- Florida's orange crop reduced this growing season Updated: Mar-10-14 2:55 pm
- California drought affects grocery prices in Ala. Updated: Mar-09-14 9:41 am
- Ark. firm recalls 29,200 pounds of chicken product Updated: Mar-07-14 4:57 pm
- USDA drought declaration now covers all of Arizona Updated: Mar-07-14 12:31 pm
- Regulators cite Harrah's act for animal abuses Updated: Mar-06-14 4:31 pm
- Small herds, record exports cause high beef prices Updated: Mar-06-14 11:53 am
- Iowa pet breeders criticize proposed legislation Updated: Mar-05-14 7:32 pm
- USDA looks at U. of Michigan animal research Updated: Mar-05-14 1:34 pm
- Record wine grape harvest in 2013 in Washington Updated: Mar-04-14 12:53 pm
- Agency-by-agency summary of Obama budget Updated: Mar-04-14 11:47 am
- La. farms await a new generation Updated: Mar-02-14 12:05 pm
- Va. ag, forestry exports girdling the globe Updated: Mar-02-14 11:58 am
- Jeff Davis schools get fed for distance learning Updated: Mar-02-14 9:19 am
- Maine's Collins, Udall take on USDA over spud snub Updated: Mar-01-14 9:25 am
- USDA adds foods to moms and kids food program Updated: Feb-28-14 12:08 pm
- Study says park bison can be transferred Updated: Feb-27-14 7:16 pm
- New food labels would highlight calories and sugar Updated: Feb-27-14 12:12 pm
- USDA head visits Tempe to talk health care Updated: Feb-27-14 5:02 am
- Historically black schools in Va., W.Va. get funds Updated: Feb-27-14 3:10 am
- Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says Updated: Feb-25-14 9:04 pm
- Texas now trails Nebraska number in cattle feeding Updated: Feb-25-14 12:43 pm
- USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest Updated: Feb-25-14 10:59 am
- Number of young farmers rising in New Mexico Updated: Feb-22-14 4:55 pm
- Ag census shows boom in farm sales Updated: Feb-21-14 9:36 am
- Delaware farmers saw record harvest in 2012 Updated: Feb-21-14 8:53 am
WINTER HAVEN, Florida - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reduced the 2013-14 Florida orange crop by one percent from the February estimate to 114 million boxes, while the grapefruit and tangerine crops sustained larger percentage losses.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The worsening drought in California likely means Alabama consumers will be paying more for everything from almonds to zucchini.
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas - An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
PHOENIX - All of Arizona's 15 counties are now designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as natural disaster areas for drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal low-interest emergency loans.
LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a circus act featured at two Harrah's casinos in Nevada has been treating its big cats poorly.
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - The average price for a pound of fresh beef is the highest in at least 27 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Proposed legislation that would place new restrictions on commercial pet breeding in Iowa would put many breeders in the state out of business, according to critics of the measure.
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to review incidents involving animal research at University of Michigan, including the accidental strangulation of a baboon, officials said.
KENNEWICK, Washington - A record 210,000 tons of wine grapes were harvested last year in Washington, a rise of 12 percent from the previous year's record harvest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - About 70 percent of U.S. farmland will change hands within the next two decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Farmer Kevin Engel grows soybeans, wheat, barley and corn across 17 counties in Virginia, but he's really a global businessman.
CARSON, Mississippi - A rural school district in south Mississippi is getting federal money for video conferencing to help students learn from teachers in other places.
PORTLAND, Maine - Sen. Susan Collins of Maine successfully battled to retain potatoes' place in school lunches. Now she's fighting again on behalf of the humble spud.
WASHINGTON - Pregnant women and mothers who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.
BILLINGS, Montana - A government-funded experiment on diseased bison herds in Yellowstone National Park shows non-infected animals can be safely removed and used to start new herds, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a wildlife group said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Those "Nutrition Facts" labels on nearly every food package in grocery stores are getting a new look.
TEMPE, Arizona - Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Arizona to promote the federal health care law.
PETERSBURG, Virginia - Two historically black land-grant universities in Virginia and West Virginia are the recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding intended to strengthen research and teaching at those institutions.
WASHINGTON - It's not just about what America's kids are getting in the lunch line.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska has surpassed Texas in the number of cattle in the state being fattened for slaughter, according to the latest federal statistics.
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees.
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - A new government survey shows New Mexico has more farms and ranches than it did five years ago.
WASHINGTON - American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.
DOVER, Delaware - A federal agriculture report shows Delaware farmers produced a record $1.2 billion in crops and livestock in 2012, despite a severe drought.