New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Detection

A newly created cell line helps scientists identify pig and cattle tissue infected with foot-and-mouth disease much quicker than current detection methods.

2012 Ag Census Deadline Extended

The USDA extends the 2012 Census of Agriculture deadline to March 31, 2013, for farmers who have not yet returned their surveys.

USDA Awards Farm-to-School Grants

A total of $4.5 million has been awarded for the planning and implementation of farm-to-school programs throughout the country.

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Invasive Beetle Threatens U.S. Avocados

The redbay ambrosia beetle, carrying a fungal disease damaging to avocado trees, is spreading through the U.S. while researchers aim to stop it in its tracks.

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