WASHINGTON (AP) – The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses. The rules announced Tuesday would […]
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Four days a week this summer, lime green school buses loaded with games, books and computers rumbled through low-income neighborhoods south of Seattle. Their aim wasn’t just to entertain kids […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding a program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas through better access to federal money.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impending across-the-board budget cuts could mean fewer government food safety inspections and higher prices for meat at the grocery store.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Agriculture Department is sending food aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. USDA announced Monday that the department is working with the state of New York and local food banks to distribute […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the food supply. A spokesman for […]