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A USDA inspector general's report said that some “organic” shipments — legitimate or not — are fumigated with pesticides prohibited under USDA organic rules.

  • Sep 18, 2017

Urban planners broach the once-unthinkable idea of not rebuilding some communities.

  • Sep 14, 2017

Irma’s damage was less intense but more widespread.

  • Sep 11, 2017

The multi-billion-dollar estimates of Harvey's damage are just coming in and they vary. But one thing seems clear: Property owners, not insurance companies, will bear most of the bill.

  • Aug 31, 2017

A federal lawsuit filed this week against a Chinese businessman suggests how North Korea was able to parlay its coal exports into financing for its weapons program. Who is Chi Yupeng?

  • Aug 23, 2017

The Treasury Department said 10 firms and 6 individuals had done business that helped Pyongyang develop its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons program.

  • Aug 22, 2017

The stock market has recovered and unemployment is down. But rates of food insecurity in the U.S. remain above what they were before the recession.

  • Aug 17, 2017

Documents from U.S. court filings suggest that despite economic sanctions, Pyongyang’s military efforts absorbed much of the money China has paid in recent years for North Korean coal under a “humanitarian” loophole that the U.N. Security Council just voted to close.

  • Aug 6, 2017

The Senate Agriculture Committee, preparing for the next farm bill, hears testimony about the importation of fraudulent organic products.

  • Jul 13, 2017

Animals on organic farms are supposed to be allowed “outdoors.” But the USDA and some large farms have redefined that term.

  • Jul 13, 2017
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