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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Can Improved Agricultural Practices Help Combat Climate Change?

Did you know that over half of global non-carbon dioxide (non-CO2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are accountable to agriculture? According to new a research study recently published in the Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, this figure is set to rise substantially in the next two decades, especially in developing countries. However, by analysing US Environmental

Monday, March 14th, 2016

New Legal Agreements Empower Farmers to Take Full Ownership and Control of Farm Data

NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2016 – Today at the Commodity Classic convention, Farmobile, the fast-growing technology company specializing in farm data, announced pro-farmer legal agreements that clearly govern the ownership and control of agronomic data for the first time. The data agreements are simple and transparent by design, and grant full data ownership to the

Friday, March 11th, 2016

$714K USDA Grant Boosts MTSU Agriculture’s Research Efforts

MURFREESBORO — A $714,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to MTSU for collaborative research with two Texas universities will support a partnership to discover novel ways of land management and solve important ecological problems in changing climates and agricultural management. The three-year joint venture between MTSU, Texas A&M and Sam Houston State University is the

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

National Agricultural Biosecurity Center Project Aims to Help States Improve Disaster Preparedness

MANHATTAN — A tool being developed by the Kansas State University National Agricultural Biosecurity Center will assist agricultural emergency management coordinators in planning efforts to combat animal disease outbreaks and other emergencies. The tool is a database called ICAAR, which stands for Identifying Corrective Actions from Agricultural Response. The name sounds complex, but the concept

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Study Suggests Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture May Be Underestimated

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — One of the most critical questions surrounding climate change is how it might affect the food supply for a growing global population. A new study by researchers from Brown and Tufts universities suggests that researchers have been overlooking how two key human responses to climate — how much land people

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Global Food Traceability Center Issues Recommendations Guiding Development of Interoperable Seafood Traceability Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers are placing greater expectations on the ability to verify the authenticity, value, sustainability, quality and safety of the seafood they choose to consume which makes traceability vital for the seafood industry. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center outlines in detail the issues businesses in the seafood industry

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Go360/bioTrack Takes Livestock Data Collection to a New Level

ELORA, ON, Sept. 21, 2015—Farming is changing.  There is a new generation taking over and they are doing business differently.  As in any other industry today, this generation is ready to adapt to the latest technologies out there that can serve them best.  Go360|bioTrack serves notice that it is the go-to system with application for livestock farmers

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Sweeping Study of U.S. Farm Data Shows Loss of Crop Diversity the Past 34 Years

MANHATTAN, Kan.—U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less crop diversity may also be impacting

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Land Management Practices to Become Important as Biofuels Use Grows

June 9, 2015—The handling of agricultural crop residues appears to have a large impact on soil’s ability to retain carbon, making land management practices increasingly important, especially under a scenario where cellulosic materials become more heavily used as a feedstock for ethanol production, according to a recently published study led by researchers at the U.S.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Geography a Stronger Indicator of Weed Diversity than Glyphosate-Resistant Crop Trait

The potential long-term impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops on biodiversity of the agricultural landscape have been the subject of controversy. A new article in the journal Weed Science describes a large-scale study analyzing the effects of glyphosate-resistant crops on the diversity of agricultural weeds. This study examined 156 field sites with at least a 3-year history of growing glyphosate-resistant crops

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