened a container manifested with aluminum scrap metal from Costa Rica, It started off as a normal day at ... (more)
Where you see a pyramid, replace it with a plate. So goes the mantra of Cass Sunstein, author of Simpler: The Future of Government and President Obama's former "Regulatory Czar." The "plate not pyramid" slogan advocated by Sunstein, who spent four years as the Administrator of the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, refers ... (more)
WASHINGTON, MAY 21, 2013 As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, it is time to shelve the coats and boots and dust off the grill.
Occasional rainfall over the next week to 10 days will slow seedings of the U.S. corn crop, which was planted at a record fast pace last week, an agricultural meteorologist said on Tuesday.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., will introduce an amendment that would repeal the Farmer Assurance Provision,which allows farmers who use biotech seeds to keep planting them even as courts reassess whether the USDA followed protocol when it approved the use of the seeds.
Jay Ackley is a crop and dairy farmer who works about 2,700 acres of corn, beans, hay, and wheat each year in the eastern half of the county.
Stop Animal Exploitation Now says a fine issued by the USDA against Mattawan-based MPI Research is not enough to force the company to change what SAEN considers improper animal-handling. MATTAWAN, MI - Scientific testing company MPI Research was fined $6,911 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday for violations of the U.S. Animal Welfare ... (more)
Perpetual vegetables-these are the vegetables that, although they don't automatically come up each year, will provide you with what you need to continue to harvest season after season without having to buy anything new.
AG SEC'Y VILSACK ISSUES COMMENT ON PASSAGE OF A FOOD, FARM AND JOBS BILL May 20, 2013 Source: USDA news release Today, Secretary Vilsack made the following statement on congressional progress toward passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: "I am encouraged that Congress took action this week toward passage of a five-year, comprehensive Food, Farm and ... (more)
With the U.S. spring planting season off to a historically slow start, an increasing number of farmers are counting on powerful tools to catch up: Monster machines that sow 36 rows of corn at once and feature high-tech innovations like computer-guided directional equipment.