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Kubota to Launch Japan's 1st Autonomous Combine Harvester in Dec.

Farm equipment manufacturer Kubota Corp. said Friday it will roll out an autonomous combine harvester in December, becoming the first to introduce such a farm machine in Japan. Utilizing an advance... Read More

Bayer to Drop Monsanto's Name After June 7 Acquisition

ROCKVILLE, MD. (DTN) -- Any gear with the Monsanto logo will soon be a vintage keepsake. Bayer has announced that it will finalize its acquisition of the St. Louis-based company on June 7 -- and it won't be taking Monsanto's name along for the ride.... Read More

USMARC Hiring Sheep Geneticist

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., is looking to hire a sheep geneticist as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Research Service looks to fill hundreds of vacancies all across the country. Applicants will need to hurry... Read More

Final Day of World Meat Congress Focuses on Consumer Trends, Production Technology

The 2018 World Meat Congress concluded Friday with sessions focused on consumer trends and education, as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge technologies reshaping meat production around the world. The 22nd World Meat Congress was held in Dall... Read More

A spud is born: UMaine unveils gourmet 'Pinto Gold' potato

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine says it's releasing a new type of gourmet potato. The new spud is called the "Pinto Gold" and the university's potato breeding program leader describes it as a high-yielding, yellow-fleshed specialty v... Read More

Ethanol Summit, Trade Teams Highlight U.S. Biofuels System And Advantages

Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania met this week in Minneapolis with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for e... Read More

The Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina and Cargill to Improve Water Sustainability in the Beef Supply Chain

GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact ... Read More

Auction Website Plays Matchmaker to Help Rent Farmland

Farmland owners with land to rent, meet potential tenants in your area and seal a deal. That is the matchmaking concept behind, a new electronic land rental auction system. "Renting land can be a painful process," said Heather Slifk... Read More

Controlled Environment Ag Growing

Controlled environment agriculture is growing rapidly, according to a new report from CoBank. Controlled environment agriculture, a technology-based approach toward food production to use optimal growing conditions, often indoors, occurs in all 50... Read More

Feed a Bee Program Commits Additional $250,000 in Forage Grant Initiatives Across the Country

Bayer Commits Funding to Reach 2018 Goal of Planting in All 50 States Research Triangle Park, N.C. (May 15, 2018) – The Bayer Bee Care Program today announced $250,000 in additional funding to support its Feed a Bee 50-state pollinator health in... Read More

(Audio) Video Game Addresses Feeding Growing Global Population

Could the solutions to feeding a global population be found through a video game? A team of University of Nebraska- Lincoln Raikes School students are seeking the answer. Listen to the interview. The UNL Raikes School senior project required stude... Read More