Celebrity chef José Andrés, Secretary Sonny Perdue, Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow are part of an all-star lineup of speakers who will explore the crucial links between food security and national security.
Ag bankers and federal regulators should conduct stress tests to assess the financial risks of climate change, which poses a major threat to U.S. agriculture, says a new report released by a Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner.
President Donald Trump has relied on USDA's special spending authority to help farmers overcome slumping commodity prices, and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is promising a large boost in conservation spending to help producers cope with hard times.
Government research into a wide range of areas, and standardization of data will be needed if USDA is to implement its 30-year plan to increase U.S. agricultural production by 40% while cutting ag's environmental footprint in half.
Agricultural lenders should design their loan programs to encourage farmers' adoption of farming practices resilient to the impacts of climate change, the Environmental Defense Fund says in a new report.
A study by the National Academy of Sciences says that cutting restaurant portions and reforming garbage fees are some of the best ways to reduce the huge amount of food that Americans waste, about 30% of what is produced.
More than half of farmers who seeded their cash crop into a growing cover crop last year — a practice known as “planting green” — said it helped them plant earlier than they could in fields that didn't have cover crops, according to an annual survey.
Democrats have watched rural voters drift away for decades, but current and former top officeholders in the party argue some of that lost support can be won back this year by focusing on the ailing farm economy and gaps in health care and broadband.
Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick as his Democratic running mate, has gone on record opposing new trade agreements, including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and has taken up the interest of farmworkers during her short tenure in the U.S. Senate.
CropLife America President and CEO Chris Novak says the nation's crop protection sector is battered, but not broken after enduring a growing season that took place in the midst of a pandemic that stalled many other facets of the economy.