Department of Agriculture Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 12/6/2011 10:55:52 AM EST
    FILE-This file photo was previously provided by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and shows one of three leopards that were captured by authorities last month, a day after their owner released dozens of wild animals and then killed himself near Zanesville, Ohio. Sheriff's deputies shot and killed 48 of the animals, including 18 rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions, six black bears, two grizzly bears, a baboon, a wolf and three mountain lions. Six of the released animals - three leopards, a bear and two monkeys - were captured and taken to the Columbus Zoo. The Ohio Department of Agriculture says it hopes to begin medical tests this month on the six animals kept at a zoo since the incident. (AP Photo/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Grahm S. Jones, File)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:05:46 AM EST
    Cheri White Owl, founder of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, is pictured with one of the 33 horses she is currently caring for in Guthrie, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Slaughterhouses could be ready to kill horses within a month if the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides funding for meat inspectors, days after Congress quietly opened the door to the practice by lifting a 5-year-old ban on spending federal money on such inspections. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:05:46 AM EST
    Cheri White Owl, founder of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, is pictured with one of the 33 horses she is currently caring for, in Guthrie, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Slaughterhouses could be ready to kill horses within a month if the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides funding for meat inspectors, days after Congress quietly opened the door to the practice by lifting a 5-year-old ban on spending federal money on such inspections. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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    Posted: 11/30/2011 10:05:45 AM EST
    Cheri White Owl, founder of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, is pictured with a horse recently dumped at her sanctuary in Guthrie, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Slaughterhouses could be ready to kill horses within a month if the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides funding for meat inspectors, days after Congress quietly opened the door to the practice by lifting a 5-year-old ban on spending federal money on such inspections. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, right, talks to vendor Herbert L. Lee as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, right, talks to vendor Herbert L. Lee as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, right, talks to vendor Herbert L. Lee as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson picks out some ornamental gourds as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, left, walks the aisles of The City Market as she shops for items Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. Whether it is a quest for fresh or a way to support local growers, consumers are keeping it local when shopping for their food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says marketing of all local foods either directly to consumers at such things as farmer's market or through grocery stores amount to $4.8 billion in 2008. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson picks through a variety of peppers as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, right, talks to vendor Brian Ray as she shops at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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    Posted: 11/14/2011 8:10:47 AM EST
    Carolyn Anderson, right, looks over some peppers with vendor John Goode as she shops for items at The City Market Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says sales of ?local foods,? whether sold direct to consumers at farmers markets or through intermediaries such as grocers or restaurants, amounted to $4.8 billion in 2008. That?s a number several times greater than earlier estimates, and the department predicts locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)