So far, USDA has spent $430 million on the system, a project known by the acronym MIDAS for Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems.
The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.
In 2014, Cuba imported more than $2 billion worth of food products – much of which is bought in bulk from countries in Asia or South America.
The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.
Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.
The thought of moving somewhere with lots of available water and open spaces gets the attention of dairy farmers like Marty DeHoog.
As sales slump for the organic retailer, Whole Foods seeks to expand its audience with a nationwide commercial campaign.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
A massive expansion of the Panama Canal to meet the demand of the 21st Century is set to open as soon as early 2015.
Farmers markets continue to grow. Community gardens are now mainstream. The next extension of that is to actually get onto a working farm and participate.
Drought and disease have driven up the prices of beef, pork and chicken, scoring big profits for meat processing companies.
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.
Millennials hold a significant amount of buying power, which can make or break fast food restaurants.
Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.
Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.
Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.
Shopping as a way of connecting with your town. Lawmakers reached a compromise on the farm bill. Uplands Peak rescues farm animals. Broccoli soup for dinner.
Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.
Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.
Corn farmers have been riding high prices for the last few years. But an expected bumper crop has prices falling this harvest season.