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...Republicans to approve incentives the automaker is seeking to expand its lone U.S. assembly plant.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Agriculture announced a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related...

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

...the consumer can trust in that trademark."Bland said he was already boxing onions and meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors Monday for his first shipment of the year.He said he typically ships up to 150,000 boxes during...

Virus killing million of pigs

...million to more than 6 million. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the die-off has had a hand in shrinking...outbreaks since the 1980s, has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to similarly vouch for animals shipped overseas...

Watch out, Northerners, here comes the kudzu

...have a right to be worried because kudzu covers about 8 million acres of the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an estimated $500 million is spent each year to get rid of it.I tried to calm my correspondent's...

Pet adoption event planned

...university stated the research was aimed at solving serious problems related to implant infection.The U.S. Department of Agriculture found five Animal Welfare Act violations during an on-site inspection prompted by the Humane Society complaint...

Farmers do not get individual aid for cleanup

...we are continuing to pick up debris until it is all collected," he said.Kent Politch, spokesman for the Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, said emergency conservation funds, and business and farm loans between 1½ and 2...

Sharpshooters may thin Ga. deer herd

...A committee studying the overpopulation is waiting to hear results of a feasibility study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Carswell says he's expecting to hear back from federal officials...

Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...of the household may utilize the card,'' and not just the persons pictured.A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which runs the food stamp program, confirmed the contents of the Caskey email but declined further comment...

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Jeffery Hinkle analyzes an egg under the light of a lamp as he and his test partner, John Hadden, search for impurities and imperfections during the Georgia Department of Agriculture's egg candling class at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church on Thursday.

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...