Review calculating calorie content in tree nuts: Scientist

Calculating the calorie content of tree nuts like walnuts and almonds based on methods developed over a century ago should be reviewed as they are "inaccurate", according to a top US government researcher.

India's dairy products export seen flat at 30,000 tonnes in 2016: USDA

India's dairy products (non-fat dry milk) exports are projected to remain flat at 30,000 tonnes next year on expectations of high global supplies and low prices, according to a latest USDA report.

India's cotton output may drop for 2nd straight year: USDA

India's cotton production is expected to decline for the second consecutive year to 37.5 million bales in 2015-16 marketing season, due to a likely fall in yields on account of delayed sowing, weather and low price realisation, according to USDA's latest report.

India's coffee exports may drop 5.6% this yr: USDA

The expected drop in volumes of coffee exports is due to sluggish demand from major European buyers.

India's coffee exports pegged at 5.02 mn bags this year: USDA

India's coffee exports are expected to increase marginally to 5.02 million bags in the ongoing 2014-15 marketing year even as Indian coffee remains high-priced in the global markets, says the latest USDA report.

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

India is all set to beat China and become the top cotton producer this year, ousting the communist nation from the number 1 position for the first time in over 30 years, the US has said in a report.

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

India will be the world`s No 1 cotton grower this year, ousting China from the top spot for the first time in over 30 years, US government said on Thursday, reflecting a dramatic shift in global supplies amid uncertainty over Beijing`s farm policy.

India's sugar output to be 24.8 MT: USDA

The US farm department has estimated India's sugar production at 24.8 million tonne for the ongoing 2013-14 season, higher than the 23.8 MT forecast by the domestic industry body ISMA.

India's cotton exports may drop 9% this yr: USDA

India's cotton exports are expected to drop by 9 percent to 9 million bales in the 2013-14 marketing year on sluggish demand and high prices compared to the global market, a report said.

Falling rupee takes shine off India's apple imports: USDA

"A continued decline of the rupee against the dollar could affect importer and consumer appetites for imported fruit (apple) during 2013," the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest report.

USDA sees India's 2013-14 wheat crop lower than govt estimate

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has pegged India's wheat production at 87 million tonne (MT) this year, which is lower by seven percent from the government's latest estimate of 93.6 MT.

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.

India expected to produce 129 mn tonnes of milk in 2012: USDA

India's milk production is estimated to rise by 5 percent to 129 million tonnes in the current calender year on account of strong prices and growing demand, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said.

Poor rain may hit cotton output by 12pc this year: USDA

Cotton production in the country is likely to decline by 12 percent to 30 million bales in the 2012-13 marketing year starting this month, according to a latest USDA report.

Genetic analysis of corn may help increase yields

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

India's 2012-13 cotton output may fall to 32.3 mn bales: USDA

India's cotton output is likely to dip by two million bales to 32.3 million in the 2012-13 marketing year (August-July) as farmers are likely to switch to better-priced alternative crops amid unclear cotton export policy, according to a USDA report.

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.

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.