An international consortium has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat -- the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world's population, according to an article published today in

It will be illegal to plant crops using animal manure if a new bill becomes law.

A new global consortium, the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative, will bring together expertise from international organizations, research institutions and business groups with significant marke

A disaster is looming in Zimbabwe following a severe drought that has left most of the planted maize crop for the current season either moisture-stressed or being declared a write-off.

Scientists from an international maize research organization said Thursday that a deadly maize disease that has ravaged farms across eastern Africa since 2011 has been contained.

During the Vietnam War, United States aircraft sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicides, including dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, on the country's rain forests, wetlands, and croplands

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

Iraq’s farmlands are declining due to lack of rainfall and depleted soils, a report by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed.

Madagascar recorded its best rice output in 15 years, a government official said here Thursday.

Australia lowered its wheat forecast by nearly 13 percent on Tuesday as a crippling drought across the country’s east coast has cut output from the world’s fourth-largest exporter to a 10-year low.

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