More than five and a half years after six men were killed when a grain elevator blew up on the banks of the Missouri River, no clear cause has been pinpointed.
Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.
Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.
A new study found that food trucks in seven American cities scored as well or better on food safety inspections than restaurants.
Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.