by Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary What if I told you a scientist had recently discovered a way to remove up to 98% of the allergens in peanuts without affecting the flavor, thereby diminishing a severe health threat to some 2.8 million Americans who suffer from peanut allergies?
Investments in agricultural technology reached a record $25 billion globally last year, despite a softer global agriculture economy. A new report released this week by the Boston Consulting Group and AgFunder expects the figure grow again this year as well.
Report from,David Schimmelpfennig, USDA Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? How and whether farm managers decide to adopt new technologies is complex, but most account for the full costs and benefits of the proposed investment. Precision agriculture (PA) technologies require a significant investment of capital and time, but may offer cost savings and higher yields through more precise management of inputs. …
With the numerous challenges facing the California agricultural community, it is understandable how rail crossing safety is not a subject of regular focus. However, raising rail safety awareness is a crucial component for California agricultural professionals and workers, to help them make good decisions when working or traveling near railroad tracks.
Another early-detection method being developed works by smelling huanglongbing infections in trees. This method detects the different scents plants give off.
SCR Dairy was at the World Dairy Expo and talked with AgNet West about its animal monitoring technology. SCR Dairy says the technology is like a fitbit for cows.
Having reduced their plantings in recent years due to the drought, California rice farmers are harvesting a bigger crop this season—but they are also feeling the pinch of lower market prices.
Cathy Isom tells you about the new online tools designed to beef up your learning experience in the field and on the farm. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Joint Strategy Follows Completion of America’s First Offshore Wind Farm, Showing Progress in American Offshore Wind Industry U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development …
A company continues to test its automated lettuce transplanting system on the Central Coast. The Plant Tape system takes a lot of labor out of the transplanting process and company representatives say the process also increases yields.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an enhanced funding partnership with Israel to better leverage new agricultural research for mutual scientific benefit. The updated agreement is administered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD).
Everett Griner talks about progress on all levels of ag technology is vital in today’s Agri View.
A lawsuit against the now defunct Vermont GMO labeling law was dismissed this week, after the parties to the lawsuit agreed the suit was no longer needed. That’s because of the federal GMO labeling bill passed by Congress in July and signed by the President, preempts state labeling laws.
Everett Griner talks about rules set for drone use by the FAA in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom explains’s how “nudges” from a computer could help a child eat healthier. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours.
Joe Morra of the Federal Aviation Administration says a new rule for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) creates greater potential for UAS use in agriculture, and an increase in users of this technology.
The new small drone rules announced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are set to go into effect. FAA representatives talked about the rules in more detail.
ChemChina and Syngenta receive clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta announced that the companies have received clearance on their proposed transaction from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In addition to CFIUS clearance, the closing of the transaction is subject to anti-trust review …
Everett Griner talks about how farming had advanced in the past one-hundred years and where it may go in the future in today’s Agri View.
Hay growers and buyers have a new way to meet up, at a place which modernizes and simplifies how hay gets from the rake to the ruminants that need it.