World Food Prize Laureate Awarded for Seed Development – DTN Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019World Food Prize Foundation President Kenneth Quinn announced Monday, in a ceremony at the State Department, that Simon Groot, a Dutch vegetable breeder who developed seeds that have benefited farmers […]

Fall Armyworms are Becoming a Global Nightmare Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops and different parts of crops, increasingly growing an […]

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security Nov 14, 2017

🕔Nov 14, 2017A new map was released today detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are […]

Farm Bill: Wheat Growers Oppose Big Food Aid Changes – DTN Oct 25, 2017

🕔Oct 25, 2017Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., late last week launched a campaign to make changes to U.S. food aid programs in the next farm bill, but wheat groups […]

FAO Report: Global Hunger is on the Rise Again Sep 21, 2017

🕔Sep 21, 2017Background An update on Friday from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations indicated that, “After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the […]

UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns Jul 18, 2017

🕔Jul 18, 2017Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per […]

Aflatoxin: Researchers Use Transgenic Corn Plants to Prevent the Deadly Toxin Mar 24, 2017

🕔Mar 24, 2017Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to […]

Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown Jan 26, 2017

🕔Jan 26, 2017Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen […]

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050 Mar 29, 2016

🕔Mar 29, 2016In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 […]

Climate Change: USDA Reports on Global Food Security and U.S. System Dec 1, 2015

🕔Dec 1, 2015As world leaders gather in Paris this week to negotiate a new global climate agreement, it is important to recognize the contributions of farmers, ranchers and foresters in the United […]

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