New Technologies

USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.

Data & Analysis

Production of both ethanol and biodiesel continues to grow in line with consumption.
Japan’s Just Wild About Our Nuts; An Urban Company Helps Revitalize Japan’s Agriculture; Spiritual Heart of Japanese Furniture Making Relies on U.S. Hardwoods; Desperately Seeking GE in Hokkaido
On May 12, 2014 Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation No. 65/2014 on animal quarantine measures for importation, exportation and distribution of consumable products of animal origin.
Genetic engineering (GE) product development remains at confined field trials (CFTs) in Kenya for cotton, corn, cassava, sorghum and sweet potato.