Below is our archive of news articles.

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. 

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.