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U.S. Department of Agriculture
November 25, 2015
New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized
The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and ...
November 23, 2015
Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs
In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students ...
November 12, 2015
Fear not: You'll get your Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie
Bird flu took a bite out of the turkey supply. Heavy rain washed out the pumpkin crop. Yet Thanksgiving groceries likely ...
October 22, 2015
Wasp that kills stink bugs found; could help fruit orchards
Scientists from Washington State University have discovered a parasitic wasp in the state that kills its host like a scene ...
October 19, 2015
Saving 'sang': New label aims to conserve wild ginseng
Denny Colwell fires up a weed whacker and makes quick work of his prized American ginseng patch, a fall ritual that helps ...
October 08, 2015
Lawsuit in Iowa challenges so-called 'roadside zoos'
Pamela and Tom Sellner describe the small zoo they opened in northeastern Iowa nearly 15 years ago as a labor of love that ...
October 06, 2015
Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public
Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a ...
September 22, 2015
Government shutdown could cut off food stamps
A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who ...
September 18, 2015
Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards
Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle ...
September 15, 2015
Ex-USDA official in settlement over supposedly racist video
Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department official whose supposed racist remarks on video ignited a firestorm in ...
September 04, 2015
From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part ...
September 02, 2015
APNewsBreak: Egg group scrambled over eggless mayo maker
A California company that makes an eggless mayonnaise alternative has the U.S. egg industry scrambling. The American Egg ...
August 28, 2015
USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the ...
August 26, 2015
Farm profits to fall second consecutive year
It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of ...
August 25, 2015
Clinton wins endorsement of first Obama Cabinet member
Hillary Rodham Clinton collected her first endorsement from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday when ...
August 19, 2015
USDA seeking proposals for production of bird flu vaccine
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to stockpile a bird flu vaccine as the agency plans for a possible return of ...
August 10, 2015
1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu
Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to ...
August 04, 2015
Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended ...
July 23, 2015
House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling
Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation ...
July 23, 2015
5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling
States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.