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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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Breast Cancer Awareness Increasing Number of Survivors

October is breast cancer awareness month, a disease that more and more women are now surviving thanks to early detection.

Nancy Roher is director of Memorial Hospitals' Ohana Mammography Center who says women in their early 20s need to do self exams and have a mammography beginning at age 40 and then every year after that

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USDA Helping Farmers Manage Risk, Foster Farms Chicken Recall

  • USDA has unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.

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Climate Smart Agriculture Program Launches, Foodborne Pathogen Breakthrough Sought

  • As the Obama administration announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said long term global food security depends on us acting together now.

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Yakima Greenway On Board With Task Force Outdoor Recreation Recommendation

The Yakima Greenway fully supports the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on parks and outdoor recreation.

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Asia-Pacific Trade Negotiations Ongoing, Willamette River Under Health Advisory

  • Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington.

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Bacteria Resistance to Antibiotics Examined, Money for Renewable Energy

  • President Barack Obama signed an executive order announced Thursday calling for a five-year plan to track highly resistant bacterial infections.

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Beef Checkoff Under Scrutiny, Departments of Agriculture Examining Tax Code

  • The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff.

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