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Noxious weed sold as pond plant in 35 states

...hoping to get as many of them out of circulation as possible,'' said Randy Westbrooks, coordinator of the U.S. Agriculture Department's noxious weed program. ``Chances are most of them will die, but some will live and we will have another...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...hoping to get as many of them out of circulation as possible,'' said Randy Westbrooks, coordinator of the U.S. Agriculture Department's noxious weed program. ``Chances are most of them will die, but some will live and we will have another...

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Biotech, Third-World style

...crafted the anti-cancer drug vincristine from chemicals found in the rosy periwinkle of Madagascar, and the U.S. Agriculture Department helped California farmers crossbreed their barley with an Ethiopian strain that conferred immunity against...

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Opinion
In Maryland, felt boots blamed for invasive 'rock snot'

...instead of tickets. Fines and penalties haven't yet been determined and won't be effective until 2012. A U.S. Agriculture Department map shows didymo in at least 18 states as of 2008. New Zealand has banned felt soles to protect its trout...

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Regional News
Ketchikan Mill's Revival

...accomplishments has been getting three Alaska tree species their own grade stamps, comparable to the inspection seal the U.S. Agriculture Department puts on meat to certify that it's safe. The grade stamps enable Alaska wood to be sold as dimensional lumber...

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News
Northwest Digest

...Thursday. Gregoire, the state's former attorney general, said she had tried to avoid litigation, asking the U.S. Agriculture Department for an expedited process that would enable the state to adopt the protections of former President Clinton's...

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News
Murkowski holds economic forum, fund-raiser

...working through the streamlined permitting ... and just letting people know that we're open for business." U.S. Agriculture Department Undersecretary Mark Rey, whose responsibilities include natural resources and the environment, said if industries...

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News
Juneau Empire Online Archive Inside: Planes still dropping hay for western cattle 1/4/98

...taken,'' said Darren White, secretary of the state Department of Public Safety. Also Wednesday, the U.S. Agriculture Department announced emergency aid that will reimburse ranchers for up to 30 percent of the cost of buying feed for...

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Juneau Empire Online Local: Feds ban tethering in wholesale kennels 8/20/97

...It is intended to curb alleged abuses at wholesale puppy mills and other kennels licensed under the act, U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman Jim Rogers said. ``Our experience in enforcing the Animal Welfare Act has led us to conclude...

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