Agriculture

August 1, 2017

Should ‘Regenerative’ Agriculture Get Its Own Label?

While it’s not clear that the market has room for another eco-label, some regenerative ag advocates appear to be pushing that agenda forward.
May 23, 2017

USDA organic cost-share program fails to reach some farmers

Only about half of the nation’s organic operations participate in the USDA’s organic certification cost-share program. Since the program was created in the 2002 Farm Bill, approximately $60 million has been allocated to it.
March 16, 2017

Claiming trade secrets, FDA won’t say who received contaminated fruit

The FDA is refusing to say which companies received recalled shipments of Egyptian strawberries contaminated with Hepatitis B last year — an act the agency defends as protecting companies’ trade secrets.
February 10, 2017

Applause due for APHIS blowback

Let’s hear a round of applause for the journalists and advocates who rushed to the rescue when the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service pulled inspection and enforcement data from its website last week