Below is our archive of news articles.

August 28, 2017

As August comes to a close, CAST recognizes the importance of the many contributions made by its members. 

June 27, 2017

Dr. Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, will receive the 2017 World Food Prize. The respected agricultural expert won the 2010 Borlaug CAST Communication Award.

June 23, 2017

The CAST Commentary--Why Does Bee Health Matter? The Science Surrounding Honey Bee Health Concerns and What We Can Do About It--stirred interest on Capitol Hill and in the media.

June 19, 2017

At three June 19th presentations in the nation’s capital, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology released a commentary titled Why Does Bee Health Matter? The Science Surrounding Honey Bee Health Concerns and What We Can Do About It.

April 27, 2017

Jayson Lusk--prolific writer, influential speaker, and dedicated proponent of agricultural science--is announced as the 2017 Borlaug CAST Communication Award winner.

April 5, 2017

CAST's newest publication in the Ag Innovation Series--Crop Protection Contributions toward Agricultural Productivity--is now available. Check here also for a video of the rollout event.


March 29, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, CAST released the first paper in its Ag Innovation Series--Plant Breeding and Genetics--during three presentations in Washington, D.C. A free download is available on this website--as well as a link to the video of the presentation slideshow.

December 8, 2016

This new CAST report and literature review looks at the impact of asynchronous approvals for biotech crops on trade and innovation.

October 12, 2016

Dr. Folta’s presentation at the World Food Prize Side Event focused on building trust with consumers.   


July 29, 2016

A new link accessible on this CAST homepage offers a smooth way to suggest ideas for CAST publications.

June 13, 2016

This influential CAST Issue Paper considers the pros and cons of food labels. It was released in English in October 2015 and is now available in Spanish. Both versions are available as free downloads from this website.  

June 13, 2016

Dr. Reichert, researcher and professor at Mississippi State University, has been active with CAST committees and leadership roles.

April 25, 2016

Kevin Folta of the University of Florida is selected as the 2016 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient

March 4, 2016

A New Book Examines Food Waste Reduction Opportunities for a More Sustainable System

February 26, 2016

Cohosted by the Environmental Law Institute, the CAST presentation focused on the new commentary titled A Life-cycle Approach to Low-invasion Potential Bioenergy Production.

November 4, 2015

World Food Prize President Kenneth Quinn recognizes the role CAST plays.

October 29, 2015

Dr. Wendy Wintersteen received the CAST President's Award during an event held at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

October 14, 2015

Dr. Prakash’s presentation at the World Food Prize side event  focused on science, social media, and education

October 7, 2015

A new CAST Issue Paper considers the pros and cons of process labeling for food.


September 18, 2015

CAST will host three rollout sessions of its new issue paper regarding the impact of labeling on October 5 in Washington, D.C., and on October 14 during the World Food Prize week, the organization will host a breakfast event to honor the latest recipient of the Borlaug CAST Communication Award.

July 21, 2015

Read David Songstad's article about CAST's importance in the world of agricultural communication.

July 1, 2015

Experts are writing the final drafts of several CAST publications, and more reports are in the pipeline.

June 19, 2015

CAST ag info is just a click away--from website downloads to social media to videos.

June 5, 2015

Kent Schescke returns to his Midwest roots and becomes new CAST EVP

April 20, 2015

An April 16 event featured a thought-provoking speech by Alison Van Eenennaam and the announcement of Dr. Channapatna Prakash as the 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award recipient.