Agriculture

Farm machinery operating in field (State Dept.)video

Free market system makes U.S. world leader in agriculture [video]

Secretary Pompeo emphasizes America's global leadership in agriculture during a trip to Iowa and notes U.S. generosity in food donations.
Woman walking small horse on snow-covered farm (© 4-H Council)

The next generation of U.S. agricultural know-how

American youth organization 4-H recognizes future leaders in the U.S. agricultural community with the Youth in Action Award. See how they won.
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.
People looking at a large green tractor inside an exhibit hall (© Robert Lever/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
Four trays of colorful vegetables (Preston Keres/USDA)

U.S. farm products prized in South Korea

Learn why the United States is the top food supplier to South Korea, a country with discriminating tastes and high standards.
Cotton plant (Lacey Roberts/Texas A&M)

Can once-toxic cottonseeds help feed the world?

The U.S. has approved an edible cottonseed created by a Texas A&M University scientist who was a protégé of the "father of the green revolution."