Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
Miscanthus is a tall, stalky grass native to Southeast Asia. Researchers want to blend miscanthus with existing fuel sources.
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.
Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.
Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.
Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.
Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.
New research is helping parents learn how to get their kids to overcome their natural reflex to eschew new foods.
Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant could be struggling with something else found only in milk from European cows.
Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.
Does food taste better if you pay more for it? A study from Cornell University says yes.
USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.
The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.
What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.
Vermont is in striking distance to pass the country's first law to require labels on GMO foods – and they're already bracing for lawsuits.