Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

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Delegates from all 50 states and Puerto Rico today elected new leaders and approved policies that will help determine the future of agriculture, during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 97th …

Georgia Farmer Elected American Farm Bureau President

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Today, during the annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Orlando, Florida, delegates elected Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall to lead the organization as President. Duvall, who has been serving as Georgia’s …

Governor Brown’s Budget Invests in Climate Smart Agriculture

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Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 would provide a total of $485 million to CDFA for its mission to promote and protect agriculture, including appropriations for invasive species programs, food …

FDA Requests Comments on Use of the Term “Natural” on Food Labeling

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Comment Period on Use of the Term “Natural” on Food Labeling Extended Until May 10, 2016 In direct response to requests from the public, the FDA has extended the comment …

USDA Shares 2015 Results

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USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Chairman Conaway Statement on Agreement Reached at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the multilateral agreement reached at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. “I appreciate the efforts …

Astronomer Dr. Laura Danly on Soil Health

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Dr. Laura Danly of California’s Griffith Observatory is helping the U.S. Department of Agriculture promote its “healthy soils” campaign. So why is an astronomer talking about soil, rather than the …

Diabetes and Healthy Food Study

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Eating healthier foods could help lower-income people better control their diabetes. That’s according to a recent pilot study by University of California San Francisco and Feeding America. Cathy Isom tells …

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Looks Back at 2015

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A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack looks back at 2015 and working lands for wildlife.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Finalization of COP 21 Deal

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the finalization of the COP 21 deal in Paris: “The historic COP21 deal supports a better-nourished, stable, secure future for …