Crops engineered to use less energy fixing a “photosynthetic glitch” are about 40 percent more productive, according to new research from the University of Illinois and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service published today in Science.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 - University of Illinois experts say lawmakers should consider using the next farm bill to lift restrictions that may discourage farmers from planting cover crops to reduce soil erosion.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2017 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) today announced a $15 million contribution – its biggest grant to date – to a five-year, $45-million research project at the University of Illinois that is already promising to boost crop yields 20 percent by improving photosynthetic efficiency.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established in the 2014 farm bill, has awarded $148,499 to Colorado State University scientists who will focus on bacterial leaf streak, ...
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - The Department of Energy has awarded $40 million to establish four Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs), aimed at developing a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - Does subsidizing farmers lower food costs? Modern farm programs aren’t supposed to affect farmers’ production decisions, and it’s been hard for policy makers to argue that farm programs save consumers money.