Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Agricultural

Trade War Endangers Farmers, AFBF Tells Congress

American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal and Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening today warned Congress that many farms will lose money and even go out of business entirely if the growing trade war continues. Each called for a resumption of talks and removal of tariffs that are[…]

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Biotechnology

Gene Editing: Potential and Perceptions

A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) offers a primer on the science of genome editing, along with potential applications and challenges.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Fully Robotic Rotary Parlors Gain Momentum

The automated milking trend continues to tick upwards in the U.S. GEA introduced the first fully automated robotic rotary parlor, DairyProQ, and installations quickly gained momentum with two completed at the end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, and four on track for completion by end-of-year.   Read more

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Ceres Imaging Raises $25 Million

Ceres Imaging has completed a $25 million round of Series B funding. The company says this is the single largest raise in the agricultural spectral imaging sector to date.   Read more

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Labeling Critical for Cell-Cultured Products

As the use of laboratory-based cell culture technologies to replicate naturally made foods continues to develop, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must first enforce its own existing regulations on the labeling of imitation products, according to the National Milk Producers Federation.   Read more

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