On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public forum in Maryland to seek perspectives of stakeholders on their upcoming initiative called “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” FDA gathered all sectors of the food industry to gain insights on traceability and outbreak responses, smarter tools for prevention, retail modernization and food safety culture.

Jonathan Sarager

After carefully reviewing the flood of applications from start-up companies that are all developing technology to solve agriculture’s most critical issues, Western Growers and S2G Ventures have chosen five finalists to compete in the 2019 AgSharks® Competition on November 12.

The selected startups, who will face off and compete for $250,000 in investment capital and access to farmland to pilot their innovations, are as follows:

Hank Giclas

Western Growers is pleased to announce the official mobile app for the Western Growers Annual Meeting 2019 in Maui, Hawaii, is now live and available for download! This app was designed to make this year’s annual meeting experience as seamless as possible, allowing members to see who’s attending, review the agenda, and connect with peers.

To get started:

Chardae Heim

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