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Category Archives: Department of Agriculture

Success Stories: George Lee, USDA Innovation Challenge

MEET: George Lee, chief technology officer and co-founder of livestock grazing management software company PastureMap, San Mateo, California THE CHALLENGE: The USDA Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Launched in July 2015, this challenge sought the … Continue reading

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Challenge Winners Look to Root Out Contamination at Food Processing Plants

Some prize competitions seek to solve problems to benefit the public; others may spur industry through the creation of new businesses. And some do both. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) I-FAST competition sought to bring fundamental academic research to … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now?

James McBride has written numerous rap songs, but it was his lyrics on hitting the fruit and vegetable stand that won him a cash prize from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). McBride, also known as Mr. Deep Positivity, won … Continue reading

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