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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/bitter-court-feud-over-sweet-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-08/virus-killing-million-pigs
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/watch-out-northerners-here-co
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-07/pet-adoption-event-planned
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-04/farmers-do-not-get-individual
Where you live

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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-27/where-you-live
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-03-20/sharpshooters-my-thin-ga-dee
Findings on GRU animal research differ; 2 agencies investigated complaints

...Animals, according to a report released Feb. 11.In response to the Humane Society complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found five violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act during an on-site inspection in December, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-02-24/findings-gru-animal-resea
Banned liquids get through security at Olympics

...in a refrigerated warehouse waiting to be flown to the Olympic village. Russian authorities say the U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to provide a required certificate. LIGHTNING STRIKE: Canada picked a healthy Tampa Bay Lightning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-06/banned-liquids-get-throu