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.
A federal climate change report released the day after Thanksgiving includes a menu of what U.S. farmers can expect over the coming decades: higher temperatures, heavier and more frequent rains, and yield losses.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is offering up to $6 million in prizes for developing technologies that can quickly determine the sex of layer chick eggs before they hatch, saving the egg industry billions of dollar annually.
Nearly 150 scientists from dozens of different fields have joined together to identify five major research subjects – including gene editing and advanced data analysis – critical for the future of food and agriculture.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research this week announced four grants totaling $1.5 million for research to improve economic opportunities for farmed fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrate production and increase the supply of domestically produced, nutritious foods in the United States.