Specialty Crop Research

New USDA Investment in Specialty Crop Research

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Research, Specialty Crops

USDA is investing $70.2 million in the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to support nearly two dozen research and Extension projects. USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced the funding on a call with reporters and described the kinds of projects that will be funded. “The awarded projects addressed key challenges of national, regional and multi state importance to the food …


Virginia Tech Study on Farming Productivity

Dan Agri-Business, Research, This Land of Ours

One of the many regions of the world suffering a reduction in agricultural productivity is Sub-Saharan Africa. Gary Crawford has more coming up in today’s This Land of Ours report. A new report, the GAP Report, this year titled “Every Farmer, Every Tool,”from Virginia Tech University is sounding a warning that global growth in agricultural productivity is falling. The report’s …

king cotton

Cotton/Peanut Field Day Set for Sept. 6 in Tifton

Dan Cotton, Education, Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), Peanuts, Research

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers and industry leaders that the annual cotton/peanut research field day is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Tifton, Georgia. The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, talks about why this event is …

four wheel drive

AEM Highlight Benefits of Precision Agriculture, Supports Ag Bills

Dan Agri-Business, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Legislative, Research, Technology

Many people in farming already know the benefits of precision agriculture but Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says a new study by the association aims to help the public understand. “What we attempted to do at AEM was to quantify those numbers to put them in a way that really would show the …


USDA to Invest $3 Million to Support Cooperative Soil Science and Soil Survey Research

Dan Research, Soil, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to invest $3 million in partnerships to promote research that informs and improves soil surveys at the regional level. This is part of an ongoing effort to continue to provide critical data. Proposals from institutions of higher education in the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) network should be submitted to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation …

lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown Meat Carbon Footprint Potentially Greater than Retail Beef

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Cattle, Economy, Marketing, Research, This Land of Ours

Is lab-grown meat worse for the environment? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. A new report suggests lab-grown meat may have a larger carbon footprint than retail beef. Researchers at the University of California-Davis found that lab-grown or “cultivated” meat’s environmental impact is likely to be “orders of magnitude” higher than retail beef based. Researchers conducted a life-cycle …