Corporations and organizations looking to serve the nation's farmers and ranchers are exploring a new pool of candidates to fill their open positions: students with backgrounds outside of traditional production agriculture.
President Donald Trump designated Glen Smith to serve as chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced new leadership appointments, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made new leadership changes and hires for the department.
For the second month in a row, agricultural producer sentiment experienced a big decline, erasing all gains recorded following the November 2016 election and indicating weaker expectations for the future.
A Purdue University food safety scientist, Charles R. Santerre, has been named a senior policy adviser in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, where his assignments are expected to include helping coordinate the administration’s work on agricultural biotechnology.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 - Vertical farming holds great promise, but it must overcome challenges – most notably the cost of energy – in order to feed the world’s growing population, attendees were told at a recent Association for Vertical Farming summit.