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CDC: Big food illness outbreaks deadly but rare

...contamination incident "can rapidly become a multistate problem," he said.The CDC, with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working with state and local public health departments, are increasingly able to detect and track outbreaks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-11-03/cdc-big-food-illness-outbrea
44,000 cubic yards of debris collected in South Carolina after flooding

...estimate would be underway. The meeting came just before Aiken and Edgefield counties were among 29 that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack assigned a disaster designation for damage and losses because of the flood. As a result...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-28/44000-cubic-yards-debris-coll
Business news

...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
McBean man's care brings zebras back to health

...takes that long to get licensed. Zebra owners are required to have exotic pet licenses through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Georgia De partment of Natural Re sources. Owners need either a breeder's license or an exhibition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-03/mcbean-mans-care-brings-zebra
Delectable, no-work, native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

...has received more criticism, both adverse and favorable, than almost any known species," stated a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin of 1915.The bad press goes as far back as the early 17th century, when Capt. John Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-10-01/delectable-no-work-n
PETA requests federal review of University of Georgia for use of dogs, other lab animals

...rather than anesthetized live animal, which are then euthanized. The organization on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the process UGA used to approve the animals' use.UGA officials, meanwhile, say their use...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-21/peta-requests-federal-review-univer
Energy and manufacturing center opening in Aiken

...Economic Development Administration, and Jesse Risher, community facilities program director with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Fran Jones, plant manager of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, will also speak. The fundraising campaign's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-10/energy-and-manufacturing-c
End GRU primate studies

...plucking out their own hair and incessant spinning and flipping.Despite repeated citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, records show all but four of the primates continue to be housed alone, and GRU has failed to document any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-09-08/end-gru-primate-studies
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
Agriculture commissioner stresses importance of biosecurity for avian influenza

Gary Black, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, has a clear message for Georgia poultry-farm...biosecurity measures.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are six key steps to bio security: isolate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-10-06/agriculture-commissioner-str