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  • 4 arrested in connection with theft, killing of calf in Pointe Coupee Parish

    September 29, 2015 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men are accused of shooting and killing a calf while another four are accused of stealing the animal for its meat. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a cattleman found a dead calf on the spillway levee near Morganza, and Pointe Coupee Parish... more »
  • Rules would make school snacks healthier

    February 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under the new rules proposed Friday by the Department of Agriculture, school vending... more »
  • Christmas tree fee delayed by Dept. of Agriculture

    November 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - A fee on Christmas trees that was scheduled to go into effect today has been delayed by the Obama administration, after backlash against the program from organizations who called it a tax. The program would have charged some growers 15 cents per tree to pay for nationwide... more »

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