Food Security

Pollinators at a Crossroads

Bees and other pollinators, including birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps, beetles, and small mammals, play a critical role in our food production system.

In Conversation with #WomeninAg: Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN

In celebration of Women’s History Month, USDA is featuring Dr. Helen Chipman of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Dr. Chipman serves as Acting Division Director for Nutrition and Food Safety, and National Program Leader, Food and Nutrition Education.

Helping America’s Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers When They Need It Most

Have you ever felt like you reached your breaking point? Known someone who has? Didn’t know where to turn when you needed help?

Want to Save Money? Invest in Agricultural Biosecurity

A major war was fought in 2014-2015, with more than 200 battlefields and millions casualties in the United States alone. You may not have seen much of it on the news, but there’s a good chance your wallet felt it.

Purple Corn Offers Benefits Inside and Out

Purple corn is more than tasty and eye-catching. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a game-changing element of purple corn – it may help reduce the risk of major health diseases.

Online Hands-On Mapping System Helps Keep Pollinators Safe

A multi-institutional research team led by Penn State University developed Beescape, an online tool to help beekeepers understand what resources and risks bees may encounter when they leave the hive.

Wild Wheat Relative Genes to Aid in Battle Against Trio of Pests

A team of Texas A&M Agrilife Research scientists is going high tech to fight Wheat curl mite.

Cal State Fullerton's Arboretum Grows Next Gen Farmers

Lady bugs are a sign of good luck, but this group isn’t relying on ladybugs to bring luck to their crops. In fact, science is at the root of their flourishing farm. This article was originally published April 3, 2019, by Spectrum News.

Copper May Be the Key to ‘Growing’ More Land and Feeding the World

Two Cornell University scientists are working with wheat in a way that may both improve crop yield and increase the amount of productive land farmers have to work with.

4-H Youth is 'Making a Difference' One Community Food Pantry at a Time

Sometimes, to make a difference, you just have to take matters into your own hands. That’s exactly what 4-H’er Mackenzie Hinson did in Mount Olive, North Carolina. As a result, thousands of area residents worry less about finding healthy food to eat.