Topic: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stock market poised Thursday to turn in its best first-quarter performance since tech bubble. Can stock market keep climbing?
03/31/2011 07:55 am
Cherry blossom festival goers in Washington eye March 26 as the start of the event this year. The Japanese trees are said to inspire calm, but they have a dramatic story.
03/22/2011 01:46 pm
Food stamp usage is on the rise, and now that they work just like a debit card, it's easy to use them inconspicuously.
03/18/2011 04:32 pm
Higher wholesale food prices contributed to a jump in the producer price index in February, the US reported Wednesday. Consumers are likely to see food prices rise at least 4 percent in 2011.
03/16/2011 12:55 pm
Stricter Chesapeake Bay rules may hurt farmers, who say they’re already doing their part to clean it up.
03/07/2011 05:30 pm
Save a couple of the amaryllis bulbs you bought this winter and plant them outdoors in the garden. Yes, even if you live in the Midwest!
03/02/2011 09:05 am
Washington has managed to avoid a government shutdown, for the moment. In general, the bill keeps government spending for most discretionary programs at last year’s level, until March 18.
03/01/2011 06:39 pm
Rising world demand and supply shortages will push up food prices 2 to 4 percent this year, maybe more.
02/28/2011 01:38 pm
Large biotech agribusinesses like Monsanto control much of the global seed market with genetically modified (GM) crops. This centralization of GM seeds threatens food safety, food security, biodiversity, and democratic ideals.
02/23/2011 09:42 am
Buried in the appendix of the federal budget plan is the real skinny on how the government aims to spend your money – from clearing brush in national forests to US Army payroll.
02/18/2011 12:24 pm