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December 7, 2016

 

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Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

The company envisions customers picking up whatever they want, then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

November 3, 2016

 

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Why You Should Care About ‘Big Ag’ Companies Getting Bigger

Large companies can influence Congress, and some fear that the fewer companies there are in a given sector, the more likely they are to get their way.

August 8, 2016

 

farmer Tom Willis

Kansas Farmers Try New Irrigation System To Save Water

Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.

August 1, 2016

 

Kristie and Drew Harper

Rural Towns Banking On More Than Just Farming To Survive

Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

April 27, 2016

 

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Gene-Edited Corn Could Be In Farm Fields In A Few Years

CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.

March 14, 2016

 

Scott Jackman, left, and Casey Adams

Ag Tech Start-Ups Show Explosive Growth In The Billions

Investment in food and agriculture technology startups reached $4.6 billion in 2015. The leading driver of that growth was investment in drones and robotics.

February 25, 2016

 

A man sprays pesticides on crops.

Report: Pesticide Mixtures Threaten Human Health

A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.

December 22, 2015

 

A City Harvest volunteer in New York rescues vegetables from garbage bins.

New App Rescues Wasted Food To Fight Hunger

A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.

December 2, 2015

 

Andrew Scaboo and Tony Stafford

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

November 24, 2015

 

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USDA’s MIDAS Computer Program Tarnished

So far, USDA has spent $430 million on the system, a project known by the acronym MIDAS for Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems.

November 10, 2015

 

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Meat Alternatives Want A Part Of Your Dinner Plate

The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.

August 5, 2015

 

Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

July 27, 2015

 

Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

July 24, 2015

 

Jana Wilson holding Sicilian Buttercup chick

Poultry Shows Shut Down, Flan And Pickled Eggs, Ag Desk Jobs

Many poultry shows have been canceled. What this could mean for Jana Wilson's rare chicken breeds. Flan with Seth Elgar. And, farm chemicals and cancer rates.

July 22, 2015

 

Heath Gerlock of Farmobile

Technology, Growth Spur Ag Jobs Far From The Field

Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.

May 26, 2015

 

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‘Stud Dames’ Spread U.S. Cow Genetics Far And Wide

Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.

December 12, 2014

 

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Salmon Croquettes, Food Entrepreneur Judy Wicks, Kettle Corn

For Judy Wicks, running a restaurant was more about doing right by her community than about profits. Salmon croquettes on the menu. Local food goes high tech.

October 29, 2014

 

woman on smartphone

New App Uncovers What’s Really In Your Food

Packaged foods are designed for taste, not health, and the nutrition labels don't tell you the whole story.

October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

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