President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised measures to help prevent foreign investors buying agricultural land in France after a string of international controversies over Chinese purchases.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Thursday the government wants a separate immigration program for agricultural workers. Speaking on the first day of the annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he said agriculture is caught in the crossfire of the immigration debate. “The people...
By Eliza Roberts As Cape Town struggles to keep the taps flowing amid the worst drought in a century, agriculture is taking a hit. Water restrictions have especially impacted the fruit and vegetable industries, with 80 percent fewer potatoes being planted this season, for example. The unfolding water crisis in South Africa may play out … Continued
The United States of America is 400 days into President Donald J. Trump’s administration, yet four top USDA jobs remain vacant. The vacant positions aren’t what you call insignificant. After the Secretary of Agriculture, they are likely the most important jobs at USDA, especially when it comes to delivery of USDA programs. They include: The... Continue Reading
A U.S. Department of Agriculture employee claims that she entered into a sexual relationship with a supervisor in order to get a promotion. The revelation left the audience at a USDA Black History Month event “shellshocked,” according...Show More Summary
Plants are reaching new heights — way underground.
Agricultural Stocks are set up for a major breakout in 2018 as indicated by the performance of the S&P Agricultural Index GKX. We have written previously about the performance of the sector and maintained a positive outlook for Agricultural...Show More Summary
Daniel Stone explores David Fairchild's life of plant espionage for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A 3-star book review of 'The Food Explorer.'
Crushed basalt applied to agricultural land could soak up billions of tons of carbon dioxide and boost crops. Let's put it to the test, says Olive Heffernan
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Two scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture received top honors from the Weed Science Society of America for peer reviewed articles.
(American Chemical Society) Sipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health.
“You might already know this …,” Central Valley farmer Sarah Woolf offered politely, before launching on a primer on California’s convoluted water system. “No, I don’t,” Sonny Perdue, Trump’s secretary of Agriculture, interrupted. “I need all the education I can get.” Nervous laughter filled the...
The biological potential of agricultural plants can only be realized with a balanced mix of trace elements that take part in key metabolic events. An imbalance of microelemental nutrition disrupts the development of plants, which results in their diseases and even death. Show More Summary
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert has announced that the Government is to ban the sale of shell eggs in supermarkets from cages by 2022.
(Lobachevsky University) The biological potential of agricultural plants can only be fully unlocked when they get a balanced mix of various trace elements that take part in key metabolic events. An imbalance of microelemental nutrition disrupts the development of plants, which results in their diseases and even death. Show More Summary
The event at the Agriculture Department’s headquarters started like many others honoring Black History Month, but no one imagined how it would end. Rosetta Davis was among the employees listening to the program on Thursday, but she wasn’t like the others. She couldn’t take the talk about USDA being a good place to work. The […]
Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing the Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing the Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.
Press release: CBP Intercepts Ancient Artifacts at Miami International Airport Release Date: February 16, 2018U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists seem a bit confused as to what it is they are doing and why. Show More Summary
Agriculture – both victim and cause of climate change. New research shows moving away from animal protein towards legumes makes sense nutritionally and environmentally.