The intestinal parasite cyclospora gets into produce through contact with manure-contaminated water.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

August 07, 2018

Food Recalls Abound This Summer, But Experts Say That’s A Good Thing

From E. coli in romaine lettuce to potential salmonella on Goldfish crackers to a parasite in salads and wraps, food recalls are in the spotlight this year. But things may not be as bad as they sound, according to Lana Nwadike, a food safety specialist with Kansas State University and the University of Missouri. 


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, shown in Denver in April 2018, said he believes the farm bill will be passed before the September deadline.

Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media

April 30, 2018

Ag Secretary Confident Trump Will Help Push Farm Bill Across Finish Line

The farm bill traditionally is a bipartisan effort, but House Republicans’ proposed changes to the main federal food-aid program in this year’s version has struck a nerve. To move it through efficiently, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’ll appeal to President Donald Trump.


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