USDA expects to pay out $1 billion in disaster assistance under new farm bill programs to be rolled out by mid-April.
In letter to Congressional members, Dept. of Labor says it has withdrawn controversial memo and working with USDA on new guidance.
Coalition formed to help advance need for national labeling solution on foods containing GM ingredients.
State animal cruelty legislation faces stiff opposition from activist groups that view it as "hiding" animal abuse.
Recession brought about better diet quality from family meals, less eating out and increased understanding of nutrition levels.
An impasse over how to handle dairy policy within the farm bill may have been breached late last week, although full details were not released.
Permanent flexibility provided to help schools comply with school meal requirements.
Senators lead effort to stop OSHA from imposing regulation of grain bins on small farms.
Suit challenges California's implementation of law establishing production practices as being in conflict with interstate commerce laws.
Resolution opposes the European Union's increasing efforts to restrict the use of common food names.