Tag Archives: USDA

Here’s What U.S. Farmers Will Plant More (and Less) of in 2017

In Kansas, they’re swapping corn for soybeans. In North Dakota, it’s wheat that farmers are ditching in favor of the oilseed. Those are some of insights from the U.S. Department…

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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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