According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Good for your taste buds, bad for the economy: U.S. has its largest cheese surplus in over 30 years.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.
There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.
The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.
In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.
In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.
A consumer advocacy group reports that many farms that produce ‘organic’ eggs differ little from traditional industrial egg farms.
43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.
Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.
Certified organic farms in the U.S. sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014. California remains an organic powerhouse, nabbing the top spot in sales.
The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.
The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.
State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.
White Violet Center hopes organic certification will differentiate them from other growers. Strawberry bread pudding with Jackie Howard. Pesticides and pot.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
A Kansas congressman reintroduced a bill last week outlawing state GMO labeling laws, an effort critics promptly called "Monsanto's dream bill."
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.