Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.
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.
A conversation about how food and alcohol have been depicted in American art with Judith Barter. Turkeys on the farm. Cranberry cocktail shake-up.
In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.
The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.
Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.
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.
Since the earliest farm supports in the 1930s, the link between those who grow food and those who need it has been part of federal agriculture policy.
After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.
Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.
Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.
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.
Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.
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.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.