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Savannah River Site accepting registrations for fishing challenge

...participant. Fishing boats, equipment and life jackets will be provided and lunch will be served.For a registration form, visit www.fs.usda.gov/savannahriver. Selected participants will receive a confirmation packet and schedule.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-14/savannah-river-site-accepting
Graystone Ranch relinquishes animals, withdraws USDA application

...facilities, officials confirmed.The USDA had recently conducted a pre-license...are not public information, according to USDA spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa.While Graystone will not pursue a new license, the USDA is still investigating allegations the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-03/graystone-ranch-reliquishes-
GRU found in violation of Animal Welfare Act

...During a routine inspection Feb. 26, the USDA found that only six of 45 macaques in one...this requirement during the December 2013 USDA inspection, and in both instances did...statement Thursday, the university said the USDA reports do not contain "any findings of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-20/gru-found-violation-anima
There are rules for a reason

...of the violations were noted in previous USDA inspections.The institution relies heavily...though the vast majority of them are non-USDA regulated animals such as rats, mice...regulations governing its test subjects.And for USDA inspectors, this message: The next time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-20/there-are-rules-reaso
Graystone Ranch in Hephzibah being investigated by USDA

...public are required to be licensed by the USDA and are regulated through annual inspections...ziplining, and animal tours, canceled its USDA license in January, but the public was...for comment.In addition to its canceled USDA license, Graystone was also operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-22/graystone-ranch-hephzibah-bei
Protests USDA rules on organic foods

...is trying to do with organic foods. The USDA's well-publicized, temporary withdrawal...of the proposal. The instructions the USDA was given in the Organic Foods Production...Standards Board on those details, the USDA has proposed rules that do not codify the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/07/op_235374.shtml
Opinion columns
USDA setting up gene research center at Cornell

...is expected to open this spring, said Judy St. John, an associate deputy administrator with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. "The USDA-funded center will aid researchers around the country and the world in the quest to discover all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/20/tec_250795.shtml
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USDA develops quick test for E. coli bacteria

...test, can determine the presence of a dangerous strain of E. coli within five to 10 minutes instead of 48 hours or more, said USDA scientist Dan Laster. "We think this will encourage more testing of meat and other foods because it is such a simple process...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/15/tec_213015.shtml
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SC cracks down on food stamp fraud

...Through the third quarter of the fiscal year in 2014, the USDA had imposed sanctions, through fines or temporary disqualifications...to go after people defrauding the Medicaid system. The same USDA program that's underwriting South Carolina's effort is helping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-13/sc-cracks-down-food-stam
South Carolina attorney general dedicates special prosecutor to go after fraud in food stamp program

...Through the third quarter of the fiscal year in 2014, the USDA had imposed sanctions, through fines or temporary disqualifications...to go after people defrauding the Medicaid system.The same USDA program that's underwriting South Carolina's effort is helping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-13/south-carolina-attorney-gener