The University of California, Riverside won a $10 million grant to develop artificial intelligence that will increase the environmental and economic stability of agriculture in the Western U.S. and train future researchers.
Corporations and organizations looking to serve the nation's farmers and ranchers are exploring a new pool of candidates to fill their open positions: students with backgrounds outside of traditional production agriculture.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal 2020 spending bill for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration that creates a new hurdle for biotech salmon and sets up a fight with the House over relocating two USDA research agencies.
The White House steps up its campaign to get Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement this week, dispatching U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tried to sell the Kansas City region as an attractive new home for employees of the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture at an “all-hands” meeting Thursday to brief those agencies’ employees. But some weren’t buying it.