Genetic secrets of wheat unlocked to boost production

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a “shotgun sequencing” of the wheat genome.

Genetic analysis of corn may help increase yields

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive genetic analysis yet of corn genome.

Mars Inc, IBM and USDA map genome for cocoa plant

Candy maker Mars Inc., computer company IBM Corp. and the US Department of Agriculture have mapped the cacao genome in an effort to improve cocoa crop quality and sustain the world`s supply of the key ingredient for chocolate.

Racial firestorm surrounds USDA employee`s ouster

The Obama administration faced a blast of criticism on Wednesday over its ouster of a black Agriculture Department employee for her remarks about race. The woman says she`s not sure she would go back to her job now, even if asked.