RALEIGH, N.C. — The federal government is spending $4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers.
Currently, fewer than a quarter...
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After roughly six decades of being the US Dept. of Agribusiness, Kathleen Merrigan is trying to put the culture back in agriculture.
A proposed U.S. policy on food labeling would create major problems for American producers who want to label their products as free of genetically modified or engineered ingredients.
Why don't the Senators want us to know our farmers or care about where our food comes from? Maybe it's because they are clinging to the decades-old "Get Big or Get Out" story line.
Causing no end of difficulties in our national discourse is the steadfast belief held by both the right and the left that everything is either right o...
Mother Earth wasn't the only thing watering the soil at Eco Farm 2010. Big business, too, came to rain on the parade.
A year after Obama's election, advocates hoping for deep improvements in our food system can point to only a few successes, while other policies that could lead to food insecurity are brewing in back rooms.
I don't usually get calls from the deputy secretary of the USDA, but there Kathleen Merrigan was on the phone. She talked about the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food campaign that launched this week.
What a difference a few months make. Advocates of sustainable agriculture are now ecstatic about President Obama's decision to appoint Kathleen Merrig...
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