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Pa. Agriculture Officials Take Measures To Prevent Importation of Avian Flu Here

The new restrictions apply to birds headed to live markets, and to eggs destined for facilities where they are broken open and processed.


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Don’t Move Firewood

People moving firewood from place to place is how tree-killing insects and diseases spread like wildfire – so don’t do it.


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Dozens Of Horses Quarantined At Parx After Equine Herpes Outbreak

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has quarantined two barns at the racetrack after one of the horses tested positive for equine herpes virus type 1 on February 15th.


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Officials Warn Residents Without Power To Dispose of Potentially Spoiled Foods

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says you only have about four hours’ grace on stuff in the fridge, but items in the freezer could last longer.


(Brian Maguire and his pet Vietnamese micro potbellied pig, "Steve."  Photo provided)

Delco Man Ups Fight With Township For Return Of His Pet Micro-Pig

The 10-week-old, six-pound Vietnamese micro potbellied pig is named “Steve,” and owner Brian Maguire wants the township to return him.