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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
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
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
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
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
Sharpshooters may thin Ga. deer herd

...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...

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

...Laboratory 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
Local growers don't count on profit from farmers markets

...Adderson said. "I think that's what you would say about everybody that's out here."According to U.S. Department of Agriculture research from 2011, the most current data, just 18 percent, or $877 million, of the nation's local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-04-23/local-growe