The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.
Amid all the doom-and-gloom caused by heat and drought, festivities and some positive news mark National Farmers Market Week.
What is "natural"? Food marketers' slippery use of this word is the subject of a legal case in California.
The USDA grants unrestricted use of GMO sugar beets, and California voters consider GMO labeling requirements.
An internal newsletter published on the USDA website mentioned how Meatless Mondays could help the environment. The beef industry couldn't have disagreed more.
California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.
Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.
Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.
Mad cow disease has been found in California. Officials insist there's no cause for alarm.
Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.
It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."
Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.
Raw milk proponents are gearing up for a fight as new evidence emerges that raw milk is more likely to make you sick than its pasteurized counterpart.
Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"
New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.
For the first time since 1990, the USDA has updated planting maps based on temperatures. One thing is clear -- the United States is getting warmer.
So what if there haven't been any reports of fetuses in food? An Oklahoma state senator wants to make sure it never happens.
Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.
China is no stranger to food controversy, leaving some consumers wondering if they can trust Chinese foods labeled as "organic."
Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.