ApplegateChickenNuggets
3 months ago
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Chicken nuggets recalled over possible contamination with plastic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a food recall involving "approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets products" produced for Applegate Farms, by Perdue Foods LLC, according to a statement.
Double-Crested Cormorant in Surf City (Photo: Hannah Patrick/ WWAY)
4 months ago
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USDA using bird bangers to scare away Cormorants from swing bridge

The US Department of Agriculture is in surf city right now taking care of a messy bird problem near the swing bridge.
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4 months ago
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USDA to scare away Cormorant birds from Surf City swing bridge

The Surf City Police Chief says the USDA will return to Surf City to perform some periodic work to try to scare away Cormorant birds.
Eggs
7 months ago
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Egg industry group CEO steps down after vegan mayo scramble

The CEO of the American Egg Board has stepped down earlier than planned, following the release of emails indicating she tried to stop the sale of a vegan mayonnaise at Whole Foods.
BirdFlu
11 months ago
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USDA secretary not ready to declare bird flu outbreak over

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over.
Eggs
12 months ago
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US to import egg products from Netherlands to ease shortage

The bird flu outbreak has caused the US Department of Agriculture to approve importing egg products from the Netherlands to be used for baking and in processed foods.
The USDA cited Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo for health problems Ben the Bear was suffering. The zoo says Ben is doing better.
1 year ago
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Tregembo Zoo says sick bear is getting better

There are new allegations against the Tregembo Zoo for the way their animals are being cared for. The allegations are in regards to a black bear suffering from an autoimmune disease.
Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced
2 years ago
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago.
Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office
2 years ago
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Ex-Rep. Etheridge to lead NC federal farm office

Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other initiatives.
NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected
3 years ago
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts.