A number of countries assert their right to carry out whaling for scientific purposes, although the whale meat and other products are often sold for food, leading environmental groups to label the research as a pretext for hunting.
The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
At the high-containment Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located off the tip of Long Island, N.Y., scientists have produced a molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease.
Provimi Foods is laying off 50 workers at a plant in the town of Seymour, Wis., near Green Bay.
The drought that's hitting much of the Midwest this summer will hit consumers in the pocketbook by next year, Purdue agricultural experts said Thursday.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded Foot-and-Mouth Disease, paving the way for the development of the others.
A U.N. commission has set a recommended limit on the amount of melamine allowed in liquid infant formula after a 2008 scandal in China in which six babies died from drinking formula and milk products containing the industrial chemical.
State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says a British court has rejected Anheuser-Busch's request to have Budvar's Budweiser trademark declared invalid, in the latest ruling in a long legal battle over the brand name.
Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.
A U.N. agency says world food prices have dropped in June for a third straight month to their lowest level in nearly two years but that dry weather in recent weeks could cause a spike.
Keep Local Farms is designed to raise money for struggling New England dairy farms while educating consumers about those family businesses. The program urges colleges, universities and other institutions in New England to charge a little more for milk, with the extra money going to farmers in the region.
Five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut celebrated after he won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest on Wednesday at Coney Island.
The federal government Monday declared Michigan a disaster area because of damage to fruit crops from erratic spring weather, making growers eligible to seek low-interest loans.
State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says it is terminating a distribution deal with its U.S. archrival Anheuser-Busch.
A group of 30 fishermen from China sued ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court on Monday, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by two oil spills last year from the company's offshore drilling operations in northeastern China.
A Maryland brewery says it plans to appeal a federal judge's decision that Michigan liquor commissioners are immune to a lawsuit over a beer with a name that's offensive to some people.
One of the country's largest grape growers will pay $350,000 and make changes in company procedures to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.
U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening.
A judge says Michigan liquor commissioners are immune to a lawsuit over a beer with a name that's offensive to some people.