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  • Report finds GE crops safe

    May 17, 2016

    Genetically engineered (GE) crops appear to be safe, according to a report issued by a study committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report states that “the study committee found no substantiated evidence of a difference in risks to human health… Full Story »
  • Survey: farmers want to control their data

    May 17, 2016

    Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American Farm Bureau Federation  (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a cooperative-style central repository for their data is the best way to… Full Story »
  • $130 million available for foundational ag research

    May 16, 2016

    The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Program, authorized by the… Full Story »
  • Annual CPAC golf tournament set for June

    May 16, 2016

    The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) will host its sixth annual golf tournament on Wednesday, June 15. The tournament will be held at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa. Golf begins at 12:30 p.m., pay for your own, $35 per player. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. at the Grille… Full Story »
  • Flower borders help reduce mosaic in Russet Norkotahs

    May 16, 2016

    In recent years, there has been an increased interest in improving soil health through changing traditional agricultural practices. One way to accomplish this is to increase overall species diversity in agricultural ecosystems. Having diversity in plant species can improve crop health in other areas as well. In… Full Story »
  • Bayer exploring Monsanto purchase

    May 13, 2016

    Bayer AG has initiated internal discussions for a possible purchase of Monsanto, according to Bloomberg News. The Bayer Group is comprised of 307 consolidated subsidiaries based in 77 countries, with its global headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer’s current estimated market value is $90 billion. Monsanto… Full Story »
  • DeltaTrak introduces FlashLink USB data loggers

    May 12, 2016

    DeltaTrak, a provider of cold chain management, food safety and environmental monitoring solutions, has released its new FlashLink USB PDF Reusable Data Loggers. Temperature verification is an important part of effective facility, equipment and process management. DeltaTrak’s new line of reusable loggers are designed to… Full Story »
  • Zhu joins BioConsortia

    May 12, 2016

    BioConsortia has appointed Hong Zhu as senior vice president of lead development and manufacturing. Zhu comes to BioConsortia from Bayer, where he was director of biologics process development. Previously, he served as director of fermentation and formulation at AgraQuest, prior to its purchase by Bayer.
  • AMS updates user fees

    May 10, 2016

    The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and tobacco. The 2016 regular, overtime, holiday, and… Full Story »
  • Potatoes USA adds Spud Nation manager, food truck chef

    May 10, 2016

    Potatoes USA has hired Alex Cooper of Bethesda, Maryland, as manager of its Spud Nation food truck expansion into Washington, D.C., and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic area.  Cooper’s most recent role was as the events director for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia Food Truck Association (DMVFTA). In… Full Story »

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