Department of Agriculture

school lunch

New Trump Food Stamp Rules Could Kick Entire Schools off Free Meals

The change at the Department of Agriculture could impact millions of children attending thousands of schools in poor districts.
Morgan Baskin
8.8.19
housing

The USDA Wants to Kick Mixed-Status Immigrant Families out of Their Homes

The proposed rule change would affect 415,000 units managed by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service.
Morgan Baskin
7.15.19
Science

USDA Scientists Are Quitting in Droves. That’s Really Bad News for Climate Research.

Facing a forced move to Kansas City, as many as 80% say they'll quit, decimating research on crop yields, honey bees.
Morgan Baskin
7.3.19
trump administration

The Trump administration is trying to made it harder for hundreds of thousands of people to get food stamps

Most able-bodied adults without kids already have to work for a certain amount of hours each month to collect food stamps from the federal program.
Emma Ockerman
12.20.18
tariffs

Trump's tariffs screwed these farmers — so now he has to give them a $12B bailout

Alex Lubben
7.24.18
Chicken

Chicken Lobby Urges Trump Admin to Undo Safety Measures for Poultry Workers

Here's how speeding up inspection lines might compromise labor conditions—and the safety of your chicken.
Mayukh Sen
10.17.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Sure Put a Lot of Raw Meat in This Shopping Cart

And now the USDA is investigating.
Drew Schwartz
5.24.17
americas

A Million Americans Could Soon Lose Their Food Stamps — And People of Color Are Getting Screwed the Most

This year, 23 states are expected to lose federal food aid because of stricter rules triggered by falling unemployment rates. But the economy hasn't improved equally for everybody.
Erika Eichelberger
2.23.16
environment

The US Is Allegedly Withholding Information About GMOs

The Center for Food Safety says an agency of the Department of Agriculture does not properly respond to the group's Freedom of Information Act requests.
VICE News
8.26.15
americas

Argentina's World-Famous Beef Will Once Again Enter US Market After Ban Is Lifted

The lifting of the ban was met with muted enthusiasm from Argentina's beef producers, who say their government has over-regulated and hurt their industry. Producers expect to make $280 million a year once imports resume.
Gaston Cavanagh
7.6.15
Stuff

The Australian Government Wants to Kill Johnny Depp’s Dogs

The actor's pets could be destroyed after they were brought into the country without being declared to quarantine.
Jack Callil
5.14.15
environment

The Federal Government Killed Nearly Three Million Animals Last Year

An agency within the US Department of Agriculture killed black bears, mountain lions, grey wolves, and even bald eagles in an effort to curb losses in the agricultural sector.
Laura Dattaro
4.14.15
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