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The rate of employment is lower and the poverty rate is higher in rural portions of the US compared to metro areas, the USDA reports. Per capita income declined from 2015 to 2017 in more rural parts of the nation. […] Read More

Food insecurity in the US declined in 2018 to levels prior to the Great Recession of 2007, the USDA reported. Among U.S. households with children, 13.9% were food insecure in 2018, down from 15.9% in 2017. […] Read More

Over the next decade, the number of people who are food insecure, which means they don’t have access to 2,100 daily calories of food, is expected to decline globally, a USDA report says. […] Read More

U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

U.S. food insecurity may have declined again in 2017, but millions of households still remain food insecure, a government report says, with 15 million food-insecure households. […] Read More

Over the next decade, global food insecurity is expected to decline by 336 million people, a government report says, but that will still leave 446 million without reliable access to food. […] Read More

Health-conscious shoppers can confidently buy organic products with new federal labeling rules instated Oct. 21. Consumers don’t have to take producers’ word for it anymore. The Department of Agriculture’s new labeling assures buyers that food labeled “organic” really is. “For more than 12 years organic farmers, environmental groups, chefs and food executives have lobbied for […] Read More

Scare tactics are not uncommon in trying to coax young eaters to clean their plates. “There are starving children in China who would love to eat what you are willing to waste,” is a common one. The fact of the matter is that Americans do waste an enormous amount of food. Up to one-fifth of […] Read More