Global Harvest Initiative Urges Thoughtful Consideration In U.S. Budget Discussions For Programs Addressing Global Hunger, Food Security

There is little argument that the United States is currently facing a difficult fiscal environment against an accumulated debt of $14 trillion. In this environment, GHI acknowledges the necessity of… Read more »

MarketWatch™ Reporter Ian Berry on Just Released GHI Research Issue Brief

MarketWatch™ agribusiness reporter Ian Berry wrote a brief article (excerpts below) summarizing the just released GHI issue brief on the need for improved research funding, structure and collaboration in order… Read more »

Hunger, Food Security Focus of Just Released Global Harvest Initiative Issue Brief

On April 20, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) released the first of five policy issue briefs bringing a global focus to meeting the agricultural needs of a rapidly growing global… Read more »

The Link Between Food Prices and Political Unrest

In the Wall Street Journal blog series ‘Number of the Week’, reporter Mark Whitehouse outlines the findings of a report by International Monetary Fund economists Rabah Arezki and Markus Brueckner,… Read more »

USDA Launches Online Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

In February, USDA announced the debut of an online mapping tool that captures a broad range of demographic, economic, and agricultural data on rural areas across the United States. The… Read more »

Congratulations to the 2011 Ag Day Essay Winners

Ag Day Written Essay Winner Nora Faris Concordia, Missouri Click here to view the essay Ag Day Video Essay Winner Kyle Trevino Madera, California Click here to view… Read more »

Celebrate National Ag Day All Week

National Ag Day and National Ag Week are a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather together to recognize and celebrate the… Read more »

Ag Day 2011 – An Opportunity for New Leadership in Agriculture

By: Dr. William Lesher, Executive Director of Global Harvest Initiative *This post originally appeared in the official Ag Day blog on February 28, 2011. We can all learn from the impressive… Read more »

Recent Major Report Highlights Importance of Agricultural Productivity, Expresses Optimism

A new special report released by The Economist on February 24 taps a host of agricultural experts and organizations to address the challenges of feeding the 9 billion people that… Read more »

USAID and State Department Launch Foreign Assistance Tracking Web Site

Recently, the US Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched foreignassistance.gov, a “dashboard” designed to provide a view of foreign assistance funding, and allow users… Read more »