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Eighteen years ago, I wrote a column (below) questioning the over-used maxim “Cash is King.” My assertion was cash has many advantages over other assets like land, but for farmers, dirt was destiny, that is, a more powerful tool to secure a desired future. Obviously, it had little lasting impact,...

His demeanor might be calm, but Michael K. Stern sees the global challenges facing agriculture today in rather dramatic terms, given the trends in population growth, the need for food and the reduction in land suitable for farming.Thankfully, the cost to gather and store farm data is plummeting while the...

Register for the WebinarLearn more about the OCP Innovation Challenge in our upcoming Info Session Webinar. This webinar will provide details on program benefits which include:Your company getting to work with industry experts to help hone your company's products or services Participating in the 2020 OCP Innovation Challenge Demo Day in San...

With involvement from World Wildlife Fund and The Yield Lab Institute, The Manure Challenge is exploring how technology can help us find an expedited pathway to making better use of manure.@f3techMD #agritech #manure @world_wildlife @theyieldlab #manurechallenge Source: Make Manure Great Again: New Tech Challenge Aims to Put Animal Waste to Work...

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Alexandria LaunchLabs®  will be awarding a cash and membership prize to one incredible startup. Located at the Alexandria Center® for AgTech in the heart of Research Triangle, North Carolina’s dense agtech cluster, LaunchLabs offers early-stage companies a world-class home with state-of-the-art amenities and company-building support. Sectors of interest include crop enhancement...

Food companies and farmers must adapt and adopt to purpose-driven purchasers.A two-headed consumer strolls around today’s grocery stores, confusing producers and retailers. One day a consumer searches out food products that are local, organic and welfare-friendly. The next week, that very same consumer chooses food items that are cheap, affordable...

Kevin McClarren, of Choptank Oyster Company, is interviewed by Maryland Public Television's "Maryland Farm & Harvest" for an episode, which featured Eastern Shore farms in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Somerset counties. The episode will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. It will be rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m....