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The Swampby Stephen J. Hedges Despite persistent fears of mad cow disease in Canadian beef, the Department of Agriculture has failed to properly track hundreds of Canadian cattle coming into the United States, the department's inspector general has concluded. An...
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush has gone to Peru. But Bush, making his last scheduled trip abroad as president, has not gotten away from the economic crisis that has beset his nation and many others near the close of his......
A few weeks ago I enlisted the assistance of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in a case involving a sick calf. The calf was showing signs consistent with a contagious exotic disease. This was done out of an abundance of caution. The...
Special to The TimesQuestion: On a packed, 16-hour flight to Japan, my three children and I were seated in a row next to a family that had not bathed recently. The odor was very strong. The flight attendant would periodically come by and spray air freshener, and the...
Special to The TimesIN the last several weeks, while the news was full of disasters and discussion of avian flu, Amtrak was dealt two quiet blows. The president of Amtrak — the nation's long-distance passenger rail system — was fired, and the profitable...
Every so often, an opportunity arises to train for a disaster. Granted, the training feels like the real thing, but people who work with livestock have to be constantly vigilant about recognizing exotic, contagious diseases. They are considered exotic...
On any given day, an average of 148,000 people will die. That means over a million people have died in the last week. Nearly 5 million have died since around this time last month, which, incidentally, was exactly when we were briefly bombarded with the...
Special to The Times"Pandemic," the Hallmark Channel, May 26. The premise: On an island off the north coast of Australia, as surfer Charley Williams begins to cough, he is unaware that several dead seagulls and a dead dog lie near him. They are infected with a new form of...
This is the last of these columns for this year's season of endless kudos. In the spirit of a Hollywood awards show, I'd like to start by thanking my agent, except I don't have one. So instead, I'll tie up some loose ends and offer a handful of random...
Associated PressMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Selling an island where scientists have experimented with infectious animal diseases since the dawn of the Cold War was going to be difficult enough. But it now appears any prospective buyer won't be able to do much with Plum...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Seven South Dakotans made a big impact on National Farmers Union policy during the family farm organization's 111th anniversary convention held at Springfield, Mass., March 2-5. Based on membership totals, South Dakota Farmers Union...
WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. "With the final rule announced today, the United States now has a flexible,...
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