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.
McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.
The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.
The Hub's tool share cuts down on new gardeners' start-up costs. Watchdog groups are concerned about the U.S. meat inspection system. Lentils with Daniel Orr.
Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.
Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.
The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.
The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.
An antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella has been linked to Foster Farms chicken in a recent recall, but the magnitude of the outbreak may not yet be felt.
Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.
Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.
Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.
In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.
Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.
New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.
According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.
Nearly 9 million pounds of beef have been recalled after the USDA discovered diseased animals were processed without proper oversight.
A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.
Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.