Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.
Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.
As more states legalize certain types of cannabis, the industry turns to traditional farmers for help transforming the plant into America's next big cash crop.
USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.
Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.
The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.
The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.
Missouri is the second state to add the right to farm to its constitution, behind North Dakota.
While some farmers see drones as a way to help their bottom line, others see them as a potential invasion of privacy.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
We talk to a Bloomington city official about proposed changes to food truck regulations. Emily Robbins tells stories from her farm life. Meringue for dessert.
The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.
As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.
While the conversation about hemp in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business.
With signals from Congress and the federal government, it may not be long before some of America’s amber waves of grain get a little greener.
As the food truck scene continues to grow across the country, local governments are writing rules to regulate mobile food vendors.