As secretary of agriculture, Mike Espy fought to block the promotion of a department employee because his young daughter’s preexisting heart condition was believed to be a potential financial burden on the government, according to documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Trump administration will provide financial assistance to farmers caught in a trade war initiated by the implementation of tariffs.
The entrance of Mike Espy, former secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton, into the special election to serve the remainder of resigning Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R.) term in Mississippi has reignited Democrats’ hopes of snatching another Senate seat in the deep South.
The New York Times falsely reported earlier this week that the Trump administration was blocking food stamp recipients in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico from using the federal subsistence to eat hot meals.
John Duarte, a fourth-generation California farmer, was disappointed this week when President Trump’s repeal of the Waters of the United States rule didn’t translate into immediate legal relief from an Obama administration’s environmental case against him.
The Forest Service oversees thousands of buildings that are unused, many that are falling apart, full of mold, and pose safety hazards, according to a new audit.
A rarely used but potent anti-regulatory tool could be used to undo land use restrictions the Obama administration imposed on more than 72 million acres of western lands, according to attorneys and public policy analysts.
The Trump administration is allowing kids 300 more milligrams of salt in their school lunches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding summits to promote the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign.