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Don't tote furry pets around food

...they only covered the food in the locations of a fast-food sandwich chain. They gave me the number to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where I was told that because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the laws got kind of muddled and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-12/dont-tote-furry-pets-aro
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children consume too much salt, raising risk of heart disease

...at school, said Kevin Concannon, the undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The USDA is also helping out with the bulk food it makes available to schools, about two-thirds of which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-09/centers-disease-control-and-
Cool summer raises expectations of record corn, soybean harvest; seed, GPS technology factors

...and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time.The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-08/cool-summer-raises-expecta
Internal investigation finds CDC scientist was mum for a month about flu virus accident in lab

...of the mixed virus sample was sent to another CDC lab in Atlanta. In March, a shipment of it went to a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Athens. For a study, the bird flu virus was given to chickens. The chickens died, prompting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-15/internal-investigation-finds-
Business news

...bring production "in line with demand for our agricultural products."With commodity prices falling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February predicted that farm income in 2014 would sink to levels not seen in four years.Deere is now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-13/business-news
54 defendants charged in $18 million food stamp fraud scheme in Georgia

...their fraud upon the WIC and Food Stamp programs.Karen Citzen-Wilcox, the special agent in charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, said the investigation and prosecution "should send a strong zero-tolerance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-10/54-defendants-charged-18-mill
Climate change brings heat, mosquitoes, other summer dangers

...poison ivy is one that responds really well to it, said Dr. Lewis Ziska, a plant physiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture who has studied the impact of climate change for about 25 years. It also causes the plants to produce a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-01/climate-change-brings-heat-m
Welfare Nation: "Farm Bill" is what's wrong with America

...and grape soda was created in the late 1930s for poor people to purchase food considered "surplus" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President Johnson made it part of his "Great Society" in 1964 and it's been hanging around ever since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-05-25/welfare-na
George Kelly

...fluently. After graduating from the University of Georgia Law School, he practiced as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Agriculture before entering the Foreign Service in 1960. During a career that spanned 26 years, he served at diplomatic...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171115432
Humane Society of the United States official will join dog protest

...released Nov. 20 found that GRU purchased six hound dogs from a dealer who has been repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is under investigation for violating the Animal Welfare Act. The organization also questioned whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-05/humane-society-united-states-