A panel of witnesses spoke to the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday and all essentially delivered the same message: the current defense against pests, pathogens, and biosecurity threats to the food system needs work.
Just over a fifth of the U.S. economy and more than a fourth (28 percent) of American jobs are linked, directly or indirectly to the food and agriculture sector, a study commissioned by the industry finds.
Washington, Nov. 1, 2017 – As improbable as it may sound, South Koreans are eating less rice these days. And even more unlikely sounding, the U.S. is exporting more than it ever has to the Asian nation that doesn’t allow private companies to import the grain directly.
Cargill, the nation’s largest privately-owned company, signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food safety.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 - The U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, known commonly as KORUS, has been a target of criticism from the White House for months, but the fact that the two countries are still talking about how to improve the pact has the U.S. ag community hoping it will survive.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 - Millions of children are still going hungry or are not eating properly in the U.S., but the overall number of people suffering what USDA calls food insecurity continues to creep lower, according to a report released today by the department’s Economic Research Service.
WASHINGTON, August 30, 2017 - Experts from a wide range of academic disciplines have launched an ambitious search for the most probable breakthroughs in agricultural research that could produce dividends for humankind over the next dozen years.