Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(Animal-Inspections)

The U-S Agriculture Department says adjustments may be made in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website.

The information includes lists of animal welfare violations at commercial dog and horse breeding facilities and animal testing labs.

It was removed from the department's website Friday morning.

A spokeswoman for U-S-D-A's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says the agency is trying to balance the need for transparency with rules protecting individual privacy rights. (The Associated Press)

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(Tyson-Foods)

Tyson Foods says it's been subpoenaed by federal regulators, likely related to an investigation in connection with allegations that the company and others colluded to fix poultry prices.

The Arkansas-based meat producer said in a regulatory filing it received the subpoena last month from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

It said it is co-operating with the investigation.

Tyson said it believes the investigation is tied to allegations that it violated antitrust laws. (The Associated Press)

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(Temple-Grandin)

Livestock advocate Temple Grandin and Alice Waters, a chef and sustainable agriculture advocate, will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame of 2017.

Grandin is an animal sciences innovator and champion of farm animal welfare whose designs for livestock handling systems transformed the industry and are used worldwide today.

She used her own experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder to conceptualize equipment that reduced animal stress during the livestock handling process.

Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, and is credited with popularizing the organic food movement. (The Canadian Press)

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(Medical-Cannabis)

Health Canada says it will be conducting random testing of medical cannabis goods made by licensed producers. …

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