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SLAUGHTER: THE USDA KILLED MORE THAN 1.3 MILLION NATIVE ANIMALS LAST YEAR

A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has come under fire for the ruthless killing of wild animals. Known as the Wildlife...

Salmonella found in Ziyad tahini; nationwide recall launched

SALMONELLA FOUND IN ZIYAD TAHINI; NATIONWIDE RECALL LAUNCHED

Ziyad Brothers Importing is recalling tahini paste sold at Walmart and other retailers nationwide because state tests showed it was...

 
 
 

COMMERCIAL BANKER - AGRICULTURE

Description **Job Summary** The Ag Banker is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with individuals, partnerships,...

Happy World Bee Day!

HAPPY WORLD BEE DAY!

For the UN World Bee Day on May 20, Slow Food is taking the opportunity to publicly call for the appreciation and protection of bees....

 
 
 
Brussels Tastes the Balkans: Discovering the Rich Gastronomic and Agricultural Heritage of South Eastern Europe

BRUSSELS TASTES THE BALKANS: DISCOVERING THE RICH GASTRONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE OF SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

9 Brussels restaurants are joining forces with chefs from the Balkans for a night of discovery. On May 22 , Brussels will embark on...

Senate committee has yet to schedule hearing for Brashears

SENATE COMMITTEE HAS YET TO SCHEDULE HEARING FOR BRASHEARS

In the two weeks since President Trump nominated Mindy Brashears as USDA's next Under Secretary for Food Safety, not much has happened. The...

 
 
 

SMART DRONES AND DEEP LEARNING DELIVER LOW-COST PRECISION AGRICULTURE FOR AUSSIE FARMERS

New aerial drone technology could change the landscape of Australia's billion-dollar wheat industry by delivering cost-effective mechanisms...

California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories

CALIFORNIA IS TURNING FARMS INTO CARBON-SUCKING FACTORIES

In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state's...

 
 
 

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

NOW HIRING Immediate openings for experienced Equipment Operators with farm, agriculture, and/or landscape background. Equipment Operators...

In Rural Areas Hit Hard By Opioids, A New Source Of Hope

IN RURAL AREAS HIT HARD BY OPIOIDS, A NEW SOURCE OF HOPE

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it wants to be a strong partner for rural communities in the grip of the opioid epidemic.

 
 
 
Farm Runoff in U.S. Waters Has Hit Crisis Levels. Are Farmers Ready to Change?

FARM RUNOFF IN U.S. WATERS HAS HIT CRISIS LEVELS. ARE FARMERS READY TO CHANGE?

For the last two decades, Bill Kellogg hasn't told many people about the approach he uses to growing 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans...

Enhancing Human and Planetary Health by Improving Agriculture

ENHANCING HUMAN AND PLANETARY HEALTH BY IMPROVING AGRICULTURE

Dr. Harpinder Sandhu is an agricultural scientist with research interests in studying the interactions between society and the environment....

 
 
 
Pennsylvania officials urge consumers to discard raw milk

PENNSYLVANIA OFFICIALS URGE CONSUMERS TO DISCARD RAW MILK

Consumers who have unpasteurized, raw milk from Pool Forge Dairy should immediately throw it out and monitor themselves and their children...

I am the Daughter of a Conventional Farmer-and a Sustainable Ag Advocate

I AM THE DAUGHTER OF A CONVENTIONAL FARMER-AND A SUSTAINABLE AG ADVOCATE

To most people, my dad is a headline, a stereotype. He's a 62-year old conventional corn and soy farmer living in Iowa, a Trump supporter,...

 
 
 
Medical Marijuana, Bringing in A New Lease of Life to Colombian Indigenous Communities

MEDICAL MARIJUANA, BRINGING IN A NEW LEASE OF LIFE TO COLOMBIAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

Photographs courtesy of Dr. Latorre. New York's Arachna-med and Colombia's La Finca Interacviva promote sustainable and socially inclusive...

Jillian Hishaw Wants to Help Black Farmers Stay on Their Land

JILLIAN HISHAW WANTS TO HELP BLACK FARMERS STAY ON THEIR LAND

When Jillian Hishaw was studying agricultural law at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, she learned about the many the hardships...

 
 
 
China's “outward” investments in food and agriculture

CHINA'S “OUTWARD” INVESTMENTS IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

USDA's Economic Research Service has a new report on China's investment in agriculture and farmland . China's outward agricultural...

 
 
 
Faces of Food Safety: Meet Kis Robertson Hale of FSIS

FACES OF FOOD SAFETY: MEET KIS ROBERTSON HALE OF FSIS

Editor's note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's...

Florida Skin: 1941

FLORIDA SKIN: 1941

February 1941. "Migratory laborers and vegetable pickers playing a game of 'skin' in back of juke joint and bar in the Belle Glade...