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Number Of US Farms Declines, Farmers Getting Older

The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.

02/20/2014

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Dogs Killing Dozens of Animals in Rural Maryland

Frederick County authorities say two big, red dogs are suspected of killing nine goats, 12 rabbits and several chickens in a series of attacks on farms near Frederick.

04/02/2013

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EPA Can’t Regulate Livestock Farms It Can’t Find

The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.

08/02/2012

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