Agriculture Tag

Farms are as American as apple pie. Thus, they have become one of American politicians' favorite businesses. Unsurprisingly, they get tax advantages unavailable to most other businesses. A well-advised farmer should be aware of these advantages, on top of their other governmental subsidies (which have...

How do you get your daily dose of protein? Do you partake in Meatless Mondays? Maybe you are exploring a more extreme diet change such as becoming a pescatarian or vegan? Food trends are making exploratory diets more accessible, but FoodTech innovation is also changing...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an important part of the food industry, from production to transportation to retail sales. The IoT is contributing to better use of resources and greater productivity in the industry as well as improved safety for food products. Simply...

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world,...

When people talk about GMOs (genetically modified organisms), they usually start from this viewpoint: GMOs are weird because they only exist when scientists take a piece of food and insert foreign genes into it. But what if scientists could just cut part of a food's...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling data-driven smart agriculture. The IoT is a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical and other objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a computer in the cloud for...

"To buyers and sellers alike, 'labels matter.'" That is the first sentence in a recent case from the California Supreme Court, Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., Case No. S216305 (December 3, 2015). In that case, labels mattered because the California Supreme Court held that...

Precision agricultural and the use of sensor technology and hi-tech systems in agriculture has resulted in large quantities of data regarding farm conditions, operations, and yields in the possession of agricultural technology providers. Agricultural technology providers or ATPs are constantly developing new software algorithms to...

Employers must comply with both Federal and state employment laws and regulations. Most companies face the challenge of keeping up to date with the ever changing landscape of employment laws and regulations which typically vary from state to state. While there are a host of...

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