NEWS & RESOURCES

March 13, 2018

Nitrogen Deficiency Technology Makes Jump

New technology directly distinguishes nitrogen issues with greater discrimination than current remote sensing techniques. Developed by the University of Minnesota (UM), Sentera has licensed the technology for UAV use. UM’s technology detects nitrogen stress using computer vision techniques that recognize characteristic features on plant leaves. Sentera will integrate the capability into the FieldAgent platform and begin field trials in 2018. Commercial introduction is projected…

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March 13, 2018

Keep Your Landlord Informed

By viewing landowners as partners, the planting season can go more smoothly and you can plan ahead with greater success. All it takes is regular conversation. “I make sure my landlords are aware of basic needs of the landscape as we try to work forward toward a profit,” says Tim Palmer, who farms mostly rented ground near Truro in south-central…

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March 12, 2018

Nitrogen Deficiency Technology Makes Jump

New technology directly distinguishes nitrogen issues with greater discrimination than current remote sensing techniques. Developed by the University of Minnesota (UM), Sentera has licensed the technology for UAV use. UM’s technology detects nitrogen stress using computer vision techniques that recognize characteristic features on plant leaves. Sentera will integrate the capability into the FieldAgent platform and begin field trials in 2018. Commercial introduction is projected…

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March 12, 2018

Russia Tries to Influence GMO Perception

More than two decades after the first genetically modified (GMO) crops were introduced, criticism and skepticism of GMOs continues to run high. Distrust of foods made with GMO crops persists despite numerous studies that show they are actually no less healthy for humans and even better for cows than non-GMO produced feed and food. After reviewing more than 900 studies…

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March 9, 2018

Notable Quotes from Pork Forum

Here are some quotes from the National Pork held in Kansas City last week. The forum includes the annual meetings of the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council, press conferences and producer update sessions. Porkbusiness.com will have more coverage in the future, but the following excerpts give you a flavor of some of the topics discussed. Pig…

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March 7, 2018

AgFunder: $2.6 Billion Invested In Ag Tech In 2017

In its annual report, AgFunder is reporting agrifood tech investing got back on track in 2017 after a relatively subdued 2016. The past year saw a record level of venture investment–29% increase in year-over-year funding for agrifood technologies. The data used in this report comes from Crunchbase and AgFunder contributes a significant portion of raw data through its own data collection methods.…

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March 6, 2018

Using Pain Control and Anesthetics in Food Animals

Providing pain control and analgesia following surgical procedures is becoming more commonly accepted – and requested – by producers for their food animals. That was one of the messages brought to veterinarians by Dr. Bob Streeter, a veterinary clinician from Oklahoma State University, at the 2018 James Bailey Herd Health Conference, held February 10, 2018 on the SDSU campus. Common…

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March 6, 2018

Organic distributor cuts waste with liquid composter

Organic produce distributor Ace Natural, Long Island, N.Y., has solved what do with fruit and vegetables that are past their prime and no longer suitable for customers. Before, the company collected and wrapped the outdated produce on pallets and refrigerated it so it wouldn’t rot while waiting for the weekly trip to an outside composter. Now Ace Naturals feeds the…

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March 6, 2018

Cubbage: Unleash The Power Of Farming: Unwire It

The 1920s may have been roaring for the glitzy urban crowd. But things back on the farm were still pretty quiet. That’s because rural electricity was about as rare as Google Fiber is today. However, it was the “wiring” of rural America and the technology that came with it that literally transformed rural areas into economic and agricultural powerhouses. Now,…

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March 3, 2018

New Sonic Burger Is A Blend of Mushroom And Beef

Everyone is jumping on the alt-meat trend these days (recent examples)—even Sonic Drive-In. Since the 1950’s America’s Drive-In has touted serving traditional American fare—but Sonic is the first major quick-service restaurant to offer a blended mushroom-beef burger, called the Signature Slinger Cheeseburger. The sandwich will be offered at all of company’s 3,500 U.S. locations for seven weeks starting Friday. From March…

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