Technology

Loans available for portable storage, handling equipment

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm... more »

BRANDT acquires majority stake in BAICOR

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquids for foliar and soil applications.  This acquisition will give BRANDT additional manufacturing capacity, plus access... more »

Equipment monitors orchard temperature

When it comes to apples, idealists continually search for the best one, pessimists settle for the one within easiest reach, while optimists take them all and make pies – or in the case of the... more »

Meeting your food safety needs one bin at a time

The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing they way growers view food safety. Improvements are being made to packing lines and sanitation. Wood bins are being recycled and plastic alternatives are being purchased. RFID tags... more »

Lariat Partners invests in Willowood USA

Willowood USA has teamed up with Lariat Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, to further expand their product portfolio and market expansion. “The strategic investment that Lariat Partners has made in our company will rapidly fuel... more »

Engineers work on better blueberry picker

Industrial engineers from Penn State are part of a nine-university, four-year, $4.75 million collaborative research project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) focused on increasing the efficiency of blueberry production in the United... more »

FDA hosting transportation safety rule webinar

The FDA will host a webinar on April 25  to discuss pieces of the Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. The webinar will be hosted from 11 a.m. to... more »

Manure application research aims to improve food safety

New field research out of Clarkson University in upstate New York is taking a look at how microbes can travel from manure application sites to downwind produce. The research team, led by Shane Rogers, an... more »

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