Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.
In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.
Crop farms and livestock operations are the biggest contributors to nutrient problems in the Gulf of Mexico
It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.
"Ag-gag" laws outlaw undercover investigations of farms. What does the Idaho decision mean for the handful of other states with similar laws on the books?
Ahold USA became the largest conventional grocer in America to partner with the CIW's Fair Food Program, ensuring better rights for farmworkers.
Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.
Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.
Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.
For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.
Do you know what impact your produce has on the environment or the lives of the workers who farmed it? Whole Foods wants to help inform you.
From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!
Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.
A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.
In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.
In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.
Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.
Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.
A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.