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These 11 graphics show how bad local food insecurity can be in America

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A new report charts the high level of food insecurity in the nation's counties and congressional districts.

Poll: McDaniel gaining on Cochran in Miss. primary

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The incumbent takes 52 percent support to McDaniel’s 35 percent, up from 24 percent in Dec.

Poverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

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Fifty years after President Johnson started a $20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty, the overall percentage of impoverished people in the U.S. has declined only slightly and the poor have lost ground under President Obama.

Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising

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Shoppers may soon need more green in their wallets to afford their next salad.

Withered California Fruit Seen Raising Food Costs

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The drought that is withering vegetable and fruit crops in California may push up food prices more than the dry spell that ravaged the Corn Belt in 2012, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

U.S. Grain Losses Seen Up to $6.3 Billion on China Ban

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China’s rejection of U.S. grain grown with seeds genetically modified by Syngenta AG may cost U.S. growers as much as $6.3 billion in losses through August 2015, a U.S. trade group estimated.

Obama renews support for biotechnology crops, praises Borlaug in letter

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Obama says Borlaug was instrumental in supporting, expanding research in biotechnology

Price tag for childhood obesity: $19,000 per kid

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Over a lifetime, the medical costs associated with childhood obesity total about $19,000 per child compared with those for a child of normal weight, a new analysis shows.

Boehner aide: No change on immigration

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The Speaker reportedly told donors he is "hellbent" on getting legislation done this year.

Texas Cotton ‘Desert’ Boosting Cost for Clothing Makers

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The layer of dust on Jeremy Brown’s cotton fields in west Texas is increasing the chance that Americans will start paying more for underwear or blue jeans.

Republican senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

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PEARL, Miss. — Sen.Thad Cochranis a portrait of the genteel Southern politician, known for three-piece suits, a shock of white hair and shoveling billions of government dollars back to his impoverished home state to repair levees, construct research facilities at Ole Miss and bolster catfish farms.

Keeping America’s food supply safe

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For families trying to make it in this economy, every dollar counts. And it’s getting harder. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it expects food prices to jump 3.5 percent in 2014.

Scientists breed a better seed, trait by trait

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A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.

Grassley worried about methane reduction plan’s impact on farms

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wonders if the Obama administration could force farmers to use expensive equipment to break down methane.

From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies, a change in Obama White House

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Out: Tex-Mex Thursdays and unhealthy vending machine foods. In: Exercise and hummus with veggies.

Adam Posen: This is Japan's chance to lead TPP talks- Nikkei Asian Review

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It is time at last for Japan to play its agricultural card. Right now, we are coming to a critical juncture in the pre-TPP bilateral negotiations betw

Time Is Running Out for Big Bills

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By the time Congress gets back, there will be little appetite for major legislation before the election.

CBO says food stamp costs could drop by $24 billion

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After the buckets of political blood spilled over food stamps this past year, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly lowered its cost estimate for the nutrition program by $24 billion over the next decade. The “technical” adjustment is tucked into a report issued Monday and reflects revisions in ...

GMO bill reignites labeling fight

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Legislation seeks only voluntary labeling regulations for genetically modified food.

Ethanol proposal has stopped investments in advanced biofuels, industry tells senators

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The Obama administration has halted investments in advanced biofuels plants following its proposal last year to reduce how much renewable fuels must be blended into the country's fuel supply in 2014, an executive representing the industry told Senate lawmakers Tuesday.

Kathleen Sebelius has spent 1,809 days in President Obama’s Cabinet. Five people have served longer.

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President Obama's Cabinet, ranked by days served.

Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.

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Come grilling season, expect your sirloin steak to come with a hearty side of sticker shock.

Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

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Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law.Farmers will be required to use good conservation practices on highly erodible lands and protect wetlands to qualify for crop insurance...

Tax Report: As Tax Day Nears, Where Does Your Money Go?

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Three nonprofit, nonpartisan groups help answer that and other questions that may be on the minds of many taxpayers as April 15 approaches.

US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

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A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with ...

The 'no sizzle' politician: Why Tom Vilsack is a good Agriculture Secretary, but fizzled as a presidential hopeful

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The Secretary of Agriculture on 2016, why immigration reform is critical to the food supply and the changing face of the American farm

U.S. Beef Sales to Japan May Decline on Australia Deal

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U.S. beef shipments to Japan may drop after the largest Asian buyer agreed with Australia to begin reducing import tariffs as early as next year, Japan’s agriculture ministry said.

Regulator Without Peer

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The Wall Street Journal reports that by at least one measure, Obama surpasses all of his predecessors.