By Associated Press | 11/11/13 10:08 AM
CENTRAL LAKE, Mich. — This year's Michigan apple crop is expected to be 10 times as plentiful as last year's puny output.
11/07/13 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/07/13 10:59 AM
Republicans talk about cutting welfare for the poor. Democrats talk about hiking taxes on the rich. Here's a compromise: cut welfare for the rich. One place to start would be farm subsidies. The Environmental Working Group reports: At least 50 billionaires or farm businesses in which they...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/07/13 10:57 AM
The conventional myth about regulation is this: Government tries to intervene to protect consumers, while big business fights for laissez-faire. But, like most regulation, food-safety regulation often ends up protecting the biggest players in the industry, crushing small and local businesses,...
By Associated Press | 11/06/13 02:14 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin and seven other Wisconsin lawmakers are expressing concern that a new farm bill might contain provisions putting Wisconsin dairy farmers at a disadvantage when compared with those in other states. Negotiations on a farm bill are going on now in Congress,...
11/05/13 03:24 AM
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11/03/13 04:17 PM
(www.nytimes.com) A federal program that keeps the price of American sugar above that of the world market is at the center of a battle as the House and Senate open talks on a farm bill.
By Charlie Spiering | 10/30/13 03:28 PM
First lady Michelle Obama teamed up with "Sesame Street" characters to promote fruits and vegetables to children on Wednesday.
By Associated Press | 10/30/13 01:25 PM
A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down "Sesame Street." Under an agreement being announced Wednesday at the White House, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children's educational program will allow the produce industry to use Elmo, Big Bird...
By Associated Press | 10/29/13 09:24 AM
ATLANTA — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit Atlanta to promote President Obama's health care overhaul.
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