School food rules will change your vending machine

Jun 27, 2013
New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.

Meat prices could rise if federal budget is sliced

Feb 28, 2013
Across-the-board furloughs would reduce the number of food inspectors, possibly affecting prices and supplies of meat.

Drought severely diminished U.S. crop supply

Oct 10, 2012
After this summer's drought, nobody expected good news from this morning's USDA crop report.

Bee population decline linked to common pesticide

Bee populations in the U.S. -- and even other parts of the world -- have been on the decline, which has many worried. Well, two new studies out might have figured out a reason why.
A bumblebee collects nectar from a flower during a warm spring sunny day. World bee populations have been dwindling, and two new research papers might have a reason why.
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USDA announces healthier school lunches

Jan 25, 2012
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains to replace high-fat, sodium-heavy menu items for American school kids.

MIDDAY UPDATE: B of A resumes foreclosures & will cable get the 'cut'

Oct 25, 2010
Today we look at Bank of America's announcement that it will resume foreclosure proceedings in almost two dozens states this week, after admitting...