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USDA Finalizes New SNAP Rules, Reducing Food Benefits for Millions

A much-criticized proposed rule to change the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP—better known as... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
OPINION: You Can’t Sit With Us

Over the past several years, I have become a well-known target within the online agricultural... (more)

Megan Brown
December 3, 2019
Union and Nonprofit Sue USDA Over Sped-Up Pork Production Rules

When the USDA officially implemented the new rules for pork processing, it was the culmination... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 22, 2019
Black Farmers Sue Burger King’s Chicken Supplier for Discrimination

For years, one of the largest poultry companies in the country has fielded accusations of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 20, 2019
Foie Gras, Failed Food Computers, and More: Your November Food News Round-Up

Winemakers, dairy farmers, French chefs, Eastern European oligarchs and hydroponic farming aficionados have all had... (more)

Brian Barth
November 18, 2019
Farm Bankruptcies Are Way Up This Year

It’s no secret that the past few years have been disastrous for the American farming... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 15, 2019
32 Members of Congress Urge USDA to Stop Relocating Research Agencies

In August 2018, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue announced his intention to move the department’s scientific... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 31, 2019
EPA Shrinks Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone, Weakening Farmworker Protections

The dangers and unpredictability of pesticides have come to light in recent years. Whether it’s... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 29, 2019
This Bill Would Preserve Native American Seeds

A bill recently introduced into Congress would help protect Native American seeds and their history.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 18, 2019
Farm Groups Respond (Not Well) to the Trump Administration’s Ethanol Plan

Earlier this summer, the Trump administration extended ethanol waivers that could dramatically reduce the demand... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 17, 2019
Trump Caves to Farmers, Hemp Hauling and More: Your October Food News...

Has the Trump administration finally pushed farmers too far? Two significant developments this month signal... (more)

Brian Barth
October 15, 2019