After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.
The act, which was inserted into the stopgap budget bill, tells the USDA it can go against court rulings to allow GMO cultivation. But is this a new power?
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.
The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.
The farm bill has made it closer to becoming law. The Senate passed it in a 2-1 vote Thursday, but the bill still has to clear the House.
Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.
In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.
As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.
In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).
Keeping the food supply safe from attack is an utmost priority. However, with no one body in charge of food safety, results are difficult to measure.
An effort to ban BPA in baby beverage containers passed the California Senate Tuesday, but it still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.
Senate-supported tax bill gives 45 cents per gallon subsidies to producers of ethanol-blended gasoline.
The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.
A group of food and farm organizations have signed a letter supporting amendments to the Senate food safety bill that would benefit small food producers.
A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.
The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs
If the climate bill is passed, reports say that consumers will pay an extra $83 per year. That's 23 cents per day.