A landmark bill aimed at smoothing the development of ag carbon markets has been thoroughly rewritten to protect farmers and to give them more say over the certification of credit verifiers and technical advisers.
As scientists ramp up efforts to prevent the next pandemic, California's Legislature is stepping into the battle with a bill that would bolster agricultural research on infectious diseases in the Central Valley.
The intersection of increasing labor shortages, higher pay for agricultural workers, and new attention to employee safety is highlighting efforts to bring labor-saving technologies to specialty crop fields.
A relatively new player in the crop protection space secured several million dollars in financing from some of the nation's largest agribusiness firms and investors after developing what they describe as the “first-ever integrated eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) system for precision application."
Researchers at UC Riverside are making progress in their understanding of how plants respond to heat, a step that could eventually lead to crops that can withstand higher temperatures as the climate continues changing.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan reiterated his “open-door” policy for agriculture as the agency develops regulations and policies, and said biofuels, “especially advanced biofuels,” will be part of the Biden administration’s transportation agenda as it tackles climate change.
Land-grant universities continue to face a huge and costly backlog of deferred infrastructure needs that, left unaddressed, threaten U.S. agricultural competitiveness, according to a new report released by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Interest groups have become so hardened in their views about which types of agriculture benefit the environment that the fact that some COVID vaccines have been developed using genetic engineering is unlikely to change minds about the technology’s benefits, an industry advocate says.