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It's something that's enjoyed for taste and it's something that's required to survive. It's found in the ground, on trees, on shelves, in homes and in retail settings throughout the world. It defines cultures, helps to run vehicles and even influences national security decisions. It's food, and its future is up for discussion.
Eight agricultural producers in Virginia are receiving federal grants to develop new ways to earn income.
Shoppers are paying between 35 percent to 39 percent more for groceries than they did a decade ago.
Department of Agriculture inspectors could be furloughed for up to 15 days under sequestration. That would force meatpacking plants to intermittently shut down and would result in less meat in grocery stores. Prices would rise.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is cutting down on fried foods with a new plan to eliminate deep fryers from the federal department's cafeterias.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accused a Staunton produce company of violating federal law by failing to make full payments to sellers.
A top official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture is visiting a mobile farmer's market in northern Virginia to promote distribution of fresh, local produce in underserved communities.
A middle-income family can expect to pay $234,000 to raise a kid born last year to the age of 18, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA has released new data that show a baby born in 2010 will cost about $287,000 to raise.
Officially it's known as lean, finely textured beef. But the product better known now to consumers as "pink slime" won't be found in Anne Arundel County public school cafeterias.