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Gov’t Shutdown Halts WIC Funds For Moms & Babies

The partial shutdown of the federal government may soon affect low-income mothers and their infants.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

Workers destroy citrus fruit considered contaminated by the citrus canker virus October 10, 2000 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Robert King/ Newsmakers)

Canker Puts The Squeeze on LA Citrus Growers

A disease known around the world, but only recently prevalent on Florida citrus trees in the United States has now shown up in a second state.

07/05/2013

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Livestock “On The Moove” From South Florida Ports

There’s a lot more leaving South Florida ports than just cruise ships: exporters say the area’s ports are seeing a large increase in the number of Florida livestock setting sail.

CBS4–01/05/2013

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

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 78,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

It’s been a year since the Giant African Land Snail began its invasion of South Florida. Since that time, more than 77,000 snails have been collected on 340 properties in Miami-Dade County.

CBS4–09/05/2012

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RaceTrac Chicken Wraps Recall: High Health Risk

If you recently bought a chicken wrap from a RaceTrac gas station, you should read this “high-alert” recall notice.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

(Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industries) Giant African Land Snail

More Than 40,000 Giant African Land Snails Collected In S. Fla.

The Giant African Land Snail may not sound like a rapidly growing problem. But state officials have been trying to fight the invasion since September of last year.

CBS4–04/13/2012

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Chicken Breasts Recalled Over Fears Of Listeria Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of cooked chicken that was shipped to Florida over concerns it may be contaminated with Listeria.

CBS4–12/12/2011

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USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted Meat

In an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.

CBS4–09/13/2011

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