The Southeastern United States and Texas are uniquely at risk from climate change, according to a new report released today by the Risky Business Project - a non-partisan initiative chaired by Hank Paulson, Michael R. Bloomberg, and Tom Steyer.
Global rice prices are likely to surge by 10 percent to 20 percent in the next few months as an El Niño weather pattern grips top producers in Asia, baking the region's croplands and whittling down stocks of the grain to multi-year lows.
With new restrictions being placed on urban use and questions being raised about the farming industry’s total water consumption, Agricultural Council of California (Ag Council) is stepping up to address inaccuracies and provide vital information on behalf of its members, California’s food producers.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) reports agricultural biotechnology traits continue to hit roadblocks in reaching the market. With an approval process that is asynchronous and susceptible to international politics, ISA notes traits that may contribute to food safety and security often are delayed.
Now, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from its paddies during growth. It also packs much more of the plant's desired properties, such as starch for a richer food source and biomass for energy production, according to a study in Nature.
DuPont leaders joined public and private sector representatives during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia to learn more about the impact of U.S. collaborations with local partners under the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative. This initiative focuses on accelerating agricultural development as an engine of broad-based economic growth in the region.
Wednesday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published the Monograph on glyphosate. As the global body representing the plant science industry, CropLife International has issued the following statement in response.