USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky defended his department's proposal to move two agencies out of Washington, D.C., while raising the possibility that their new home could be on property the agency already owns.
Private-sector funding of agricultural research has been growing quickly in recent years, but that does not diminish the importance of using public money to support advances in farming, a panel of experts said at a Farm Foundation forum at the National Press Club Wednesday.
Opposition to moving the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of Washington, D.C., continues to mount, with the National Farmers Union the latest to voice concern about USDA's proposal.
Bringing all medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in animals under veterinary oversight and promoting proper stewardship of antimicrobials are among the goals of a five-year plan released by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine on Friday.
Curious about how USDA came up with the payment rates for farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs resulting from the administration’s trade policies? The department today released the methodology it used to set those levels for the trade mitigation package it announced Sept. 4.
Farmers have always looked for ways to save money on inputs while increasing their crop yields, but research in recent years has increasingly made the case that restoring soil health is a way to do both. Enter biochar.
Sentiment is growing for the Environmental Protection Agency to establish some type of cutoff for use of dicamba next year, when the agency makes it decision on whether to allow use of the controversial herbicide in 2019.
Patents held by the MIT-Harvard Broad Institute for the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 have been upheld by a federal appeals court, potentially bringing to an end a battle between the institute and the University of California, Berkeley.
Food insecurity in the United States fell last year from 12.3 percent to 11.8 percent of U.S. households, the sixth straight year of declines following the 2007 recession, USDA's Economic Research Service reported today.
The Environmental Protection Agency failed to take into account the risks associated with dicamba before allowing Monsanto's Xtendimax formulation of the herbicide to be used for the 2017 growing season, lawyers for environmental groups and small family farms told a federal appeals court Wednesday.