U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a package of eggs at a Manhattan supermarket on June 21, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Bird Flu Crisis Could Worsen If USDA Budget Is Cut

The 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.

06/21/2015

Beech-Nut has recalled numerous baby food products due to concerns about glass shards. (Credit: Beech-Nut)

Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food Products Over Glass Shard Concerns

Beech-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.

04/15/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects 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.

01/14/2015

These packages of Mishima Sukiyaki Beef and Gingered Pork have been recalled due to concerns about metal fragments. (Credit: USDA)

Mishima Sukiyaki Beef, Gingered Pork Recalled Over Metal Fragments

A 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.

01/08/2015

Raccoon ( Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Officials Tackle Growing Problem Of Raccoons, Other Critters With Vaccine Program

Officials are now in the process of immunizing raccoons and other rodents with some creative techniques.

10/14/2014

How To Make Food Last During A Power Outage

You don’t have to cut the last radish into fours to get your food supply to last.

08/25/2014

Wine Bottles (file/credit: Clip Art)

Brutal Winter Has Made For Disaster For Upstate Winemakers

The 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.

03/28/2014

A white-tailed deer (credit: Getty Images)

Eastern Long Island Deer-Culling Program Scaled Back After Stiff Opposition

An ambitious plan to eliminate about 10 percent of the estimated 30,000 white-tailed deer inundating eastern Long Island has been severely scaled back.

02/05/2014

Butchers at Catelli Brothers (credit: catellibrothers.com)

NJ Slaughterhouse Shut Down For Inhumane Treatment; Company Launches Investigation

The 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.

01/27/2014

Deer (file/credit: Clipart)

Federal Sharpshooters To Help Control Deer Population On L.I.’s East End

As 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.

12/10/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major Risk

Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

11/10/2013

FILE - Canada geese (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Report: Geese Again Rounded Up For Slaughter At Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The 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.

07/02/2013

Hudson Valley Maple Syrup (credit: Deborah Rodriguez/WCBS 880)

Researchers To Conduct Census Of New York State Maple Syrup Production

Federal agriculture researchers will conduct a census of maple syrup production in New York State in April and May.

03/31/2013

Vultures (credit: Bob Marhold)

N.J. Communities Stringing Up Carcasses To Keep Troublesome Vultures Away

New Jersey communities from one of the state to the other have had it with vultures, and have strung up vulture carcasses this winter to drive away flocks of the damaging birds.

03/11/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

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