Congressman challenges USDA to follow own school lunch restrictions - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
French Fries. Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP

As schools forced to cut back, USDA serving BLTs with cheese, pizzas, French toast, cheese steaks

Catfish regulations: What's the catch?

Opinion | Sherzod Abdukadirov

Why the proposed USDA catfish inspection program would be bad for America.

Report: Food prices may rise due to severe drought - AP

US | InternAdmin
Corn

USDA projects corn and soybean production down as drought ravages Midwest

USDA spends $2 million on internship program for one full-time intern - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
USDA

Report by USDA’s inspector general reveals ineffective management

USDA plans crackdown on food stamp fraud - TheDC

US | Caroline May
EBT Sign

‘These requirements will make us better at identifying potential fraud and abuse before it occurs’

USDA ends already illegal medical marijuana deductions for food stamps - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Medical Marijuana Banking

‘States that currently allow for the deduction of medical marijuana must cease this practice immediately’

'Meatless Monday:' USDA encourages employees not to eat meat, save environment - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Delicious Fried Chicken

‘One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative’

Senator: USDA 'slow-walking' answers on why it's pushing food stamps with Mexico - TheDC

US | Caroline May
Food Stamps

‘As a matter of practice we do not discuss the content of private meetings and regular government-to-government consultations in or with the media’

Proposed USDA regulation of online pet stores may harm animals - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Angelica Malik
Cat

USDA licensing regulation could put online dealers out of business

USDA partnering with Mexico to boost food stamp participation - TheDC

US | Caroline May
Food Stamp Nutritional Assistance

Partnership aims ‘to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance’

USDA buckles, removes Spanish food stamp soap operas from website - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Farmers Markets Food Stamps

‘Some of the content in these advertisements does not meet the standards of what I consider to be appropriate outreach’

USDA combats 'mountain pride,' self-reliance to boost food stamp rolls - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Farmers Markets Food Stamps

Senator: ‘They seem to think that modern Americans shouldn’t have pride and independence’

USDA suggests food stamp parties, games to increase participation - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Food Stamp Fraud

‘Make it fun by having activities, games, food, and entertainment, and provide information about SNAP’

New measures crafted to reduce food stamp fraud - CNN

US | InternAdmin
Food Stamp Program

‘The agency said individuals suspected of defrauding the system are requesting a large number of replacement cards’

Scrooge: Obama administration to tax Christmas trees - TheDC

US | Caroline May
Capitol Tree

USDA announces new tax to help Christmas trees beat artificial competitors

Broadband company's demise puts taxpayers on hook for $74 million loan - The Washington Post

Business | Kells Hetherington
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Agencies that oversaw the venture defended their roles

USDA school-food proposal gets under spud industry's skin - TheDC

Politics | Gracie Ferrell
Food And Farm School Spuds

Advocates cite the potato’s health benefits, cost burdens for school districts in opposing regulations to starchy veggies in school meals

Dairy processors fight milk price controls - TheDC

Politics | Michael Watson
Food And Farm Big Farm Fight

While milk processors seek end to New Deal-era price controls, large dairy farming co-ops back bill to save their subsidies

FoodPolitik: Food cops have sour prescription for our diets - TheDC Opinion

Opinion | Rick Berman
Salt Shaker

FDA, Dept. of Agriculture open formal inquiry into how to achieve salt reduction goals

Obama's wackiest budget cuts - CNN

Politics | interns

Obama’s budget would slash programs that don’t work