U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

12:23pm

Mon December 31, 2012
Agriculture

After Public Outcry, USDA Maintains Hot-Iron Brand as Livestock ID Form

Under the new USDA rules, ear tags will be accepted in all 50 states. But states have the option of also accepting the hot-iron brand--something not included in original USDA rules.
Grace Hood KUNC

After a three year battle, a symbol of the American west—the cattle brand—will be preserved in new rules governing livestock identification.

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11:58am

Fri December 28, 2012
Planet Money

Understanding The 'Milk Cliff'

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 1:35 pm

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9:54am

Thu December 13, 2012

1:42pm

Mon December 10, 2012
The Two-Way

The Feds Can Tell Ernest Hemingway's Cats What To Do; Here's Why

Originally published on Tue December 11, 2012 9:06 am

Cats were everywhere. Fifty or so of them. In the house. On the lawn. Sunning themselves on the wall surrounding the property.

Most were six-toed — making them polydactyls. That's different. The cats you usually see have five toes on each paw in the front. Four on each in the back.

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12:57pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Agriculture

Winter Wheat Conditions Worsen; Drought Persists

RaeAllen Creative Commons

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says winter wheat conditions are the worst they've been since 1985. It’s the fourth straight week that the outlook for the country’s winter wheat farmers has declined.

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