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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



‘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


filet of cooked salmon

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."

October 2, 2014



Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

August 29, 2014



Hail A Cab And Lunch: Uber Launches Food Delivery Pilot

Taxi service Uber has launched a speedy food delivery service in Santa Monica.

August 4, 2014


Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

August 1, 2014


Dairy cows

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

June 4, 2014


A Yelp lunchbox declares that 'in the future, everything will be reviewed.'

Yelp Helps New York Track Food Poisoning

New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.

April 9, 2014



Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

April 7, 2014


ffa crest

While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.

March 31, 2014


farmers looking at ag drone

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

March 10, 2014

Stronger Together 

meeting of Amish farmers

Food Hubs Could Provide Crucial Link For Amish Farmers

A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

toll road

Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

March 18, 2013

Foodie Technology 

Through the Whole Food Market Recipes app, you can look up recipes by course, category, and specific vegan or gluten-free diet.

Top 5 Free Vegan And Gluten-Free iPhone Apps

These iPhone apps are easy, portable ways to help you eat the way you want. The best part? They’re absolutely free!

July 8, 2012

Technology On The Farm 


Heat Stress? Now There’s A Cow App For That

Researchers at the University of Missouri have built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals.

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