Jun 13, 2013 A battle is brewing over a California law that requires laying-hens to be given more space in the coop. Other egg-producing states want to override the law’s requirement.
Jun 11, 2013 Tucked into the farm bill is language that would add means testing to the federally subsidized crop insurance program.
May 31, 2013 An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.
May 15, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hopes organic farming will help financially strapped small-scale farmers.
May 13, 2013 The Supreme Court ruling protects a company that controls 90 percent of the expanding soybean production in the U.S. and Latin America; what has followed from Monsanto’s dominance?
May 13, 2013 Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda
Apr 29, 2013 The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2013 Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Feb 7, 2013 As President Obama meets with Congress today to discuss immigration policy, the U.S. agriculture industry looks on with hopes for reform.