Guest worker bill to stabilize agriculture labor market

  The U.S. Congress this week began discussing legislation that could help stabilize the labor market for U.S. agriculture. The bill would create a new designation known as H-2C aimed at providing a legal supply of workers for U.S. farms. H-2C would replace the H-2A program, which is broadly considered to be ineffective. The new […]

$4.8 million USAID grant to strengthen biotechnology partnership and improve food security in South Asia

ITHACA, NY: To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Cornell a $4.8 million, three-year grant. The award supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global initiative to fight hunger and improve food security using agricultural […]

Obama’s support for research fuels jobs, feeds people

Kathryn J. Boor, food science researcher and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, applauds President Obama’s call for increased funding for basic research, particularly in agriculture. A trained scientist, Boor researches biological factors that affect transmission of bacteria in food systems, from the farm to the table. Boor says: […]

Geneva greenhouses to get $4.7 million upgrade