Apr 20, 2012 For now, the Farm Bill has stalled in Congress. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks about why the bill is vital to farmers, and the agriculture industry as a whole.
Apr 17, 2012 The citrus disease known as “Huanlongbing” has been raging for seven years, killing millions of orange and grapefruit trees across Florida. Now it’s been detected in California.
Apr 13, 2012 A warm winter followed by frosts has Wisconsin farmers confused about when to harvest alfalfa. It’s the main food source for dairy cows.
Apr 2, 2012 Right now the Food and Drug Administration is all but powerless to regulate cosmetics. Bills in Congress could give the industry a facelift by banning ingredients linked to cancer and other disorders.
Mar 23, 2012 Some farmers in the Midwest are planting crops earlier than usual because of hot weather. But there's a risk of losing it all if a spring freeze hits.
Mar 23, 2012 By the end of the month, the Federal Drug Administration needs to decide whether to ban BPA in food and drink containers. Bisphenol A makes plastic more pliable, but some scientists say it may have adverse effects on human health.
Mar 21, 2012 Cane sugar and corn syrup at going at it in court. Sugar doesn't want to be confused with syrup and they both want to hold onto their markets.
Mar 12, 2012 Commentator Mark Bittman argues we should regulate sugar like we do cigarettes.
Mar 1, 2012 Iowa's state legislature passed a bill that would crack down on anyone trying to secretly document animal conditions at farming facilities. Animal rights activists are outraged, but the bill's sponsor says it's a necessary measure to protect private property.