A new executive order directs the USDA to oversee an interagency task force designed to promote agriculture and rural prosperity.
Incidents of anger, outbursts and threats in the workplace lead the agency to suspend then fire a long-standing employee.
The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have released updated nutritional guidelines to encourage Americans to follow “healthy eating patterns.”
Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.
Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection act. The legislation aims to close security gaps on federal lands along the nation’s borders.
USDA eventually found that an HR assistant had worked out a settlement with a previous federal employer to undo her removal by that agency. Her new employer also fired her.
USDA won a court decision that challenged the removal of a scientist who had “romantic relationships” with three female subordinates.