"Government bureaucracies are usually very slow to adopt new innovations. So when the National Agricultural Statistics Service began offering RSS feeds of some of its news, it was the latest sign that the technology has hit the mainstream."
More from the underlying Wired article:
To date, RSS feeds are offered by agencies such as the U.S. State Department, NASA, the state of Delaware, the National Hurricane Center, a number of state legislatures, local governments and more. However, many foreign governments, including England, France and New Zealand, are way ahead of those in the United States when it comes to RSS.