The next Agriculture Secretary will be charged with shepherding a new Farm Bill through Congress. Work on the law is slated to begin almost immediately.
The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.
The largest chunk of sales in 2015 were made to local schools, hospitals and wholesalers.
Corporation-owned farms do exist, the USDA notes, but they’re far out-produced and outnumbered by the country’s family farms.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.
President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.
Rural America at a Glance 2016 underlines the economic distress many rural residents, and voters, have felt since the Great Recession.
San Francisco-based Hampton Creek makes several types of plant-based mayo products.
Low prices at grocery stores have created the largest gap between restaurant and grocery prices in the last decade.
A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.
Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.
The government says the number of hungry U.S. kids has dropped to the lowest level since before the Great Recession.
The federal agency says beef and poultry products may now be labeled as "non-GMO."
The federal agency is buying 11 million pounds of cheese to combat a weak market and stock food banks across the country.
Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.
Some say Senate Bill 764 is a step in the right direction for GMO-label advocates, but others say the bill isn’t enough.
With commuting, and other lifestyle changes, a growing number of low-income children now live outside the neighborhoods that qualify for federal assistance.