Topic: U.S. Department of Agriculture
President Obama signs a law Wednesday aimed at rectifying USDA actions that undercut black farmers. Some conservatives call it 'modern-day reparations' that reward political friends.
12/08/2010 02:35 pm
The parenting price tag has soared to about $220,000 per child. If you think the kids' Christmas list is hefty, there's no end in sight to the add-ons Americans can think of in the cultivation of kids.
12/05/2010 11:03 am
The bill makes biggest changes to Child Nutrition Act in half a century. It expands access to school lunch program and lets USDA set child nutrition guidelines for schools. Next stop: Obama's desk.
12/02/2010 05:52 pm
The Senate's passage of the Food Safety Act, the most sweeping food-safety law in 70 years has thrown a spotlight on the US food supply. Here are five of the most recent high-profile food safety cases:
11/30/2010 06:46 pm
With a little help from my friends, I learned valuable lessons about getting tropical plants such as orchids and bromeliads to bloom.
11/16/2010 07:36 pm
Social-networking 'ifarmers' post messages from their tractor, or even from horseback, to reach consumers.
11/15/2010 08:43 am
Winter's coming. Here's how to preserve the fruits and vegetables you grew or bought at farmers’ markets, including how to build a root cellar in 30 minutes.
11/10/2010 04:18 pm
Egg recall this past week involves megafarmer Jack DeCoster, whose farm was part of this summer's huge 550 million egg recall.
11/09/2010 06:00 pm
Broadband service saw usage expand sevenfold this decade, but key minorities didn't catch up.
11/08/2010 02:20 pm
Government dairy policy, until recently, reflected Depression-era norms. Starting in 1995, a government nonprofit has promoted a pro-dairy policy – in direct opposition to the Department of Agriculture and government nutritionists. Behold the power of cheese.
11/08/2010 10:05 am