U.S. Department of Agriculture

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation ProjectsProjects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
5 Idaho Counties Designated As Drought AreasFederal officials have designated five Idaho counties as natural disaster areas due to recent drought conditions.
Abnormal Hair Loss, Faulty Euthanasia Among Research Monkeys Triggers Gov't ResponseAbnormal hair loss, dirty conditions and “faulty use of an anesthesia machine” on research monkeys at the Oregon Health & Science University has caused the federal government to take action.