by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on December 3, 2014
The agency just rolled out $5 million in grants to fund programs to connect cafeterias with local farmers.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 30, 2014
The bulk of the spending will go to grants to support local farming efforts and food hubs, with come with myriad health and economic benefits -- especially for the nation's poorest citizens.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 20, 2014
The FDA and USDA have been slow to act against the use of the controversial beef additive in food production.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on July 17, 2014
Native American tribes will receive $10 million and rural power grids over $240 million under a new package of climate resilience measures announced Wednesday.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on May 21, 2014
It's the largest outbreak of its kind within the past six years.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 2, 2014 Updated: July 2, 2014
A new report projects the cost of fighting wildfires in 2014 will hit $1.8 billion, versus the mere $1.4 billion Congress actually allotted to the task.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 1, 2014
One program serves wealthy farm owners and has high error rates. The other serves poor families and has low error rates. Guess which one Congress expanded?
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on April 10, 2014
With wildfire season just around the corner and much of the west and southwest still dangerously dry, the Obama Administration has released its National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on February 28, 2014
WIC, which provides nutrition assistance to 9 million women and children, is getting a revamp for the first time in decades.
by Katie Valentine Posted on February 26, 2014
The program aims to help honey bees regain their numbers, which have plummeted over the past decade.