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USDA eyes whether tainted beef entered food supply

FRESNO, Calif. — Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply. The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter ...

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Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches

WASHINGTON — Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier. The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch ...

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Grant to help farmers turn waste to energy

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland chicken farms produce a substantial amount of phosphorous-rich chicken manure, which contributes to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. One solution to the problem: Turn the poop into power. A new grant program from the U.S. Department ...

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USDA grants include Chesapeake Bay funding

Conservation grants announced by federal agriculture officials include funding for Chesapeake Bay programs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $22.5 million in conservation grants on Monday. Eight of the grants will support conservation innovations within the bay’s watershed. Nearly $850,000 will ...

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Sherrod sues blogger who posted video leading to her dismissal at USDA

WASHINGTON — A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that ...

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