Below is our archive of news articles.
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."
David Songstad will be the new President-Elect for CAST beginning in October, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
CAST’s new EVP, Linda M. Chimenti, writes about change, transition, and an organization that is looking forward.
John Bonner retires assured that CAST's vibrant future is strengthened by its storied past.
The CAST Board of Directors appoints Linda Chimenti as the new EVP. John Bonner will leave after many successful years at CAST.
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 .
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.
The annual World Food Prize Forum gives agriculturalists from around the world a chance to share ideas and work on food production problems.
Dr. Carl Winter receives the prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award at a recent CropLife America Meeting.
A new video and a new Spanish translation of a recent CAST Commentary examines the connections between animal health and food safety.
Three respected authors—Wallace Huffman, George Norton, and Luther Tweeten—receive praise for their work on an important CAST Issue Paper.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lowell T. Midla was chosen as the President-Elect for 2012-2013 and will officially assume leadership responsibilities in November at the conclusion of CAST's Fall Board Meeting. In 2013-2014, he will become the 41st President of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. News release available at this link.
The 2012 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Goes to Dr. Carl Winter, a respected academic, a productive researcher, and a well-known "Great Communicator" for agriculture.
The new CAST Commentary, The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes, looks at the pressures to change livestock rearing methods, evidence to support the direct public health impact on human illness days, and food safety and inspection service regulations.
After seven and a half years of dynamic, energetic leadership, Dr. John Bonner, EVP/CEO of CAST, will retire effective January 31, 2013, and the organization is starting a search for his replacement. A position description and application information will be available on this site in the near future.
CAST's newest publication, Assessing the Health of Streams in Agricultural Landscapes: The Impacts of Land Management Change on Water Quality, focuses on several major factors that deal with farm management practices and stream water quality.
A Well-respected CAST Issue Paper Examines the Balance between Conservation Tillage and Herbicide-resistant Weed Management.