Increasingly, the soybean is being used in manufacturing — an ingredient in everything from glue to cleaning supplies to even furniture filling.
"The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012" is expected to go up for debate in the Senate in early June.
Thanks to high commodity prices and surging productivity, U.S. farmers earned a record net income of nearly $98 billion last year.
Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling
As heated debate over the repercussions of the 2008 Farm Bill wind down, discussion has already started about the next iteration.