Below is our archive of news articles.

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. 

March 22, 2013

Food, Fuel, and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future---examining the important connections between the world's needs for food and fuel and the thoughtful use of nutrients.  Led by the task force chair, David Zilberman, the authors cite key research, make specific observations, and point out trends that will affect food production in the coming decades.

February 25, 2013

Hola! The new Spanish version of CAST Issue Paper #49 (49 SPA) is available online at the CAST website: Herbicide-resistant Weeds Threaten Soil Conservation Gains: Finding a Balance for Soil and Farm Sustainability

February 8, 2013

CAST’s new EVP, Linda M. Chimenti, writes about change, transition, and an organization that is looking forward.


February 1, 2013

John Bonner retires assured that CAST's vibrant future is strengthened by its storied past.


November 15, 2012

The CAST Board of Directors appoints Linda Chimenti as the new EVP. John Bonner will leave after many successful years at CAST.

October 23, 2012

Dr. Carl Winter knows that credible research information alone might not be enough. He believes scientists need to communicate the realities of food production to the public, and because of his skills at research, teaching, and communication, Winter won the 2012 Borlaug CAST Communication Award . 

October 22, 2012

Dr. Carl Winter wins the Borlaug CAST Communication Award and presents a speech/slides/sing-along to get his messages across about food nutrition and safety. Check here for some photos from the event.

October 12, 2012

The annual World Food Prize Forum gives agriculturalists from around the world a chance to share ideas and work on food production problems. 



September 26, 2012

Dr. Carl Winter receives the prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award at a recent CropLife America Meeting.       

September 5, 2012

A new video and a new Spanish translation of a recent CAST Commentary examines the connections between animal health and food safety.


September 4, 2012

Three respected authors—Wallace Huffman, George Norton, and Luther Tweeten—receive praise for their work on an important CAST Issue Paper.


August 6, 2012

A new publication examines a major agricultural challenge: how to double the global production of livestock products during the next few decades without increasing the environmental damage caused by livestock production and related activities.

August 5, 2012

The Task Force Reports, Issue Papers, and Special Publications are free, but the shipping charge is $20 per box, and distribution is by full boxes only. CAST is making room for newer titles in its inventory. Topics range from avian influenza to water quality, but the number of available copies varies, so order a specific title soon. See the attached document for inventory lists. To order, Contact Sally Gorenz at 515-292-2125 ext. 230 or email at