Latest Agricultural science News

USDA relocations curtail ag research, farmer confidence

Mar. 06, 2021 10:12 AM EST

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation's capital to Kansas City, Missouri, forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn't or didn't want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically...

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

Mar. 04, 2021 15:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. It’s a familiar routine for many — and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report says needs to be better measured so...

World Food Prize laureates ask Biden to elevate hunger

Feb. 23, 2021 14:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and other winners of the World Food Prize sent a letter Tuesday to President Joe Biden asking him to focus on alleviating global hunger, poverty and malnutrition. The World Food Prize Foundation...