Vilsack is widely credited with rallying the support that ultimately made the 2014 farm bill one of the few major bipartisan successes in this Congress.
After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.
Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.
A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.
Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.
Vicki Basman talks about her food adventures in Pearl Lagoon. Frog legs are on the menu. And, how cuts to SNAP funding could affect rural Americans.
Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.
Funding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.
47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.
Indiana Representative Marlin Stutzman and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly will participate in the reignited Farm Bill debate in Congress.
The House narrowly passed a bill Thursday that, if turned into law, would cut $39 billion from SNAP benefits over ten years.
Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.
The farm bill moved to conference Thursday evening with hopes that nutritional assistance would make its way into the final product.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.
Time is ticking for the farm bill. Current legislation expires September 30, and Majority Leader Harry Reid has warned it will not be extended again.
After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.
Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.
Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.