Daily Archives: January 14, 2013

USDA names 598 counties drought disaster areas

January 14, 2013
USDA names 598 counties drought disaster areas

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans. These are the first disaster designations made by USDA in 2013. “As drought persists, USDA will continue to...

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McDonald’s expands test flight for chicken wings

January 14, 2013
McDonald’s expands test flight for chicken wings

The Associated Press NEW YORK — First there were McNuggets. Then there were Chicken McBites. Now McDonald’s could be adding “Mighty Wings” to its chicken menu. The world’s biggest hamburger chain is set to expand its test of chicken wings to Chicago, after a successful run in Atlanta last year. The wings are expected...

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