The federal agency is buying 11 million pounds of cheese to combat a weak market and stock food banks across the country.
Making soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat is an ancient technique being adapted to modern times.
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.
Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.
Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.
A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.
Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.
While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach
The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.
Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.
Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.
World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.
Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.
The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.
Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.