• SON recognize Hafez, Baum and Thomas as Fellows

    Oct 25, 2015

    The Society of Nematologists (SON) recognized Saad Hafez, Thomas Baum and W. Kelly Thomas as Fellows of the SON for their contributions to the study of nematodes during its 2015 annual meeting. Saad Hafez is a professor of nematolotgy at the University of Idaho Parma… Full Story »
  • Feds recommend drone registry

    Oct 22, 2015

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta have announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the task force will be composed of… Full Story »
  • Syngenta acquires Ag Connections whole-farm management firm

    Oct 20, 2015

    After a 14-year relationship, Syngenta is making Ag Connections a wholly-owned subsidiary to accelerate growth of digital solutions and enhance whole-farm management. Ag Connections provides farm management software solutions and works extensively with Syngenta on its AgriEdge Excelsior program, which integrates products, services, risk management… Full Story »
  • #Thankful4Ag campaign helps feed hungry families

    Oct 20, 2015

    Bayer CropScience is in the midst of its third annual #Thankful4Ag campaign, a national social initiative dedicated to helping feed families in need in the U.S. and educating consumers about how their food gets from field to fork. For the second year in a row,… Full Story »
  • BCS offers $10,000 Produce Innovation Award

    Oct 19, 2015

    Bayer CropScience (BCS) is currently accepting applications for its second annual Produce Innovation Award. The winner of the award will receive a $10,000 grant to advance their innovation or to support a project in their community that also increases the positive contributions of produce in… Full Story »
  • RPE introduces new lines of potatoes

    Oct 19, 2015

    RPE has added six new potato varieties to two of its produce lines. Four new varieties, Honeysuckle Gold Vales Sovereign, Masquerade, Autumn Trail Gold and Midnight Moon are featured in RPE’s main commodity brand, Old Oak Farms. Two new varieties, Blushing Violet and Radiant Ruby,… Full Story »
  • Fresh Solutions Network to host Spud Zone at PMA

    Oct 7, 2015

    Fresh Solutions Network is hosting Spud Zone II at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit to be held October 23-25 in Atlanta. Attendees can expect to see a full roster of innovative new products as well as meeting the Fresh Solutions Network team and learning… Full Story »
  • U.S. announces TPP agreement

    Oct 5, 2015

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Oct. 4 that the ministers of 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States – have reached a conclusion in their TPP negotiations. The… Full Story »
  • Deadline for integrating UAS into U.S. commercial airspace has passed

    Oct 2, 2015

    As expected, the deadline for integrating unmanned aerial systems into U.S. commercial airspace has come and gone. According to media reports, the Federal Aviation Administration made progress, but more work is needed. Here’s more from the Business of Federal Technology:        The deadline… Full Story »
  • Fresh Solutions Network named a finalist for PMA Impact Award in Packaging

    Oct 2, 2015

    For the second year running, Fresh Solutions Network has been named as a finalist in the PMA Impact Awards for Excellence in Packaging for their Side Delights Roastables potato product line.   The Produce Marketing Association reported that 57 companies submitted 71 entries. The Impact Award Committee… Full Story »

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