Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.
The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.
The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?
The poor, the elderly, women, infants, and children will bear the burden of budget cuts to federal food programs.
$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.