With holiday food traditions largely unchanged in US culture since the 1950s, the late November surge in demand for turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin, among other vegetables is the driving force for many farmers' toil all year.
It's a critical matter to prepare the next generation of farmers and give them the technology they want and need.
In recent months, the focus of conversations in the agriculture technology startup scene has moved on from the initial excitement about the potential for technology to transform and disrupt the industry, to the challenges around adoption.
Farmer Business Network's new business line FBN Procurement, a service helping farmers to source ag chemicals at the cheapest rates possible, has raised some questions in the industry.
AgriSync has created a two-way video app with a built-in dashboard to help farmers better communicate with their advisors.
Farmers are playing a larger role in funding agtech startups than you might think. Here are 4 ways they are doing so.
A group of producers and agribusinesses has called for collaboration in the industry to ensure the development of effective agriculture technology.
Pat Rogers, a fifth-generation peanut farmer from Blenheim, officially launched AgFuse in July to help farmers network and communicate more.
AgTech Insight, a Salinas-based consultancy firm, held an educational event for farmers last week to learn about investing into agriculture technology.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week signed an equivalency agreement with Switzerland enabling the sale of US and Swiss organic products in either country.
This spells good news for US organic growers that will no longer need to pay two sets of fees or undertake two sets of inspections and paperwork to access the world’s most prolific organic consumer market; the population of Switzerland consumes more organic produce per person than any other global population, according to the Organic Trade Association.
This post originally appeared on SeedStock.
Small growers and urban farms are springing up across the nation, but many cities lack the infrastructure, zoning laws and foresight to truly leverage this transition.