Cultivation of life forms for food, fiber, biofuel and other products used to sustain life

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February 20, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host agricultural leaders from key Western Hemisphere countries at USDA's 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia. Joining Secretary Perdue at a February 21 plenary session, titled "Feeding the World through Innovation," will be Argentina's Minister for Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries Luis Basterra, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Cla...
Press Trust of India
February 12, 2020
Build India Capital Advisors, Canara Bank, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative, Investcorp Private Equity Fund I are among the selling shareholders
Jamie Smith Hopkins
January 23, 2020
Voluntary fixes for the growing -- and global -- hazardous algae problem aren't working.
Joe Wertz, Center for Public Integrity
January 22, 2020
Despite decades-old warnings, fertilizer continues to contaminate waterways and warm the planet.
Zi-Ann Lum
January 20, 2020
HuffPost Canada
The campaign's goal is to "promote Canadian products on the domestic market" with "emotional" ads.
December 18, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2020 scholarship application cycle for the USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of tribal college and university students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program was established in 2008 in part...
Ayenat Mersie
December 10, 2019
Kenya's farmers are grubbing up their coffee bushes to plant other crops as low prices and climate change drive small growers to the brink of collapse.
Jim Robbins
December 2, 2019
Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and new varieties may be more vulnerable.
Paul Karp
October 25, 2019
the Guardian
Ministers, including Bridget McKenzie and David Littleproud, have backed Victoria's plan to adapt agriculture for climate change. Photograph: James Ross/AAP
October 22, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture honored the 25th anniversary of the legislation that recognized 29 tribal colleges and universities as land-grant institutions. Signed on October 20, 1994, the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act enabled tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to receive federal support and train the next generation of agricultural professionals. "For 25 years, tribal land-grant colleges and universities have enjoyed a strong partnership with the U.S. Department...
Michael Hiltzik
October 21, 2019
Los Angeles Times
To save thousandths of a percent of the federal budget, Trump wants to throw half a million children off the school lunch program.
October 21, 2019
By Sophie Quinton & April Simpson FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Kat Merryfield was ready to share her farm-to-home oils, chocolates and creams with th...
October 11, 2019
Experts say Zero Budget Natural Farming defies logic that it will involve no financial cost. Imbalance between yield and price could even lead to food shortage in future
Science X staff
October 10, 2019
Hybrid plants--those produced by crossing two different types of parents--often die in conditions in which both parents would survive. It's called hybrid lethality. Certain hybrid tobacco plants, for example, thrive at 36 degrees Celsius, but die at 28 degrees Celsius, which is the temperature at which both parents would thrive.
Lauren Hale
October 9, 2019
Scientific American Blog Network
Harvesting almonds is easier on bare dirt--but the soil itself is happier when clothed
Peta Carlyon
September 3, 2019
ABC Rural
As tourism-related farming slowly replaces traditional primary industries on the Tasman Peninsula, a new generation is eyeing the future, while older residents mourn their lost community.
Tom Major And Charlie McKillop
September 8, 2019
ABC Rural
Controversial changes enforcing quotas on Queensland fisheries have led to a critical breakdown in the relationship between industry and government.
August 10, 2019
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe announced that USDA is investing $135 million in 49 projects to improve rural water infrastructure in 24 states (PDF, 170 KB). "Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA continues to partner with rural communities to address their current and long-term water needs," Rupe said. "Modernizing water infrastructure will yield key health benefits and help spur economic gr...
June 13, 2019
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to relocate the headquarters of two research agencies to the Kansas City area, intensifying concerns that research will...
April 30, 2019
A healthy living environment, closed cycles, healthy animals, animal-friendly husbandry, an attractive revenue model and contributions towards a better climate. These are the ambitions of Dutch pig farming. To achieve these ambitions, pig farmers, supplying and processing companies, customers and authorities have joined forces in the 'Coalition Vitalization Pig Husbandry', the Dutch coalition for vitalization of the pig industry. One of the coalition partners, the Ministry of Agriculture,...