Department of Agriculture

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Obama Seeks $615 Million To Fight Wildfires

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.


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Md. Fights West Nile Virus With Mosquito Spraying

Maryland is spraying areas of Anne Arundel County to control mosquitoes after the detection of West Nile virus.


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Watchdog Report: USDA Promoting Food Stamp Benefits To Illegal Immigrants

A government watchdog agency is reporting that the Department of Agriculture is promoting food stamp benefits to illegal immigrants.


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Study: Drought Trends, Estimates Possibly Overstated Due To Inaccurate Science

An index frequently used by scientists to predict drought trends – trends whose increased frequency and intensity were blamed on global warming – may have been misused, resulting in possibly inaccurate findings.


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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


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PETA ‘Taking Bets’ On Website When Sen. Grassley Will Die

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is taking bets on its website on when Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will die after he criticized the Department of Agriculture promoting “Meatless Mondays” for its cafeteria.


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FBI Investigating Suspicious Envelope At Department Of Agriculture

The FBI is investigating a report of a suspicious envelope at the Department of Agriculture building.


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5 Va. Localities Designated Primary Disaster Areas

U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Craig, Frederick, Page and Surry counties as a primary disaster area because of damage cuased by drought and excessive heat.