The Modern Greenhouse


Having the crop grown 100 meters from where they’re being packaged and placed on the pallets eliminates a lot of lag time. This one-stop shopping allows a fresher product with very uniform traits to be sent out to the consumer.

USDA Climate Hubs Website Launches

Technology / Uncategorized

On the heels of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement on Oct. 22, 2014, that the USDA would provide funding to extend broadband infrastructure in rural areas came news of the launch of the USDA Climate Hubs website. The USDA Climate ... read more

Water Well Maintenance Important to Water Quality

Press Releases / Technology

A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance ... read more



U.S. agriculture in the 21st century bears an uncanny resemblance to the nation’s high-tech military. Both use precision guidance, increasingly network-centric operations, GPS navigation and location, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), self-driven vehicles, and a C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) system ... read more

Smith-Lever Act: Empowering Rural America


Knowledge is power, and suffice it to say, the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 empowered rural America with the tools and techniques to launch the agricultural machine that drives the nation’s heartland communities. Part tradition, part necessity, farming had long held ... read more

VRPETERS App Calls for Help After Tractor Rollover


Tractor rollovers are the single deadliest type of farm accident in the United States. Latest figures from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said there are approximately 250 tractor rollover fatalities each year. A research team at ... read more