By Mark Harris, chair of the Agricultural Statistics Board and Director of the Methodology Division, National Agricultural Statistics Service
What implications might big data have for the production of official statistics? Daniel Pfeffermann, Ph.D., current president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians, addressed this topic at the recent Morris Hansen Lecture.
More than 90 farm commodity and food organizations have called on representatives on both sides of the labor dispute impacting operations at five west coast ports to come to the bargaining table and resolve the issue that threatens the supply chain continuity for countless U.S. agricultural commodities.
With a continual influx of new products and seed varieties, farmers are seeking different methods for managing their data. Ceres Solutions has a solution with the R7 Tool by Winfield which offers access to comprehensive and personalized data that will maximize efficiency and ensure success.
U.S. lawmakers proposed a bill on Wednesday that would create a single food safety agency by bringing together the oversight functions of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.
U.S. grain farmers are boosting demand for loans from farm banks as five-year lows in crop prices squeeze operating budgets ahead of spring planting, according to a national survey of farm bankers issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Wednesday.
A new study from Rothamsted Research, strategically funded by BBSRC, and undertaken in collaboration with partners from Syngenta has revealed a novel strategy, which is used by Z. tritici to cause disease on wheat leaves. The work is published in the journal Plant Physiology.