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US-certified 'GMO free' on the way, for a price

May 14, 2015
But consumer groups pushing for GMO disclosure aren’t thrilled.
Posted In: GMOS, USDA, Food
Some food companies are scaling back on antibiotic usage in animals.

Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

Apr 28, 2015
Eliminating routine antibiotic use is most challenging in cattle
Posted In: Tyson, chicken, USDA, antibiotics, pork, beef, hogs, cattle, superbugs

Americans face food insecurity despite economic growth

Sep 4, 2014
Food insecurity is down only slightly.
Posted In: food security, household, USDA

The secret life of food stamps might get less secret

Aug 5, 2014
Should the public know how much stores take in through federal food stamps?
Posted In: food stamps, USDA

The USDA is catfishing catfishes

Feb 18, 2014
Catfish farmers hope USDA will get around to regulating them.
Posted In: catfish, USDA

4 surprising changes on the American farm

Jul 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just released 76 years worth of farming data.
Posted In: farms, USDA, horses, Agriculture Department

School food rules will change your vending machine

Jun 27, 2013
New federal rules limit vending-machine snacks in schools to 200 calories.
Posted In: school nutrition, USDA, Coke, candy bars

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.
Posted In: meat, USDA, Food

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.
Posted In: drought, USDA, food costs

Bee population decline linked to common pesticide

Mar 30, 2012
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.
Posted In: bees, farming, USDA