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Latino lawmakers look to USDA to address civil rights issues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing its ranks with more diversity as it…

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Merck to buy Harrisvaccines to boost livestock vaccine portfolio

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc's animal health unit will buy privately held Harrisvaccines Inc to expand its portfolio of animal vaccines as the U.S. livestock…

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Deadly piglet virus may have entered U.S. on 'reusable' feed bags: USDA

By P.J. Huffstutter & Danny Na CHICAGO (Reuters) – The deadly piglet virus that killed millions of U.S. pigs over the past two years may have entered the country on…

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From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," & "Got Milk?" They've all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture…

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U.S. plans changes to bird-flu response after criticism

By Tom Polansek (Reuters) – The U.S. Agriculture Department wants to improve its handling of the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry after coming under criticism for a…

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U.S. prepares for autumn resurgence of bird flu in poultry

(Reuters) – The U.S. Agriculture Department is worried approximately a possible bird flu resurgence in the fall, following an outbreak that has killed more than 48 million chickens & turkeys…

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USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification & labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. USDA's move comes as some consumer groups…

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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government…

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U.S. may impose tougher curbs to contain bird flu in Arkansas

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are considering imposing tougher restrictions in Arkansas to contain a virulent strain of avian flu in the heart of America's poultry region…

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USDA reports virulent strain of avian flu in Kansas poultry

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified the first infection of a virulent strain of avian flu in poultry in Kansas, confirming the virus…

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