The last article in our ag tech series focuses on cellular agriculture. This interdisciplinary science interacts with commercial agriculture, biology and cell cultures to create meat-based products — and it’s on the verge of becoming commercially available.
A number of companies are emerging in the area of big data, offering various services such as data, the ability to buy inputs online, expanded crop marketing options and other information. But this comes at a time of great discussion and controversy regarding data; how it will be collected, privacy concerns, who owns the data and how it will be used?
One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.
Hundreds of farmers’ markets across the Northeast supply fresh, local farm products directly to consumers. In support of this important channel, we at Farm Credit East recently provided $500 grants to 20 Northeast farmers’ markets – for a total of $10,000 – to benefit the promotion and development of the markets.
We’re pleased to support our local farmers through grants to farmers’ ...