USDA Partners with Communities to Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure to Rural Areas

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

More than 27,000 Businesses and Residents to Get Improved e-Connectivity Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states (.pdf) to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities. “In the modern economy, rural broadband is a lifeline to quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “With that impact, USDA is fiercely …


ASTA Applauds International Statement in Support of Plant Breeding Innovation

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Technology

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) applauds the proactive, coordinated action by 13 countries, including the U.S., in signing onto the International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology. The statement reiterates an international commitment to the fair, science-based treatment of evolving plant breeding methods, like gene editing, around the world. ”This is a strong showing of support by governments around the …


WTO Members Support Policy Approaches to Enable Innovation in Agriculture

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Technology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States has joined with 12 other nations to support policies that enable agricultural innovation, including genome editing. The International Statement on Agricultural Applications of Precision Biotechnology was released in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures. “Precision biotechnologies such as genome …


Fixed 5G Wireless Not Likely to Bridge Urban-Rural Divide

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

Fixed 5G wireless is an unlikely candidate to solve rural America’s broadband challenges, according to a new report by CoBank. Rural telecommunication providers have identified 5G fixed wireless as a potential option. However, the report says high costs, competition, spectrum propagation and ecosystem headwinds stand in the way. Verizon is implementing 5G in urban markets, but a CoBank spokesperson says …


FDA Gottlieb, Abram on FDA’s New Plan to Advance Plant, Animal Biotechnology Innovation

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release, Research, Technology

Innovations in plant and animal biotechnology offer tremendous opportunities for advancing public health. Promising new technologies that can edit animal and plant genomes have the potential to improve human and animal health, animal well-being, food productivity and food security. New forms of biotechnology allow modification of living organisms, such as plants or animals, in order to produce a new product, …

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Corporate Leaders and National FFA Announce Transformational Initiative Addressing Emergent Agricultural Challenges

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Technology

Plans unveiled in “The Blue Room” at 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo Top technology and agriculture companies have announced a partnership with the National FFA Organization to empower and educate nearly 670,000 FFA student members. Amazon Web Services, BASF, Blue River Technology (a John Deere company), Cargill, Corteva, Elanco, FMC, Merck Animal Health and Sealed Air are joining forces at …


USDA Invites Comments on the Implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program

Dan Industry News Release, Technology

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 on March 23, 2018. USDA is developing this pilot program to catalyze private investment and bring broadband to unserved rural areas of the country. The new program provides a unique opportunity to develop …

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The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day Coming Up Tuesday

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Research, Technology, Vegetables

The 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is coming up Tuesday, July 24 in Moultrie, Georgia. Farmers are invited to attend and get practical information from the region’s top agricultural scientists about the newest technologies farmers can use to improve their operations. Tyron Spearman has the details. Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is Tuesday In a release, Sunbelt Expo Executive Director Chip …