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Caption:Two versions of Del Monico Rib Eye beef steaks are seen for sale at the Eastern Market February 25, 2014, in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

04/17/2014

A corn cob lays on the ground following a harvest. (Photo Credit: Volker Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Door Opens for Sale of Seeds Engineered to Resist 2,4-D

The 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.

01/03/2014

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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

File photo of wild horses. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

06/06/2013

File photo of wheat field. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.

05/30/2013

A bee harvests pollen from the flowers of a cherry tree near on April 25, 2013. (Photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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.

05/02/2013

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

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-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.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

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