Dangerous Wild Grass Will Be Used in Batteries

Hogweed, which has grown over vast territories of Russia, can be useful as a material for batteries. Scientists from NUST MISIS have investigated the possibilities of fibrous...

Diverse Team Assembles to Protect Iconic U.S. Crop from Climate Change

In recognition of the crucial role soybeans play in U.S. agriculture, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $942,000 Seeding Solutions Grant to the United States Department of Agriculture...
A&C Liquid Assets

Liquor Store Stands with Farmers

Across the globe, companies have been jumping on the “non-GMO” bandwagon, ranging from Chipolte to Stonyfield. In Hoxie, Kansas, a liquor store called A&C Liquid Assets, owned by farmers,...
CSTA

Marty Matlock Honored at the 2018 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Ceremony

The winner of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA) was honored at a World Food Prize side event, and this year’s recipient — Marty Matlock — gave a well-received...
farm bill

President Trump Addresses FFA Convention

During the 91st FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Illinois, President Donald Trump spoke to FFA members for more than an hour. He is the first president in 27 years to...
sacramento

USDA’s Economic Research Service Shift Draws Industry Concern

In August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will move its Economic Research Agency (ERS) out of Washington, D.C., citing a cost savings to be gained by moving...
seed

St. Louis to Host Organic & Non-GMO Forum

To be held Oct. 29-30, the Organic & Non-GMO Forum will cover topics from what’s new in gene editing tools, to the how the long-awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...

Drone Market Only Expected to Go Up

The global agricultural drones market is anticipated to grow at a robust compound annual growth rate of 30.2 percent from 2017 to 2024, according to Research Nester. With revenue...
alliance

Top Universities Join Forces to Fight Hunger Worldwide

The top 5 agri-food universities in the world have agreed to fight hunger together: UC Davis, Cornell University, China Agricultural University, University of Sao Paulo and Wageningen University &...
challenges

5 Breakthroughs to Help Address Food Challenges

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine identifies the most promising scientific breakthroughs that are possible to achieve in the next decade to increase...
no-till

Less Land on the Market in Eastern Corn Belt

In the Eastern Corn Belt, the trend of less land on the market continues. Roger Hayworth, Farmers National Company area sales manager for the region says the market is...

Adoption of Biotech Crops Reaches New High

In 2017, farmers around the world planted 189.8 million hectares (about 469 million acres) of biotech crops, a new record as reported by Paul Teng, board chair of the...
intellectual property

USDA’s NIFA Invests in Research on the Implications of Gene Editing Technologies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced awards to advance research on public engagement and the implications of gene drive and other gene...

“Well Fed” Documentary Explores GMOs

Two friends from Amsterdam, Netherlands, with opposing views on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) investigated the truth behind biotechnology, filmed in the documentary entitled “Well Fed.” Ryan Tipps, AgDaily’s managing...

U.S. Corn Growers Support NAFTA

Despite decreased use estimates and a rise in projected ending stocks, U.S. corn projected prices remained steady in reports issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use estimates declined...
sorter

Bühler LumoVision Improves Livelihoods with Data-Driven Grain Sorting Technology

At Hannover Messe, Bühler revealed a breakthrough in sorting technology that will minimize toxic contamination in maize and improve yield, by identifying and removing cancer-causing, aflatoxin-infected grains. It does...
cleaner

Monsanto Collaboration Develops Sprayer System Cleaner

Monsanto Company announced that it has collaborated with Adjuvants Unlimited, LLC to develop the first-ever agricultural sprayer system cleaner designed to deactivate dicamba. Adjuvants Unlimited, a well-known developer and...

Syngenta’s New Malaria Insecticide Entering Early Development Phase

Syngenta announced that a new insecticide active ingredient with a novel mode of action to address resistance in the control of malaria vectors is entering the early development phase....

Ag Robot Speeds Data Collection and Analyzes Crops as They Grow

A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. The TerraSentia crop phenotyping robot, developed by a team of scientists...

20 South Carolina Farmers Selected to Grow Hemp for Research Pilot Program

More than a dozen farmers in South Carolina will be guinea pigs for a new pilot program in the state that would grow hemp for research purposes. The applicants for the...