Washington has followed California’s example with a law to phase out eggs from caged hens, but the legislation uses egg industry definitions for “cage-free.”
The US Supreme Court this session is set to consider whether to make sales data on SNAP purchases from big food retailers public.
A growing number of low-income families that do not qualify for free school lunches are going into deeper debt, as school districts crack down on outstanding payments.
The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.
An upcoming trial will determine whether the term "fire cider" can remain in public use, or will remain trademarked in commerce by a single company.
Regulators in Arkansas voted to allow some use of the herbicide dicamba that was previously banned after complaints that it causes damage to nearby crops.
An annual report on school breakfasts shows steadily increasing participation rates as many schools begin serving meals to all students free of charge.
A new study warns that more than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are at risk of extinction, and a third are endangered.
As public funds for agriculture research shrink, companies and industry groups have filled the gap with conditional support.
General Mills has recalled all 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour after detecting Salmonella in a sample.
Nigerian researchers are developing better strains of the starchy staple called cassava to help boost food security in Africa and Asia.
A federal court rules that a so-called "ag-gag" statute is unconstitutional and violates free speech protections.
Suggested teaser: Last year ushered in several new rules to improve animal welfare, and the meat industry is digging in its heels for new battles in the year ahead.
China has doubled down on a campaign to modernize farms as tariffs from the U.S. drives up the cost of staple food crops.
More than 32,000 of food industry documents have been collected into a searchable public archive at the University of California at San Francisco.
As the US dairy industry jockeys for a spot in the global milk powder game, critics say the scaled-up operations cause disruption and environmental damage.
The EPA has floated a new rule that would let industrial farms off the hook from reporting toxic airborne emissions from concentrated animal waste. Animal waste from massive industrial farms gives off toxic gasses like ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide. Under a rule called the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, farms have to report […]
Heavier food stamp restrictions and a host of other contentious farm bill proposals are up in the air as midterms bear down on an uncertain Congress.
A project in the heart of dairy country seeks to build trust and respect between farmers and migrant workers.
A USDA program is developing wheat that draws more nutrients from the soil as it grows to improve global health.