The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.
Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.
Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.
After an aggressive media campaign from opponents, voters in Washington state are on the brink of rejecting a proposal to require labels on GMO foods.
Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.
Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.
23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.
The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.
In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.
In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.
While Congress did manage to pass a nine-month farm bill extension, no one is particularly happy with it.
Congress probably won't pass a new farm bill before the current one expires in September, but they won't renew the current one either. What gives?
Four years after New York City's widely publicized prohibition, citizens are eating less trans fats.
The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.
On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.
Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.
The FDA is currently considering a ban on the use of BPA in infant formula containers. The chemical has already been banned in Canada, the E.U. and China.
The FDA announced it would not rename high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar," despite arguments made by the Corn Refiners Association.