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USDA Moving Forward with Beef Plan, Protests Against Pesticides

  • USDA will move ahead with its plans to create a second beef checkoff in the absence of consensus from the industry as to how to overhaul the existing program.

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Nurses Association Calling on Area Hospitals for Ebola Preparation

The Washington State Nurses Association is calling on hospitals in Yakima and throughout the state to take urgent action on four key priority issues to ensure the safety of health care workers, patients and the public against Ebola.

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Halloween in Yakima Can Be Tough on Children With Asthma

You might not think about it, but trick or treating can be an ordeal for kids that suffer from asthma, especially in Yakima with cold temperatures and smokey conditions.

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McDonalds Inviting Questions About Food, WTO Sides with U.S.

  • In a new campaign, McDonalds is inviting its customers to ask questions about the food they purchase at McDonalds.

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Workplace Safety Research on Chemicals, Which Apples Prevent Obesity Best

  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.

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Study Shows Benefit of Animal Protein, EDF Looking to Eliminate Fertilizer Pollution

  • Nearly half of U.S. consumers say animal protein is still the best source of protein.

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Beef Industry and Ag Department Meet, WHO Talking Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated last week he was so frustrated with the current working group’s failure to reach an agreement he wants to start a second checkoff under the 1996 generic checkoff act.

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Tyson No Longer Using Antibiotics, USDA Announces Key Dates with Farm Bill

  • As of the beginning of this month, Tyson Foods is no longer using antibiotics at the company’s 35 chicken hatcheries.

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Mercer Island Child has E. Coli, Water Tests Come Back Clean

Public health officials say a child who lives on Mercer Island likely has E. coli.

The state lab has yet to confirm the case and King public health officials say it's not possible to say whether there is a link between the child's illness and problems with the Mercer Island water system

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Agricultural Businesses Set Sales Record, Idaho Dairy Cleared in Investigation

  • US farmers, ranchers, and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record in 2013, with total business volume of more than $246 billion.

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