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Black angus cattle grazed near the lodge at the Diamond Cross Ranch along the Tongue River near Birney, Mont., on Saturday. The ranch is fighting proposed coal bed methane production on its lands. Forrest E. Mars Jr., the former chief executive of McLean-based Mars Inc., owns the sprawling ranch.

    BOYLE: What the heck is GIPSA?

    Job creation is at the forefront of most Americans' minds - and rightly so. With unemployment hovering in the 9 percent range, the need for family-sustaining jobs is abundantly clear.


  • ** FILE ** In this June 27, 2011, photo, a Kroger store receipt with a food recall notice on it sits near a check out lane at a Cincinnati Kroger. Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

    E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef

    Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.


  • Cargill recalls more ground turkey tainted by salmonella

    CHICAGO - Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.


  • More ground turkey recalled because of salmonella

    Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products Sunday after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month.


  • ** FILE ** Standing together on April 16, 2010, after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence to protest for gay rights are (from left) Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Cadet Mara Boyd and Petty Officer Larry Whitt. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    USDA gay-sensitivity training seeks larger audience

    U.S. Department of Agriculture activists want to impose their intense brand of homosexual sensitivity training government-wide, including a discussion that compares "heterosexism" — believing marriage can only can be between one man and one woman — to racism.


  • Illustration: Raw milk by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    LINNEKIN: Mopping up the raw-milk mob

    Federal agents watched the home closely for a year, gathering evidence. Then, in a pre-dawn raid, armed members from three agencies swooped in.


  • Inside the Ring

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has listed two Chinese government-related telecommunications companies as approved suppliers for companies taking part in the Obama administration's multibillion-dollar program to expand broadband Internet service around the country.


  • SIMMONS: Double-dipping on feds' food dollars

    Children should go hungry only when grownups are not doing what they are supposed to do.


  • Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks after making a surprise visit to the Illinois women's delegation luncheon in Denver Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    EDITORIAL: USDA's Pigford fraud

    Race hustlers are shaking down taxpayers for payoffs, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is falling for the scam. The controversy involves a discrimination claim against the USDA for allegedly denying loans because of race. A federal judge approved payments of $50,000 or more based on low levels of proof. This encouraged a mad scramble for cash based on false claims.


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