A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.
Mr. Lowe and his wife, Lauren Lowe, are the latest figures from the Netflix series to face prosecutions by the U.S. government.
Lenders are pressuring the Agriculture Department to give them more money, saying quick repayments will cut into profits.
As millions of Americans lack enough to eat, the administration is rapidly increasing aid — with an eye toward a permanent safety net expansion.
The initiative, which is being run through the Agriculture Department, is at the center of the White House’s racial equity agenda.
A debt-relief program would be a step in repairing more than a century of discrimination by the Department of Agriculture.
America wasn’t ready for the pandemic. And it isn’t ready for the next contagion to strike our woodlands.
The total federal civilian work force is slightly larger than four years ago, as a few agencies grew even as others shrank. In some places, morale also took a hit.
The administration has pledged to make agriculture a cornerstone of its plan to fight warming, but also to tackle a legacy of discrimination that has pushed Black farmers off the land.
Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack plan to take swift action on climate change proposals.
New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.
The government’s new nutritional recommendations arrive amid a pandemic that has taken a huge toll on American health.
That’s how much land Biden wants to conserve over the next decade. But is it possible?
There is progress to be made on policies most Americans support.
Ms. Fudge, a House member from Ohio, would be the second African-American Biden cabinet member chosen in two days. Mr. Vilsack would reprise his role from the Obama administration.
It’s time the secretary of agriculture leverages the department’s impact for more than the benefit of agribusiness.
The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
F.D.A. inspectors also said that the supplier, Valley Processing of Sunnyside, Wash., used rotting or moldy apples and pears, in addition to expired concentrate, to make juice.
The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.
The company’s decision comes after thousands of U.S. residents reported receiving unsolicited packets of seed from China, prompting all 50 states to issue safety warnings.
Under pressure from Congress, the Agriculture Department agreed to extend special rules making it easier for schools to provide subsidized meals, but only through December.
Five animals on two farms test positive, but many more are believed to be affected.
Agriculture officials in Louisiana, Kansas, Virginia and Washington State are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.
States run SNAP, and many students and older people don’t realize they’re eligible. Without more federal support, millions more may qualify.
Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.
Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.
Instead of beefing up the SNAP program during the pandemic, the government opts for a return to Depression-era food lines.
As the administration sends up to $16 billion in additional subsidies, critics are concerned that the funds could be used to ensure that the president maintains the backing of one of his key voting blocs.
A small amount of the virus was detected in a swab of saliva from Winston, a 2-year-old pug, but he was not infected, the agency said.
This virus is deadly, long-lived and highly contagious, but it doesn’t affect people or other animals.
The Trump administration has taken some steps to address spreading hunger during the economic crisis, but it has shied away from expanding programs that could provide more immediate relief.
Funding food banks while not expanding food stamps is a solution driven by ideology rather than effectiveness.
Rules and store technology can impede Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients, but a pilot effort to expand access is picking up speed.
Contrary to misunderstandings, the actions fall short of ordering meatpacking facilities to reopen despite Covid-19 outbreaks among workers.
A team at Duke University detected the virus in the dog this month.
The animals appear to have mild symptoms and likely caught the virus from their owners. And there’s no evidence pets can pass it to humans.
Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.
A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.