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New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

👤From the United States Geological Survey 🕔Nov 14, 2017

A new map was released today detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is

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Land Tug-O-War: Pasture Values Increase, Cropland Declines – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers, Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Nov 23, 2015

Landowners may be paying a price for pursuing the golden temptress of commodities. Where the allure of $8-a-bushel corn led to tilled-up pastures and torn-down fences, remorse seems to be setting in. “In our part of the country, a lot

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Kansas: Cropland Conversion Could Be Troublesome for Conservation

Kansas: Cropland Conversion Could Be Troublesome for Conservation

👤By Jennifer Williams, Kansas Forest Service 🕔Oct 2, 2015

Federal agricultural and energy policies introduced as part of the biofuels boom of the late 2000s may have had adverse effects on conservation, according to a recent study from the University of Wisconsin. The research paper, “Cropland Expansion Outpaces Agriculture

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