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.
Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.
The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.
For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.
Even as more people rely on food stamps, one in three could be eligible for assistance.
$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.
Online search feature takes the guess work out of determining if the food in your pantry has been recalled.
A bill to name whoopie pies Maine's state dessert has started a debate over whether the treats are too unhealthy.
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.
Earth Eats talks with Joel Salatin, the proprietor of Polyface Farm, who calls himself a "Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer"
The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation
Atlantic Monthly posted a great opinion piece questioning why companies in the United States don't have to disclose GMO ingredients on food packaging.
After some bluster early on, the Obama Administration seems to have turned away from green tech a bit. Earth Eats' Cory Barker rounds up recent developments.
In some communities, when the trash crew comes around each week they can pull up which houses are recycling properly - and which are not.
As obesity has been outed as a major cause of rising health care costs, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at a proposal to stop the expanding waistlines and costs.
This week has been full of ebbs and flows if you have been following the important climate bill making its way through Congress.