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The U.S. Department of Agriculture along with the hog industry have proposed more deregulation at hog plants.  If implemented, meat packers would get more authority to police food safety themselves while allowing them to slaughter hogs faster.

Stink Bug Redux; New Strategies for Controlling Them

Oct 4, 2017

The sound of stink bugs flying around indoors has become a harbinger of autumn. One has been circling above me the whole time I’ve been writing this story. She looks like she’s trying to get into the ceiling but each time she hits it, she bounces off. 

Pamela D'Angelo

In recent years, Chesapeake watermen and seafood processors have begun developing a market for blue catfish, that invasive species that has exploded in regional waters vacuuming up baby blue crabs, shad, striped bass and other economically important fish. But new USDA inspection rules that hold foreign imports to U.S. standards could threaten that growing market.