“A stress-tolerant rice variety can help make farmers more resilient against the increasingly destructive effects of climate change,” says Dr. Matthew Morell, director general of the International Rice Research Institute based in the Philippines.
By saving, exchanging, and reusing seeds over thousands of years, farmers and gardeners carefully selected crops for various traits adapted to many growing conditions and climates, creating a rich genetic plant heritage that formed the base of the global food supply. Read moreRead More »
Agriculture will be front and center in the recently launched North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Trade agreements have a good track record of opening international markets for U.S.-grown products by breaking down trade barriers and reducing tariffs that keep America’s farmers and ranchers from reaching new customers around the[…]Read More »