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February 22, 2018

 

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Kashi Expands Support For ‘Transitional’ Grain Farming

Whole-grain cereal maker Kashi is boosting the amount of crops obtained from farmers who are switching from conventional to organic production.

February 19, 2018

 

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Conservation Programs In Farm Bill Can Help Farmers

Farm bill conservation programs are now so popular, they've become quite competitive.

February 13, 2018

 

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Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

February 9, 2018

 

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2018 Forecast: US Farm Income To Sink To 12-Year Low

It's already tough for farmers to turn a profit on grain, but it looks like things may be taking a turn for the worse.

January 26, 2018

 

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Rights Groups Blast USDA Plan For Faster Pork Production

The USDA has proposed changes that would increase line speeds at pork processing plants, a move advocates say will increase worker injuries.

January 19, 2018

 

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Farm, Food and Forestry On The Table in the Next Farm Bill

It's farm bill time, and Harvest Public Media's Amy Mayer runs down the reasons why all Americans should pay attention to the debates.

January 12, 2018

 

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Food Stamp Fate Murky In 2018 Farm Bill

As Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal farm bill later this year, watchdogs and voters are bracing for possible cuts to the SNAP program.

December 22, 2017

 

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White House Grabs US Food News Headlines in 2017

The change of leadership in the White House was 2017’s top driver of food news as the Trump administration started making its mark on farm and food policy.

November 3, 2017

 

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Hunger Levels Remain Stubbornly High In US

A USDA survey shows that the number of Americans suffering from hunger remains well above pre-recession levels nearly a decade ago.

November 3, 2017

 

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Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination

Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

October 27, 2017

 

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Congress Approves More Relief For Puerto Rico

Congress this week passed a $36.5 billion emergency package to pay for ongoing disaster relief from Puerto Rico to California.

October 6, 2017

 

Aid workers distribute water to residents in the Rio Cañas Abajo zone of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 1.

Food Aid Trickles Into Puerto Rico

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, aid is finally reaching remote areas amid criticism of the relief effort.

August 30, 2017

 

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Alarm Raised Over President’s Choice For USDA Top Science Job

Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.

July 13, 2017

 

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USDA Requires Schools To Outline “Lunch Shaming” Policies

The federal agency wants school districts to better communicate with parents their policies for unpaid student lunch debts.

June 15, 2017

 

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Falsely Labeled Organic Imports Alarm Organic Industry

Three soybean and corn shipments from Turkey were falsely labeled "organic" upon arrival in the U.S. earlier this year.

May 17, 2017

 

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Plan To Shakeup USDA Worries Rural Advocates

The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.

April 25, 2017

 

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Months After Nomination, Perdue Confirmed As Ag Secretary

Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.

April 17, 2017

 

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Veganize Your Baked Goods With Flaxseeds

Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)

April 17, 2017

 

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Former Ag Secretary Worried About Lack Of Rural Focus

Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.

March 24, 2017

 

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Trump’s USDA Pick Gets Capitol Hill Hearing But No Vote Yet

Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.

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