U.S. Department of Agriculture

File photo of a food stamps card. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Va. Gets Federal Bonus for Food Stamp Program

Virginia is getting a bonus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its performance using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

07/04/2014

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Students Angry At First Lady For Smaller Lunch Portions

First lady Michelle Obama has some students angry because of the “smaller and healthier” school lunch portions that are being served as part of her anti-obesity initiatives.

04/07/2014

Two farmers gather cattle at a ranch.  (credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Young Farmers Rising In New Mexico

A new government survey shows New Mexico has more farms and ranches than it did five years ago.

02/22/2014

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Government Shutdown Benefitting Stink Bugs

Not only is the government shutdown causing problems for furloughed federal employees, it’s also indirectly benefitting one of nature’s nuances: stink bugs.

10/14/2013

Ranging from the monthly grocery bill to day care, the cost of raising a child born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family $241,080 by the time they are 18 years old.  (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark)

USDA Report: Raising Child Born In 2012 Will Cost Middle-Class Family $241,080

Ranging from the monthly grocery bill to day care, the cost of raising a child born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family $241,080 by the time they are 18 years old.

08/14/2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm said it won't issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

USDA Will Not Issue Some Reports Due To Federal Budget Cuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s statistical arm said it won’t issue some agricultural reports this year because of automatic federal budget cuts, alarming some in the dairy industry who fear the information void could wreak havoc with milk prices.

03/13/2013

Brown marmorated stink bug. (Credit: Susan Ellis – Invasive.org)

Exploding Bug Population Stinking up Maryland Farms

Farmers in Maryland are smelling a resurgence in the area’s stink bug population this year.

10/08/2012

Locally grown fruits and vegetables are sold at the Herndon, Virginia, Farmer's Market.

USDA Official To Visit Mobile Farmer’s Market In Northern Virginia

A top official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture is visiting a mobile farmer’s market in northern Virginia to promote distribution of fresh, local produce in underserved communities.

08/02/2012

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