More Yield, Same Fields: Brazilian Beans

In Brazil, soybeans are big business. Supplying 40% of global demand, Brazil is key to this crucial crop’s production. Brazil is also home to one of the most important ecosystems in the world: the Amazon rainforest. See where things are going here? So did some...
“Under the Canopy!”: the Asian Copperleaf

“Under the Canopy!”: the Asian Copperleaf

There’s a new weed in town, and Iowa farmers aren’t feeling cool about it in the least bit. Hello, Asian copperleaf. A nasty plant from the spurge family (but without the milky sap), it can grow as high as 2-3 feet, but normally stays under 18 inches (in Iowa at...
Cattlemen’s Beef with Google

Cattlemen’s Beef with Google

Google’s planned sustainability search has cowboys calling foul for false information. Google is hoping to help users choose sustainable options by showcasing eco-friendly markers in online search results and adding new information panels. Hunting through Google...
AgriWebb Captures $6.7M

AgriWebb Captures $6.7M

“Home, home on the range. Where an app tracks cattle gains and the best places to graze…” Australian startup AgriWebb, which has built a livestock management platform for ranchers and farmers, just nabbed another $6.7M in its Series B funding round....
Rail Union Negotiations Back Off Track

Rail Union Negotiations Back Off Track

All aboard the strike express! And then back off it. And then… back on? We choo-choo-choose no: A few weeks ago, a strike by railroad workers seemed imminent—until a tentative agreement was reached in the 11th hour (technically, the 21st hour—after a 20-hour...
The High Court’s Hog Debate

The High Court’s Hog Debate

Bacon took center stage at the Marble Palace (aka, the Supreme Court) Tuesday, and the jabs on both sides of the aisle were sizzling. Oral arguments were heard in National Pork Producers v. Ross, with debate over California’s controversial Prop 12 hitting both moral...