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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets

To feed the world's growing population, American farmers can look to smart technology using artificial intelligence and robotics to help boost crop yields.
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Iran’s 40-year ‘brain drain’

An estimated 5 million Iranians, most with advanced university degrees, have left Iran since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
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Hollywood: Still a magnet for worldwide talent

Actors and filmmakers from Poland to Taiwan have contributed to the world's first and most profitable film industry, centered in Hollywood, California.
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U.S. investment in Guatemala helps new homebuyers

Getting a home loan in Guatemala is easier thanks to a new U.S. investment program committed to building a safer and more prosperous Central America.