Animal Rights Groups: Lab Monkeys Deserve Same Treatment Laws As ChimpanzeesAnimal rights advocates are looking to expand recent research treatment laws passed on behalf of chimpanzees to another primate -- medical lab monkeys.
USDA Grants to Benefit Chesapeake Bay RestorationU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Chesapeake Bay restoration projects will receive more than $18 million in funding.
Email Shows Vilsack Was 'Waiting For The Go-Ahead' From White House Before Accepting Sherrod's ResignationA 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama administration assertions that her ouster was Vilsack's decision alone.
Just In Time For Grilling Season, Beef Prices Reach Highest Level Since 1987 The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners — and relief isn't likely anytime soon.
Door Opens for Sale of Seeds Engineered to Resist 2,4-DThe USDA has opened the door to the sales of corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist the weed killer known as an ingredient in Agent Orange.
Government Shutdown Benefitting Stink BugsNot only is the government shutdown causing problems for furloughed federal employees, it's also indirectly benefitting one of nature's nuances: stink bugs.
Horse Slaughterhouse Accuses USDA of IRS Tactics A southeastern company's plans to convert a cattle plant into a horse slaughterhouse has hit another roadblock, this time over an environmental dispute that the company's attorney blames on the Obama administration putting politics over policy.
Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Oregon Field Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods.
Feds: Many Causes for Dramatic Bee Disappearance A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees since 2006.
USDA Will Not Issue Some Reports Due To Federal Budget CutsThe 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.
Exploding Bug Population Stinking up Maryland FarmsFarmers in Maryland are smelling a resurgence in the area’s stink bug population this year.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-timed for Obama's reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.