Meal deliveries to some low-income seniors stopped during the shutdown, and distributors are now racing to get meals out. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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At a farmers market in Washington, D.C., recipients of federal food assistance like the WIC program can use vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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These funny mustachioed fish are at the center of a farm bill fight in the House and Senate. Sasha Radosavljevic/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Soon after being sliced, a conventional Granny Smith apple (left) starts to brown, while a newly developed GM Granny Smith stays fresher looking. Courtesy of Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. hide caption

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"The Other White Meat" slogan has been a popular promotion for pork since the 1980s. But a recent lawsuit raises questions about who owns it and who pays. ugod/Flickr.com hide caption

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These piglets on the Hardin farm in Danville, Ind., are going to cost more to feed than they will fetch at market. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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New Haven Public Schools' summer food truck will deliver an expected 40,000 free meals to kids in eligible neighborhoods during July and August. Timothy Cipriano/New Haven Public Schools hide caption

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will give schools alternatives to ground beef made with what critics have called "pink slime." mcnsonbrg@yahoo.com/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Know Your Farmer interactive map shows USDA-supported projects and programs related to local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2011. USDA hide caption

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Desmond Brown sells fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market outside the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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