U.S. Department of Agriculture

This photo shows a Foster Farms processing plant on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Livingston, Calif. The plant is one of three California poultry processing plants linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country. |Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / AP

USDA Shuts Down A Foster Farms Poultry Plant Due To Roach Infestation

The USDA shut down operations at the Foster Farms chicken plant in Livingston, California after finding the facility to have severe sanitation problems.

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are organisms, plant or animal, that have been created by gene splicing technology. This technology, also referred to as “genetic engineering, consists of randomly inserting the DNA from organism into another, forming a new species that could not occur from natural cross-breeding.

USDA Now Considers GMO Contamination Normal

USDA response to the highly concerning discovery that Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa ended up contaminating a ‘GMO-free’ crop harvest.

USDA Announces Area Loan Guarantees

FARGO, ND — Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director, announced today $5.3 million in area loan guarantees for two projects to promote business development and educational opportunities.