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Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
Man sitting on mountainside with dog by his side (© Reuters)

Iran continues its crackdown on environmentalists

Land and wildlife conservationists are frequent targets of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and are tried in secretive revolutionary courts.
People looking at a table (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Washington celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year

See how children and adults participated in traditional Persian New Year activities at the Smithsonian's 11th annual Nowruz celebration.
People looking at a propeller plane (© Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. donates lifesaving aircraft to Honduras

The Honduran Air Force now uses U.S.-built aircraft for rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and efforts to disrupt narcotrafficking.
Woman holding candle and looking upward (© Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)

U.S. outlines Iran’s cruelty in human rights

The latest Human Rights Report from the U.S. reveals the Iranian regime commits human-rights abuses as a routine matter of government policy.
Melania Trump and Mike Pompeo standing in center of line of women on stage (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Iranians honored at Women of Courage awards

Women of Iran receive special recognition for their persistent fight for their rights at the 2019 International Women of Courage Awards.
Wheat stalks in front of combine (© AP Images)

U.S. farmers feed the world

American farmers are selling more of their high-quality products to the rest of the world than ever before in the history of U.S. agriculture.
Stalks of wheat in field (@ Guillermo Isidoro Barea Vargas/U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Alamy)

U.S. and Brazil team up to protect world’s wheat supply

Kansas State University scientists are partnering with Brazilian researchers in finding creative ways to stop wheat blast disease.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.