This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ready to help potential low-income home buyers. The agency plans to spend millions this year on rural home loans.
The former operators of a large egg farm in Iowa have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with a major salmonella outbreak in 2010.
Recognizing that the demand for local food is growing to between $5 and 7 billion a year, the USDA announced a new effort aimed at connecting farmers with urban shoppers.
A summit that brings together business, government and community leaders from throughout the tri-state region reached a milestone on Wednesday, May 7.