The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is offering up to $6 million in prizes for developing technologies that can quickly determine the sex of layer chick eggs before they hatch, saving the egg industry billions of dollar annually.
Agricultural productivity growth in low-income countries is falling further behind the increase needed to feed their growing populations, and the output of rich nations is insufficient as well, according to the Global Harvest Initiative’s annual GAP report.
The retail food industry just isn’t what it used to be, says Leslie Sarasin, president and CEO of the Food Marketing Institute. Sarasin was one of more than a dozen speakers Wednesday at a day-long forum at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which explored the changes in the food industry and provided a look at where the industry is headed.
USDA’s Innovation Center is making it easier for rural America to qualify for funding from the Office of Rural Development’s $222 billion loan portfolio and $36.6 billion in fiscal 2018 appropriated funds. It’s all part of an administration push to create more rural jobs and boost economic growth.