Department of Agriculture

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.



Not Enough Rain To Overcome Drought Conditions

All 83 Michigan counties have been declared weather disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state has approved a state disaster program because of the drought.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2012


Agriculture Dept. Head Works To Boost Food Industry, Safety

The new head of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is moving forward with efforts to boost the state’s agriculture exports, encourage job-creation in the food industry and make sure farmers get the support they need amid this year’s extreme weather.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2012


Michigan In Top Ten Ranking For Winter Farmer Markets

Michigan ranks 10th nationally, with 33 winter markets — a 58 percent increase from last year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/27/2011

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Altarum Study Finds Federal Mandate Making Food Healthier In Small Stores

A study funded by the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute indicates that small stores participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children program are adding healthier foods to their inventories, as mandated […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2011

Michigan Gets $3M For Fighting Food Stamp Fraud

Michigan will get $3.3 million from the federal government for its past work toward stopping errors in state-administered portions of the food assistance program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2011


Scam Alert: Phoney Health Inspectors

A warning is going out to thousands of food establishments in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2011