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Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.


The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 


President Donald Trump’s pick to serve as the US Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for research, education, and economics blames the “political climate” for his decision. 


image: USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

By Kerry Grens | August 8, 2017

The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.


image: Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

By Kerry Grens | July 20, 2017

The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.


The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own. 

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Scientists hope to save oranges from a bacterial disease that causes citrus greening, a disease that leads to bitter, discolored fruit.

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image: TS Picks: April 3, 2017

TS Picks: April 3, 2017

By Bob Grant | April 3, 2017

USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news

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image: USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website

USDA Removes Animal Welfare Data From Public Website

By Joshua A. Krisch | February 7, 2017

Due to privacy concerns, the US Department of Agriculture will no longer make animal welfare inspection reports and enforcement records public.


image: Ditch the Floss?

Ditch the Floss?

By Bob Grant | August 3, 2016

US government agencies can’t provide strong scientific evidence that flossing is beneficial.


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