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Circus animals mistreated

...out to buy a ticket, consider that in 2011 Ringling Brothers was fined a record $270,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act. In recent months they were fined again for denying veterinary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-20/circus-animals-mistreate
Horse 'kill buying' legal, but critics see abuse, deception

...bill that would pay for the mandatory U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections required for slaughterhouses to function...back until it collapses.In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released graphic photos taken of injured and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-17/horse-kill-buying-legal-criti
Augusta's federal workforce gets 1 percent pay raise in new year

...non-taxable cash payments for food will increase 2.9 percent, a change based on food prices measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer J.C. Mathews said a "vast majority," but not all, of the 3,400...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-01/augustas-federal-workfor
Macon animal shelter quarantined

...caused by the virus.WMAZ-TV reports the shelter will remain quarantined until inspectors from the state Department of Agriculture clear it. Until then, no animals will be admitted or released.The incident marks the fourth quarantine in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-02/macon-animal-shelter-quarant
Flat Creek Dairy & Farm recalls 3 lots of cheese over possible salmonella contamination

...made at Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, according to Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores and food warehouses to make sure the recalled product is removed from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-15/flat-creek-dairy-farm-recall
Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah being investigated by USDA

Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after exhibiting its Bengal tiger, raccoons, gray foxes and nearly 50 other animals to the public without a license for almost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-22/graystone-ranch-hephzibah-bei
US turkey numbers at 28-year low, record wholesale prices precede Thanksgiving

...the stores for their frozen birds.This year's anticipated stock is 235 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service ? the lowest since 1986, when U.S. farmers produced roughly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-16/us-turkey-numbers-28-year-
Advocates call for overhaul of federal Animal Welfare Act

...captivity and preserve public safety. Enacted in 1966 and amended only a handful of times, it is enforced by Department of Agriculture through annual inspections and regulates exhibitors, breeders, research labs and dealers.USDA licenses are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-15/advocates-call-overhaul-feder
Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

...a drop in trees harvested, from 20.8 million in 2002 to 17.3 million in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The National Christmas Tree Association, based in Missouri, has encouraged growers to offer more options...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-28/growers-grateful-higher-ch
Savannah mall uses fake vultures to frighten flock

...something is wrong; something is not right with this situation," he said. It's a method used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, too, which regularly gets permits as required under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and kills one or two vultures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-09/savannah-mall-uses-vultures-