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Schumer: Bird Flu Crisis Could Worsen If USDA Budget Is CutThe New York Democrat said at a news conference Sunday outside a Manhattan supermarket that the average price of eggs is up nearly 50 percent this year because of bird flu.
Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Products Over Glass Shard ConcernsBeech-Nut Nutrition on Wednesday announced a recall of more than 1,900 pounds of baby food products, over concerns that small pieces of glass might have found their way into the jars.
$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Mishima Sukiyaki Beef, Gingered Pork Recalled Over Metal FragmentsA California-based food company has recalled nearly 50,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products that may be contaminated with metal fragments.
Officials Tackle Growing Problem Of Raccoons, Other Critters With Vaccine ProgramOfficials are now in the process of immunizing raccoons and other rodents with some creative techniques.
How To Make Food Last During A Power OutageYou don’t have to cut the last radish into fours to get your food supply to last.
Brutal Winter Has Made For Disaster For Upstate WinemakersThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter has caused severe damage to vineyards.
Eastern Long Island Deer-Culling Program Scaled Back After Stiff OppositionAn ambitious plan to eliminate about 10 percent of the estimated 30,000 white-tailed deer inundating eastern Long Island has been severely scaled back.
NJ Slaughterhouse Shut Down For Inhumane Treatment; Company Launches InvestigationThe U.S. Agriculture Department on Friday suspended slaughtering operations at Catelli Brothers in Shrewsbury after determining the video documented two instances of inhumane treatment of animals that were to be slaughtered.
Federal Sharpshooters To Help Control Deer Population On L.I.'s East EndAs many as 3,000 deer will be killed during the hunt, which begins in February. Officials said the overpopulation has been blamed for the spread of Lyme disease, damage to crops and car accidents.
Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major RiskChicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Report: Geese Again Rounded Up For Slaughter At Jamaica Bay Wildlife RefugeThe U.S. Department of Agriculture rounded up nearly 300 geese at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and took them away for slaughter Tuesday, according to a published report.
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