Ag Robotics – English University Offering Doctorates Feb 4, 2019

🕔Feb 4, 2019The world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics is being established by the University of Lincoln, UK, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University […]

Feeding the World – The Fix isn’t Just About Food Production – Commentary Oct 24, 2018

🕔Oct 24, 2018A book that we have recently read, No Small Hope: Towards the universal provision of basic goods by Kenneth Reinert, makes the argument that there is a minimal set of basic […]

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security Nov 14, 2017

🕔Nov 14, 2017A new map was released today detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50% Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated […]

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future Jul 5, 2017

🕔Jul 5, 2017These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida […]

National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research May 10, 2017

🕔May 10, 2017The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is launching Breakthroughs 2030, an innovative effort to determine the greatest scientific opportunities in the next decade within the fields of food […]

Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software May 8, 2017

🕔May 8, 2017Margins are tight and additional spending is being very carefully scrutinized. But for those farmers who are profitable, I think delaying the implementation of real-time, site-specific business software is very […]

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future Mar 13, 2017

🕔Mar 13, 2017Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new University of British Columbia (UBC) study published in Science Advances finds that might not always […]

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050 Mar 29, 2016

🕔Mar 29, 2016In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 […]

Drones: Possible Food Production Future – DTN Dec 2, 2015

🕔Dec 2, 2015With recreational drones flying off the shelves, letters to Santa need to be mailed pronto. If estimates of nearly a million requests this season for the cool tech toy turn […]

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