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According to USDA's Agriculture Research Service, most soil tests don't correctly account for soil microbes, which mineralize organic nitrogen and make more of it available to the crop.
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The cost to produce a BLT, America's favorite summer sandwich, hit a record high of $1.65 in May and will continue to take a bigger bite out of wallets in the coming months, given a pig virus that has ramped up bacon prices and drought-stricken salad crops in California.
Kansas grains appear to be headed for a strong year, with the notable exception of wheat, if the current weather pattern continues.
Investing.com - U.S. grain futures plunged to multi-year lows on Friday, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast higher-than-expected domestic supplies of wheat, corn and soybeans this year.
SPRINGFIELD - For years, the Animal Kingdom Zoo was a landmark for area residents, a place where exotic animals sidled up to fences to take food from the hands of visitors.
Ranchers taking advantage of USDA disaster program Agency has distributed more than 106,000 payments totaling $1.2 billion in three months.
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The USDA has followed up with more specifics with how to understand and comply with its Federal Order on June 5 that required pork producers, veterinarians and diagnostic labs to report presumptive or confirmed positive occurrences of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus , Porcine Deltacoronavirus, or other swine enteric coronavirus diseases that meet ... (more)
CDC said a second accident occurred earlier this year when a culture of non-pathogenic bird flu had been cross-contaminated with the highly virulent H5N1 strain of bird flu before being shipped to a USDA facility.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting a South Dakota spring wheat crop that's 7 percent larger than last year.
Rain that has washed out portions of fields in several corn-growing states prompted the government to lower its estimate of this year's corn crop size, but soybean fields may actually produce more than earlier expected, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.
In the course of trying to understand a laboratory accident involving anthrax, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stumbled upon another major blunder involving a deadly flu virus.
A member of Congress and several food and worker safety groups are calling for the USDA to publicly release a copy of a proposed rule that would dramatically change how chickens and turkeys are inspected in U.S. slaughterhouses.
Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.
Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store in Miami. The index of retail prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs was up 7.7 percent from a year ago more than triple the overall inflation rate.
The USDA Rural Development State Director, Anita Dunning, announced funding for the two projects on behalf of Macon County Economic Development.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 06:26 am
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