A nine-month investigation by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found that federal food inspectors are vulnerable to burnout, work overload, and other job hazards.
For the third straight year, a volatile pesticide is damaging crops across the Midwest and South, despite federal and state efforts to lessen the drift.
JBS undercut its competition by more than $1 per pound to win nearly $78 million in pork contracts launched to help American farmers offset an ongoing trade war.
Foreign investors acquired at least 1.6 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in 2016, the largest increase in more than a decade.
Six months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture promised to buy $1.2 billion worth of food from American pork, beef, and produce farmers, many producers are still waiting for signs of relief.
In 2018, 36 rural projects received funding from the USDA for high speed internet. The agency invested more than $228 million last year to improve rural internet access in 22 states.
Exemptions for livestock haulers are designed to protect animals but come at a time when large-truck-related fatalities have been increasing.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting compiled all the comments submitted during the public comment period for the USDA’s rural broadband plan and analyzed them for common themes.
Slow speeds, bad coverage and expensive service. These are just some of the concerns contained in nearly 300 public comments on Rural Broadband Pilot Program proposed by the USDA.
America has lost millions of acres of farmland over three decades to urban and rural development.