Researchers with the AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture are using data from a variety of sensors and artificial intelligence to create “digital twins” of corn plants that, through analysis, can lead to a better understanding of their real-life counterparts.
The future of farming could include better ways for people to monitor what crop plants need. That's one of the goals of a new $25 million research center dubbed CROPPS (for Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems) focused on the new field of digital biology.
Can meat made with cultured animal cells be called a steak? The Food Safety and Inspection Service wants answers to that question and more than a dozen others as it tries to determine how to label cell-cultured meat and poultry products now being developed for commercialization in the U.S.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing draft guidance for a new regulatory review process aimed at determining when genetically engineered plants need the department's approval for commercialization.
Grape breeders across the country are working to develop varieties that won't fall victim to powdery mildew, a fungus that threatens grapes just about anywhere they are grown, and now artificial intelligence is speeding up the process, a USDA scientist says.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. National Science Foundation have announced a $220 million investment in 11 new Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes that will be led by NSF.