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USDA says spring planting in Nebraska still slow

Cool temperatures and more rain are keeping spring planting at a slow pace in Nebraska. Full story

Grape tomato products recalled for salmonella risk

A supplier of grape tomatoes for Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. has recalled the product for possible salmonella contamination, the government said late on Monday. Full story

Iowa corn planting season still lagging

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says that while the weather has finally allowed farmers to start planting corn in earnest, this spring remains one of the slowest planting seasons in Iowa in a decade. Full story

Funds available to help fight bovine tuberculosis

Livestock producers from 11 Michigan counties can apply for financial help from the U.S. Agriculture Department to help stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Full story

University backs professor in video flap

University of Missouri-Kansas City officials say they're standing behind a labor studies professor whose lecture comments about union agitation tactics have created an Internet stir among conservative commentators. Full story

Florida school nutrition bill passed by Senate

The Florida Senate has approved a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to take over school food and nutrition programs from the State Board of Education. Full story

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USDA says wet soil hampered Nebraska planting

Wet weather stalls Illinois corn planting

Cold, wet conditions delay Minnesota fieldwork

USDA provides $7.7M for SD rural development

Jemez Valley schools expand distance learning

Vilsack: Farm subsidies on table in budget talks

Illinois farmers make progress on corn planting

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  Are we paying more and getting less at the supermarket?

The USDA predicts that food prices will climb 3 to 4 percent this year. TODAY consumer reporter Janice Lieberman shares which items are being hit the hardest and what this increase means for shoppers.

  Profiting Off Ag

The Department of Agriculture's monthly crop report is out - and people are making money on it, CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports.

  Hey Taco Bell! Where's the Beef?

A law firm in Alabama is suing Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands, claiming the fast food restaurant's meat mixture does not meet USDA standards. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story.

  USDA proposes healthier school lunches

USDA proposes adding healthier options into public school lunches such as more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and cutting down on starches. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Fighting Food Inflation

USDA cuts crop expectations as food and commodity prices surge worldwide, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

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