Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA

When the government calls, this senior executive makes the move

The Farm Credit Administration has had a new operations associate director. Byron Adkins moved over from the Interior Department’s Business Center.

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Growing Good in Government Initiative uses data-and-evidence-based approach to program design and performance

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FILE — In this Friday June 21, 2019 file photo, the sun peaks past almonds growing on the branches of an almond tree in Modesto, Calif. On Monday, July 12, 2021 lawsuits were filed in four California counties seeking potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer containing Chlorpyrifos that has been linked to brain damage in children. Chlorpyrifos is approved for use on more than 80 food crops, including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans almonds and walnuts, though California banned the sales of the pesticide last year and ended spraying this year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

This USDA entomologist lets bugs do the dirty work of eliminating other bugs

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APIn this photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, some of the 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers found Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport are displayed. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana had the songbirds in a duffel bag. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

It doesn’t grab headlines, but CBP also combats people trying to smuggle animals of all sorts

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