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Latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Stories

Cargill Announces A Second Recall Of Ground Turkey
2011-09-12 12:24:12

Cargill Inc. has announced another recall of ground turkey products on Sunday after tests showed salmonella in a sample from an Arkansas plant.

Commercial Enzyme Improves Grain Ethanol Production
2011-09-12 10:07:27

A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases.

2011-08-31 20:18:35

A new birth control vaccine for white-tailed deer — a growing nuisance in urban areas for gardens and landscaping — eliminates the dangerous reproductive behavior behind the annual autumn surge in automobile-deer collisions.

2011-08-25 12:21:14

Cornstalks, wheat straw, and other rough, fibrous, harvest-time leftovers may soon be less expensive to convert into cellulosic ethanol, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists' studies of a promising new biorefinery yeast.

2011-08-23 19:56:16

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has created a new weapon in the war being waged against the potato cyst nematode-a diagnostic test that identifies the type of nematode infesting a grower's field.

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2011-08-22 20:27:59

Scientists found that future levels of ground-level ozone could reduce soybean yields by an average 23 percent.

2011-08-17 13:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced awards related to successful projects with government clients the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Los Angeles County (California), and the U.S.

2011-08-15 15:16:58

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are studying soil moisture levels and other field dynamics to help Pacific Northwest famers maximize the production of corn, a relatively new regional crop that helps support Idaho's growing dairy industry.

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2011-08-11 13:57:59

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is trying to learn what is causing the decline in bumble bee populations and also is searching for a species that can serve as the next generation of greenhouse pollinators.


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