Monthly Archives: May 2020

Less Demand For Beef Puts VA Cattle Farmers At Stake

I was intrigued by a piece written by two Virginia Tech faculty members in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics regarding the domestic food supply chain’s resiliency amid the outbreak of COVID-19. This article reminded me of the impressive consolidation, mechanization, and integration of the Nation’s agriculture sector. Large producers of virtually every crop…

MITRE Program to Fund Four Virginia Tech Research Projects

MITRE works across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. Headquartered in McLean, VA and Bedford, MA, MITRE manages seven federally funded research and development centers. MITRE strives to augment internal staff capabilities with academia’s creative ideas and resources to deliver innovative solutions to…