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...million pounds of turkey bacon products because they may spoil before the date on the package, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.THE MAKER of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-26/business-news
Bad-faith organics: Former USDA inspector now embraces GMOs

...actually stood for something.I grew up on an organic grain farm and worked from 1998 to 2003 as a U.S. Department of Agriculture-contracted organic inspector. Organic farmers still were in control back then, and were looking for no-till...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-22/bad-faith-organi
Carolyn Herlong

...was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma Williams Morgan. She was a retired secretary with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Survivors include 4 daughters Donna (Warren) Whitlock; Dale (Mike) Green; Janice Clark; Angie (Steve...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175494878
Ga. fuel inspectors checking pumps for illegal card scanners

...checking gas station pumps for illegal devices that are used to steal customers' financial information.Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black tells WABE-FM (http://bit.ly/1KP8q6f ) inspectors are checking pumps throughout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-04/ga-fuel-inspectors-checking-pumps-i
Bureaucracy is often bad

...helpful in many ways. It allows for most businesses to have government support. For example, because of the Department of Agriculture, farmers have a larger political standing which allows them to receive a fair price for their work. Bureaucracy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-07/bureaucracy-often-bad
Many Georgia counties lack animal control services

...equipment or facility to confiscate dangerous or abused animals, Lowe said.According to data from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, more than 30 percent of counties in Georgia lack municipal animal services. That void leaves thousands of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/many-georgia-counties-lack-a
Georgia Department of Agriculture slow to verify status of workers

ATLANTA - A recent audit found Georgia's Department of Agriculture didn't use a federal database to determine whether new employees were eligible to work there, a requirement under a state law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-04/georgia-department-agricultur
40 percent of honey bees dying

...rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture."What we're seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there's some bad things happening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/40-percent-honey-bees-dying
Survey might gauge Ga. stink bug invasion

...sylvania in 1998 and has since been found in 42 states and two Canadian provinces, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To date, it is classified as a nuisance pest in Georgia, but could quickly become an agricultural pest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-12/survey-might-gauge-ga-stink-b
There are rules for a reason

...university may in fact be correct in asserting that Animal Welfare Act violations revealed in a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection do not rise to the level of "illegal" or "negligent" treatment.But that doesn't mean the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-20/there-are-rules-reaso