Farmers markets were the first source of income for many of our grandparents and great-grandparents. After a long week of tending to fields, they’d pack up their pickup trucks and head down to the local market to sell their fresh fruits and vegetables.
Earth’s surface is approximately 71 percent water.
Of that percentage, our oceans hold about 96.5 percent of it, while things like water vapor, rivers, lakes, ice caps, glaciers and aquifers make up the remaining 3.5 percent.
The FDA has announced several final rules in recent months as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
President Obama signed a bill into law that makes labeling genetically modified foods mandatory. Keep reading for more information on the new requirements and how this may impact your packaging.
Calloused hands from years of hard labor. Weary eyes from decades of watching the sun and the fields and the weather. Deep wrinkles from what seems like a century of hoping that this year’s harvest will provide enough to get by.
Big data, by definition, is extremely large sets of data that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends and associations.
Did you know, on July 1, 2016 the Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act went into effect. Of course, the devil is in the details or in this case the rules. The US Department of Labor just announced “new” rules to adjust civil penalty amounts to adjust for inflation.
In 1835, Alex de Tocqueville, a French political thinker and historian known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution wrote, “The greatness of America lies in her ability to repair her faults.” But, how do we repair our faults within the current political discourse?
Farmers have always faced a variety of challenges, spanning from weather, environmental degradation, regulatory and compliance, costs of production and labor, and the chaos of markets. Precision agriculture allows farmers to easily track all of this data while collecting real-time information that can help farmers respond more quickly to the challenges they face.