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...Congress for emergency money to help growers survive a drought disaster and record-high energy costs. The U.S. Agriculture Department has already designated 155 of Georgia's 159 counties as agricultural disaster areas because of the drought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/07/met_95631.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...meat processing plant and requested a recall of nearly 3,000 pounds of meat that were incorrectly labeled. U.S. Agriculture Department spokeswoman Amanda Eamich said Monday that the recalled meat from Halal International Processing in York poses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/31/met_516499.shtml
Metro
Clemson, Agriculture Department dedicate vegatable center

...foods grown in healthier ways. The new federal building dedicated Wednesday houses about 85 employees of the U.S. Agriculture Department and Clemson University who have been working in scattered buildings and trailers across the road from the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/22/gar_385560.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...through fifth grade. The legislation also says all vending machines serving food and beverages that do not meet U.S. Agriculture Department standards of healthy snacks would have to be removed from schools. Woman is sentenced in fatal DUI accident...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/06/met_449495.shtml
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Additional business news

...area threatened to expand. The price drop was in reaction to a surprising crop production report from the U.S. Agriculture Department that estimated the 1999-00 corn crop at 9.56 billion bushels, far above the average trade guess. Aiken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/13/bus_267728.shtml
Business
Looming corn shortage could raise grocery prices

...because farmers are sitting on larger supplies ahead of the fall harvest, and demand for corn is falling.The U.S. Agriculture Department estimated Thursday that the fall harvest won't yield as much corn as first estimated. High temperatures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-08-11/looming-corn-shortage-coul
Across South Carolina

...hyenas, rhinoceroses, gorillas, elephants and crocodiles. It would allow owners who are licensed through the U.S. Agriculture Department to keep their animals, though. County council members say their primary concern in establishing an exotic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/12/met_358015.shtml
Metro
SC corn growers benefit from Midwest drought

...Georgetown County's Farm Service Agency. As the Midwest goes through its worst drought in 60 years, the U.S. Agriculture Department says the price of corn has risen from $5 a bushel in May to $8 a bushel this week.Experts say the warm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-27/sc-corn-growers-benefit-midwe
Agriculture officials on the look out for tree fungus

...were shipped from Monrovia Nursery and Specialty Plants in California. Those samples are being tested at a U.S. Agriculture Department laboratory in Maryland. Several states, including South Carolina, banned shipments from the California nursery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/met_415173.shtml
Metro
Milk prices edge toward $4 per gallon

...cringing at the price of what was once the cheapest milk on the shelf. The rise in prices comes after the U.S. Agriculture Department announced Friday that it would raise the minimum price paid to dairy farmers by 50 cents - taking the price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/28/bus_413681.shtml
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