Businesses and individuals who keep domestic fowl should keep wild birds away from their flocks and be sure to disinfect equipment, clean cages regularly and change food and water daily.
The Food and Drug Administration has already successfully encouraged many drug companies to phase out the use of antibiotics used for animal growth promotion, but advocacy groups have called on the agency to limit other uses of animal antibiotics as well, such as for disease prevention.
Congress is apparently waiting for the outcome of the U.S.' appeal of a World Trade Organization rul
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi flyways. Cases have been found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas.
Good conditions boosted U.S. honey production in 2014, but beekeepers are still experiencing high colony losses.
The Justice Department earlier this month filed an emergency motion with the 5th Circuit, asking it to lift the preliminary injunction against the president's immigration actions.
USDA proposes that farms must document that their managers put in 500 hours of substantial management work annually or 25 percent of the time necessary for the success of the farming operation to qualify.
The proposed government-certified label would allow companies that want to advertise their foods as GMO-free to do so, but it would not be mandatory for others.
A western coalition of public lands stakeholders has filed formal challenges against three Department of Interior agencies regarding the integrity of the science being used to make decisions about sage grouse conservation.
The distributor told the school that pesticide use is limited and as a result, "organic matter" can appear.
The farm is taking its cue from the USDA, saying a human who has come in contact with an infected bird could spread the disease to the farm.
In Colombia a fierce debate has raged over a program that has sprayed more than 4 million acres with glyphosate in the past two decades to kill coca plants.
Organic grain farmers turn to a rural elevator to store their wheat, barley, oats and corn harvested in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.
The judge chided a Justice Department attorney for telling him at a January hearing before the injunction was issued that nothing would be happening with regard to one key part of Obama’s actions, an expansion of the 2012 Deferred Action for...