The Renewable Fuels Association announced today that Bob Dinneen, who’s been the group’s president and CEO since 2001, will step aside in October to take up a senior advisory role. Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will take over as president and chief executive.
Nearly 150 scientists from dozens of different fields have joined together to identify five major research subjects – including gene editing and advanced data analysis – critical for the future of food and agriculture.
"The possibilities are endless," says Bob Brock, referring to the use of drones in agriculture. Brock is leading a team from the Kansas Department of Transportation that's exploring expanded use of drone technology, including beyond "line of sight" operations.
USDA has added a new interactive feature to its rural opioid misuse webpage, allowing visitors to use an interactive map to learn about, access or replicate actions rural leaders are taking in small towns across the country to address the opioid epidemic.
Erica Navarro has joined USDA as the director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis. Navarro, who holds an MBA from Yale School of Management, previously served as budget director for the Education Department and the U.S. General Services Administration.
Cheese will probably be the commodity most directly affected by the tariffs Mexico is imposing on U.S. commodities in response to U.S. levies on steel and aluminum. That’s the gist of a new report by Rabobank dairy analyst Tom Bailey.