Report: Crop pests from U.S., China could take a bite out of developing-world economies

The U.S. and China, the world’s largest agricultural producers, pose the greatest threat to other countries when it comes to spreading invasive pests and pathogens, according to a new report led by an international team and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The developing world, and sub-Saharan Africa specifically, is the most vulnerable to the economic damage such species can inflict.

The tussle over agricultural analysis money

Politico writes about the internecine scuffles among the nation's land grant universities and their think tanks for federal money to carry out analytical work.