Perennial Grains are Getting Bigger

Author: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
 February 2011
Affiliation: USDA Blog
Excerpt: “Recently three scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service– Ed Buckler, James Holland, and Brent Hulke – joined colleagues from The Land Institute, several U.S. universities, Australia, and China on a paper in the prestigious journal Science summarizing the potential benefits of perennial grains to global food security and the environment and explaining how recent advances in crop breeding may speed progress toward this challenging goal.”