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University Of Alaska Fined $127K After 12 Musk Oxen Die From Malnutrition

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school’s large animal research station

CBS Seattle–06/11/2014

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Local Farmers Sue Monsanto Over GMO Wheat

Several Washington wheat growers filed suit Thursday against Monsanto Co. over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat, claiming the discovery of the wheat in an Oregon field last week has damaged sales of exports.

CBS Seattle–06/06/2013

File photo of a wheat field. (credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

USDA: Non-Approved Genetically Engineered Wheat Found In Ore. Field

The Agriculture Department says a non-approved strain of genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field.

05/29/2013

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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Hunger In Our State Increased Faster Than Any Other

The abundance of summer fruits and vegetables filling Washington supermarkets are a colorful but ironic contrast to some new statistics coming out the U.S. Department of Agriculture this week. The numbers show hunger in the state has grown significantly since the recession started.

CBS Seattle–09/07/2012

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Study: Organic Food Has No Nutrition Difference, But Fewer Pesticides

Organic food may give consumers’ piece of mind, but it may not be worth the bigger piece from your wallet.

09/03/2012

Armstrong will not fight doping charges (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Armstrong To Get Lifetime Ban, Lose Titles

In a statement released late Thursday night, celebrated cyclist Lance Armstrong announced he would no longer fight charges that he used performance enhancing drugs throughout his esteemed career. “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, enough is enough,” Armstrong’s statement read. “For me, that time is now.”

CBS Seattle–08/24/2012

Lance Armstrong (stock photo / Getty Images)

Armstrong’s Suit Tossed

A federal judge in Austin, Texas, has thrown out Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, an attempt to stop the drug case against the seven-time Tour de France winner.

CBS Seattle–08/20/2012

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Armstrong Doping Allegations Latest: UCI Tries to Block Charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Cycling’s international governing body is trying to block the case American anti-doping officials filed against Lance Armstrong, saying there may be a lack of due process and that witnesses were promised […]

CBS Seattle–08/03/2012

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