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With planting season upon us, area commodity leaders say there's a lot that goes into deciding what crops to put in the ground, and when to do it.
Kraft Foods is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the product may contain a different type of hot dog product in the packaging.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the President's proposed budget for USDA in fiscal year 2015 achieves reform and results for the American taxpayer; fosters opportunity for the men and women living, working and raising families in rural America; and supports innovation through strategic, future-focused investments.
Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center Emergency Food Pantry has received a large shipment of TEFAP products.
It's Easter weekend and time to do an annual update on the falling inflation-adjusted price of eggs over the last 120 years or so.
Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices.
With milk prices steadily rising in recent months, Whatcom County dairy farmers are finding themselves in the unusual position of earning enough to rebuild savings accounts and pay back loans from the years of lean times.
Prime Pak Foods is recalling about 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
"Am I going to be an outcast?" A friend, who recently moved to an upscale neighborhood in Madison, Wis., called me last week to ask if she would be able to make mommy friends if she continued feeding her children - gasp! - non-organic food.
After a devastating blizzard killed thousands of cattle in October, South Dakota lawmaker and rancher Gary Cammack wondered whether his state's ranching community could recover.
Cover crops are gaining popularity as a way to improve soils, drought resistance and cash crop yields.
This past week, I emerged from my sackcloth and ashes after the news of the demise of Kroger's double couponing in the area.
Farmers markets offer great opportunities to buy seasonal, local and healthy produce.
A report put out by the USDA shows that, in 2012, 60% of the non-elderly individuals receiving food stamps were women.
Nutriom LLC, a Lacey-based company that manufactures a freeze-dried egg product, has agreed to an expanded recall of its product for possible salmonella contamination, even though the company initially refused to comply, saying its products were safe.
In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.