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.
47 million Americans will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits starting November 1.
While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.
Revisions to federal school lunch guidelines are helping schools bring more local food into their cafeterias.
Corn yields are expected to be 64 percent higher than they were last year.
The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.
The USDA has mandated that Country of Origin Labeling rules will go into effect. Eight meat industry groups are suing to fight the new requirements.