Agriculture leaders speaking at the Forbes AgTech Summit in July said technology is one of the only solutions they see to help food production meet population growth.
A new study finds 81 percent of consumers say they support GMO labeling requirements passed by Congress last month and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Vermont this week announced the state has stopped enforcement of its GMO labeling law, following President Barak Obama signing the national GMO labeling bill that preempts state laws.
GMO labeling advocates are ramping up pressure on companies who already have labeled their products because of the Vermont labeling law to make sure they keep that information available for consumers.
The GMO labeling bill passed by Congress and signed into law last week puts labeling efforts into a holding pattern while the U.S. Department of Agriculture works on the rulemaking process.
The CEO for Syngenta pointed to Brexit as a boost for the United Kingdom’s crop regulations, saying he sees the referendum vote to leave the European Union as an “opportunity for the UK in agriculture.”
Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture announces the opening of a new 5,040-square-foot research and insect production greenhouse to help control the Asian citrus psyllid.
A new electronic bug trap reduces labor and can save a grower in application costs. The trap aims to replace the old sticky traps that are currently used to monitor several pests.
There’s a new online strawberry tool developed by researchers in Florida and it can save California producers both time and money.
Companies continue to look for ways to automate produce handling, but with some products, that can be tricky. A company at the Forbes AgTech Summit displayed a new conforming claw that might be able to help.
The city of Salinas once again hosted the Forbes AgTech Summit. Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter was one of the speakers and talked about the importance of the agriculture industry in his community.
The way the majority of drone technology is being used in agriculture today isn’t that beneficial to California agriculture. The industry is trying to develop technologies to use with drones to make the flying tools more valuable to the state’s producers.
Technology is helping surface irrigation become more efficient but it also helps in other areas like reducing labor costs.
A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacramento on Sunday (July 17). The first place team, GivingGarden, took home $7,500 in prize money, custom rodeo belt buckles and a six-month, top-tier membership to the AgStart Incubator in Woodland.
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Establishes National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Support Nominations Now Open for First Annual $100,000 Prize Recipient The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a national nonprofit organization that supports innovative science addressing food and agriculture challenges, established the first-ever National Academy of …
Salinas again was the host for agriculture innovation this year with the Forbes AgTech Summit. The event brings together professionals from the agriculture, technology and investment industries.
Cathy Isom tells us about food safety at our fingertips. The latest changes to the USDA’s Foodkeeper App. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s recently passed legislation requiring products of biotechnology to be labeled. “After spending the past week and a half studying the legislation and meeting with agricultural producers, along with a variety of other stakeholders, I have come to the conclusion that the Senate bill …
New small drone rules ease concerns about the technology and should increase drone ownership. Flexibility in the rules shows even more of an acceptance of the machines.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) rules for small drones are out. The rules will become law in August and the biggest change producers should see is a reduced cost for drone data.