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.
University of California researchers are on the path to discovering genes that assist in drought resistance in sorghum, which could potentially be applied to other important cereal crops like corn, wheat, rice and barley in the years to come.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced a proposed $99 million in fiscal year 2018 funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate transformative scientific advances for the most challenging topics in materials sciences, chemical sciences, geosciences, and biosciences.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has issued DOE’s second Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for fiscal year 2018.
Agriculture research is facing a crisis of funding and recognition, and those that rely on it need to do a better job of communicating its importance. That’s the point a handful of research supporters made Monday at an event in Washington with the hopes of ginning up support for research funding in the upcoming farm bill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 – In conversing with leaders for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, one does not get the impression that theirs is a future almost entirely in the hands of a cash-strapped Congress.