DC Abandons Ads Encouraging Public To Report Food Stamp Fraud

US | Thomas Phippen
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) | DC Food Stamp Fraud Awareness Posters

‘Not a reflection of our values’

STUDY: Farm Subsidies Gobble Up $20 Billion A Year

Energy | Chris White
Tractor, calculator and farm subsidy (Bartolomiej Pietrzyk/Shutterstock)

‘Farm subsidies are costly to taxpayers’

Music Mogul Moby Pushes For Food Stamp Junk Food Ban

US | Thomas Phippen
Musician Moby attends a news conference on Internet freedom May 18, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Moby called on the Congress not to allow giant telecommunication companies like AT&T and Verizon to take over the Internet. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

‘Big food conglomerates go to the bank while the poor end up in the emergency room’

Ag Secretary Assures Farmers Trump 'Has Not Forgotten' Them

US | Thomas Phippen
Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. March 23, 2017. (Photo: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

‘Aggressive trade principles’

Two Bills In Congress Are Aimed At Preventing A Repeat Of 2017's Disastrous Fire Season

Energy | Tim Pearce
Firefighters battle to save one of many homes in an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles

‘For every $1 spent in mitigation, between $4 and $8 is saved’

Trump Administration Pulls Organic Livestock Care Rule

Business | Thomas Phippen
Chickens at an egg farm. (Shutterstock/Cat Act Art) | Trump Pulls Obama Organic Livestock Rule

Rule exceeded the government’s authority

Trump's Forest Service Chief Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Energy | Tim Pearce
U.S. Forest Service Logo.

‘Effective immediately’

USDA Staffer Makes Shocking Sex Admission While Talking To Black History Month Crowd

US | Amber Randall
Moushumi Paul (R) of the USDA interviews job applicant Sherry Rose (L) at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" military job fair in Washington January 8, 2016. U.S. job growth surged in December and employment for the prior two months was revised sharply higher, suggesting that a recent manufacturing-led slowdown in economic growth would be temporary. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 292,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

‘Something you would not imagine’

One Government Agency Created A $23,000 App To Help Employees Not Break The Law

US | Thomas Phippen
U.S. President Donald Trump shows a signed executive order next to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during a roundtable discussion with farmers at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

‘Firm commitment to … ethical behavior in keeping with President Trump’s ethics pledge’

The Guardian Claims Trump's USDA Blacklists And Censors Use Of Term 'Climate Change'

Energy | Chris White
A climate scientist infamous for incorrectly claiming he once won the Nobel Prize is criticizing a museum for not being faithful to the truth and facts because of its association with a billionaire climate skeptic. (By ESB Professional/Shutterstock)

‘Visit with your staff and make them aware of this shift’

Government Can't Decide What To Call 'Soy Milk'

US | Thomas Phippen
Milking a cow by hand (Photo: Shutterstock/Ronaldo Almeida)

Calling it a ‘soy beverage’ might confuse the public

Animal Rights Legislators Push Window Dressing Laws Instead Of Tackling Real Dangers

Opinion | Patti Strand
Dog pictured in front of a chain link fence. 1stGallery/Shutterstock.

Lawmakers draft bills based on the outdated belief that there is a dog overpopulation issue.

Trump's EPA Won't Ban A Pesticide Obama Really Wanted Banished

Energy | Andrew Follett
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 4: Plaque outside the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in downtown Washington, DC on May 4, 2015. (Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock)

‘A welcome decision grounded in evidence and science’

Federal Cyanide Trap Meant For Coyotes Kills Family Dog, Injures Boy

US | Eric Lieberman
Automatic garden sprinklers are somewhat similar to cyanide devices.[Shutterstock - Fahkamram]

‘It’s a miracle the child wasn’t seriously injured or even killed’

California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming

Energy | Andrew Follett
Child and teacher screaming at the megaphone (Shutterstock/alphaspirit)

From pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu

Obama Agriculture Secretary's Hasty Departure Raises Ethics Issues

Politics | Ethan Barton
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack speaks after meeting EU Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos in Brussels

‘The abrupt timing of Vilsack’s departure raises questions about potential conflicts of interest’

USDA: Children Are Literally Cheaper By The Dozen

US | Thomas Phippen
Big families spend less per child, USDA says. (Photo: Shutterstock/Konstantin Chagin)

‘…significant economies of scale, with regards to children’