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.
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.
For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.
Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.
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.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.
Laws and ballot initiatives for mandatory labeling have been proposed in more than 20 states.
Thanks to Jared Polis, the effort to label genetically modified foods is going federal.
From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.
On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.
Consumption of a delicacy may be draining the Atlantic Ocean of a notorious predator.
After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.
Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.
After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.
Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.
A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.
A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.
Lawmakers worry that the Obama administration's focus on health care reform may be impeding on climate change legislation.
Legislation that would force food establishments to put calorie information on their menus is being challenged by some major food corporations.
Food Safety is growing into a "hot button" issue among consumers and lawmakers. Earth Eats has some resources to help you stay informed.