The world’s first non-browning genetically modified apple, called the Arctic Apple, is set to debut in select Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1.
The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.
A federal law prohibits former criminals convicted of, for example, trafficking controlled substances, from receiving food stamp benefits.
Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.
Farmers are shy; chefs are ferocious. But they need each other to put local food on restaurant tables.
Drones are seen by many as part of the next generation of “precision agriculture” tools. Here are five ways drones are already impacting the food system.
As Trump takes office, those involved in California's huge farming industry are wondering how his hard-line stance will affect them.
Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat, what to avoid.
New rules will force some of the biggest organic egg producers to change their practices, or stop calling their eggs organic.
GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."
Check-off programs pool money from organic food producers and handlers, and distribute the funds for organic food promotion, education, and research.
If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.
Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.
The USDA expects payments from government safety net programs to reach $12.9 billion for 2016, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.
Newly discovered fossils in Patagonia suggest the nightshade family started much earlier than believed, perhaps when dinosaurs roamed.
Tom Vilsack announced that his first job outside the Cabinet will be heading up a dairy industry trade group that pushes for access to foreign markets.
Similar to "little free library" boxes that are filled with free books, these "blessing boxes" are stocked with food and toiletries for people in need to take.
People have been harvesting seaweed for thousands of years, but now it's become so popular, you can even take a class.