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

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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. 

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

USDA Emails: Don’t Use “Climate Change”

By | August 8, 2017

The agency denies instructing staff to avoid particular terms.

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image: Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research

By | July 20, 2017

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

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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 | 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 | February 7, 2017

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

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image: Ditch the Floss?

Ditch the Floss?

By | August 3, 2016

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

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image: Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill

By | July 12, 2016

The legislation will now go to the US House of Representatives, where it will likely pass.

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