The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Agriculture Departments marketing order system by ruling that the agency must compensate farmers who are forced to turn over their crops in order to avoid oversupplies. At issue is the marketing order for raisins that props up prices by r
An economic impact analysis released Wednesday by the USDA?s BioPreferred Program found that U.S. biobased products, such as biofuels and renewable chemicals, contribute $369 billion and 4 million jobs to the country?s economy.
In an effort to rally support for the reauthorization of higher nutrition standards mandated by the Child Nutrition Act, Democrats used a student cooking event today on Capitol Hill to showcase just how user-friendly those standards are.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that this summer`s fire season will be `above average.` Not only will it be hotter and longer than the norm, but this year, the Forest Service (FS) and Bureau of Land Mana
Half a million people were without clean drinking water for days some estimates say as long as a month in and around Toledo, Ohio, last August after a cyanobacteria algae bloom in Lake Erie rendered the areas water toxic.
The 14 new members of the House Committee on Agriculture represent a diverse set of interests and career experiences and hail from all across the U.S. In this special section, Agri-Pulse provides you with a unique look at their backgrounds.
Last week we gave you a look at the new members of the House Agriculture Committee. Today, we present their Senate counterparts, four newly elected Republicans who`ve been named to the Agriculture Committee and will help shape U.S. farm policy for the next six years.
From 2002 to 2007, the U.S. local food sector saw a 17 percent increase in the average number of farmers selling local foods direct-to-consumers (DTC), through farmers markets, farm stands, and community supported agriculture initiatives.