The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.
The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.
Christine Tailer lives off the grid but not without creature comforts. Pickled eggs and quinoa on the menu. Clara Moore tells us how to shop like a chef.
Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.
The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.
Eat less meat for the environment? A draft recommendation for the USDA says so.
Living Roots grows food organically, but since they are not USDA certified, Michael Hicks has to come up with other ways to describe their growing practices.
As farmer Mike Record describes, organic farming isn’t just about growing healthy soil. It's about paperwork and red tape.
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.