USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal
USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal
An inspector general finds that the agency was supposed to have received congressional approval before relocating facilities out of Washington, DC.
USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal
USDA Labs’ Move to Kansas City Might Be Illegal

An inspector general finds that the agency was supposed to have received congressional approval before relocating facilities out of Washington, DC.

An inspector general finds that the agency was supposed to have received congressional approval before relocating facilities out of Washington, DC.

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Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Sylvie Brouder | Jun 17, 2019
Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 22, 2019
A memo distributed to employees of the US Department of Agriculture requires them to include a disclaimer that their peer-reviewed work doesn’t represent agency findings or policy.
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Shawna Williams | Apr 10, 2019
Some researchers say the abrupt end of the program will hobble the fight against a common parasite.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2019
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it’s likely to be some time before the product hits the market.
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
USDA Cited 60 Percent Fewer Animal Welfare Violations in 2018
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 27, 2019
The drop may be due to fewer inspections, but critics say the USDA also appears to be avoiding documenting the violations.
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
Catherine Offord | Jan 30, 2019
From canceled conferences to delayed publications, fallout of the shutdown spread beyond US borders, prompting concerns about long-term damage to international collaboration.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.