Below is our archive of news articles.

April 16, 2015

The 2015 BCCA recipient, Dr. Channapatna Prakash, is a respected plant geneticist and agriculture expert who uses research and communication skills to promote food production.

March 24, 2015

CAST and associates are developing the "Top 50 Food Questions" video series to answer key questions about food and food safety.

January 26, 2015

Young Agriculturalists Ride a Tide of Innovation and Technology: many students take advantage of research, articles, and information available through CAST’s education program.

November 24, 2014

New CAST Issue Paper about Pesticides Presented on Capitol Hill--Legislative Sessions and Panel Discussion

November 17, 2014

CAST's new Issue Paper provides a brief background about the use of pesticides and then a thorough look at why they have become popular and widely used.

November 7, 2014 years of successful service, CAST's EVP Linda Chimenti will retire from the organization in May of 2015. A search has begun for her successor.

October 16, 2014

Alison Van Eenennaam Receives 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award and Delivers Memorable Keynote Address  

July 16, 2014

CAST's new paper examines how to control nuisance aquatic plants that are threatening fresh water in the United States.

June 18, 2014

Dr. Mark Armfelt was chosen as the 2014-15 CAST President-Elect. He will assume his responsibilities in October of 2014.

May 1, 2014

CAST announces that the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award goes to Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, a specialist in the field of animal genomics and biotechnology at the University of California, Davis.

April 28, 2014

New CAST Issue Paper Looks at the Controversy Surrounding the GE Food Labeling Debate

March 28, 2014

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology would like to help you with your publications, websites, books, newsletters, and other printed forms of communication.

March 21, 2014

A statue of famed agriculturalist Norman Borlaug will be unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on March 25. Borlaug contributed to CAST from the beginning, and his legacy lives on.

February 6, 2014

Influential CAST publication now available as a video--Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050

November 15, 2013

Borlaug CAST Communication Award Winners Continue to Influence the World of Agriculture. 

October 16, 2013

Jeff Simmons received the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award and he joined a panel of experts to discuss food security issues.

September 9, 2013

Conversation Focuses on International Trade, Water Issues, and CAST Research


July 22, 2013

Check out this opportunity to join in the Meals from the Heartland event.

July 12, 2013

With ag issues in the headlines, Agriculture Chair Senator Stabenow received the CAST President's Award in Washington, D.C.

June 25, 2013

Three briefings in Washington, D.C., and lots of online buzz for CAST's new Issue Paper

June 24, 2013

After a research-based analysis and peer-reviewed process, the authors of this CAST Issue Paper make it clear: "The precautionary principle may well be the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new concept in environmental policy over the past quarter century. It may also be the most reckless, arbitrary, and ill-advised."

June 3, 2013

David Songstad will be the new President-Elect for CAST beginning in October, 2013.

May 8, 2013

During an event at the World Bank, Jeff Simmons was announced as the 2013 BCCA winner. This experienced agriculture leader uses his communication skills to promote solutions for food security around the world.



April 26, 2013

Readers want credible information, but many don't have time to read extended research papers. That's where the new Ag quickCAST comes in. Readers can download the free publications and get the latest CAST research information in a concise form.

March 22, 2013

The theme of the 2012 Annual Report is the expansion of CAST into the realms of publication translations and videos, as well as our ever-growing social media presence.