Teen Creates Nation’s First Wearable App to Prevent Farm Worker Deaths from Heat Illness (PRNewsfoto/Latina Legacy Foundation)

Teen Creates Farm Safety App to Reduce Heat Illness and Deaths Among Farm Workers

Community / Press Releases / Technology

SHAFTER, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 — Fighting to reduce the high numbers of heat illness and deaths among farm workers in her beloved Central Valley, a concerned California teen has created an app to connect farmers, contractors and farm workers through Apple watches that provides instant health data and critical heat alerts. Now, she seeks funding to bring the app to the fields via a “Start Some Good” crowdsourced campaign. To help, donate now at https://startsomegood.com/CalorApp to bring the summer 2018 pilot to ... read more

USDA and Country’s Largest Catfish Farming Company Raise the Bar on Consumer Safety

Business / Livestock / Press Releases

ITTA BENA, Miss. (Nov. 14) – Catfish is joining the ranks of meat, poultry and processed egg products. Heartland Catfish Company strongly supports the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (USDA FSIS) move to oversee inspections of catfish and similar fish products, said Danny Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Catfish Company. “We’re strong believers in the power of the inspection program to level the playing field between our highly-regulated and inspected domestic ... read more

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Interview: Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, and Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator for Technology Transfer

Interview / R&D / Technology

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young has served as administrator of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency, since February 2014. Previously, Jacobs-Young had served as ARS Associate Administrator for National Programs, where she led the Office of National Programs, which manages the research objectives of the agency, and the Office of International Research Programs, which is responsible for ARS’ liaison with its international partners. Prior to moving into her ... read more