The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.
The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.
State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.
White Violet Center hopes organic certification will differentiate them from other growers. Strawberry bread pudding with Jackie Howard. Pesticides and pot.
An E. coli vaccine has been on the market for years that could reduce the risk of getting sick. It’s a vaccine for cows, but not many cows are getting it.
A Kansas congressman reintroduced a bill last week outlawing state GMO labeling laws, an effort critics promptly called "Monsanto's dream bill."
Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.
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.