Agriculture Department

Up is down, black is white, and this meat was "raised with care."
The letter from members of Congress cited the 42,000 cases of salmonellosis reported each year by the Centers for Disease
The announcement was welcomed by North Dakota Republican Senator John Hoeven, who had introduced a bill with Arkansas Democratic
The automatic cuts, also called sequestration, are due to take effect on Friday because Congress and the White House are
The impact of more cuts on children and families who now receive a nutritionally adequate diet from SNAP would be devastating. Where is the justice in a vote to protect wealthy farmers over hungry children?
While most Americans spend about 10% of their family's budget on groceries, about one-third of them actually spend closer to 20%, so large increases in grocery prices means less spending on consumer goods, which account for a great portion of our economic activity.
On Tuesday, Congress decided that pizza is a vegetable. I have to imagine that this news instilled confusion in many Americans, as many Americans are: familiar with pizza; familiar with vegetables; and sane. But, according to the geniuses in Washington, pizza is a vegetable for the purposes of determining what goes into public school lunches by virtue of the fact that pizza traditionally includes a schmear of tomato paste. And if you're wondering how it came to pass that Congress arrived at the conclusion that pizza could count as a serving of vegetables for this reason, wonder no more! Congress was guided along this path by lobbyists. And lobbyists can do all sorts of things, by magic!
Spiking food prices could mean that even some of the employed soon won't be able to bring home the bacon. "Get some good
When it comes to cost-saving amendments, Rep. Paul Broun can't be beat, even if he rarely wins. Read more on Roll Call