USDA

cow burps

Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts

Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
Hacking

Someone Posted Weed and Viagra Spam On a US Department of Agriculture Site

The USDA blamed the issue on a "web form" that was abused to post spam.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.26.18
cats

Researchers Built a Cat Paradise for Science

Researchers converted a barn into a cat paradise to study feline contraceptives in a more natural way.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.22.18
policy

Black Farmers Are Being Forced Off Their Land by Longstanding Government Discrimination

“The unfair treatment of black farmers went under the radar for many, many years. It was not taken up by the civil rights movement, and it should have been front and center.”
Lauren Rothman
6.26.18
Broadband Land

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.16.18
food stamps

Trump Administration Getting Closer to Requiring Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients

If implemented, these requirements may affect 2 million people.
Mayukh Sen
4.13.18
food safety

This Bizarre Video Game Clowns On Trump's Proposed Pig Slaughter Policy

What's better than shooting fecal matter showering from the sky with mustard lasers from a hot dog?
Mayukh Sen
3.23.18
politics

Trump's USDA Withdraws Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Producers

The regulations would have required meat and egg producers to upgrade indoor and outdoor spaces for animals and to improve treatment for sick livestock.
Danielle Wayda
3.13.18
Rise Up

Black Farmers Are Reclaiming The Industry from Racism, Stereotypes and a Difficult Past

Many African-Americans don’t want to get into farming because of its painful history, but a new generation is making the land their own.
Emily Weitz
11.17.17
politics

For the First Time in 13 Years, US Beef Is Sent to China

Even “currency manipulators” like a good bone-in ribeye.
Alex Swerdloff
6.19.17
politics

Calorie Counts Face an Uncertain Future Under Trump

This week, we saw major blows to nutrition advancements made during the Obama-era. Are we entering a Dark Age for food policy in America?
Alex Swerdloff
5.5.17
Munchies

Here's How the USDA Would Be Affected by Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Concerns are running high that everyone from farm workers to seniors could see their resources dwindle under the new budget.
Wyatt Marshall
3.17.17
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