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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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USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated yield increases of 20 percent. A $45 million, five-year reinvestment

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Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

👤By Pete Vergot, University of Florida District Extension Director 🕔Jul 5, 2017

These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. 

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National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research

National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 10, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is launching Breakthroughs 2030, an innovative effort to determine the greatest scientific opportunities in the next decade within the fields of food and agriculture. Breakthroughs 2030 will respond to the numerous reports

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Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software

Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software

👤By Danny Klinefelter, DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔May 8, 2017

Margins are tight and additional spending is being very carefully scrutinized. But for those farmers who are profitable, I think delaying the implementation of real-time, site-specific business software is very short-sighted. To stay in business over the long haul, it’s

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Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new University of British Columbia (UBC) study published in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case. “Organic is often proposed a holy grail

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Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 29, 2016

In the race against world hunger, we’re running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 percent more of the four primary food crops – rice,

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Drones: Possible Food Production Future – DTN

Drones: Possible Food Production Future – DTN

👤By John Harrington, DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Dec 2, 2015

With recreational drones flying off the shelves, letters to Santa need to be mailed pronto. If estimates of nearly a million requests this season for the cool tech toy turn out to be accurate, the old boy stands to lose

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Climate Change: USDA Reports on Global Food Security and U.S. System

Climate Change: USDA Reports on Global Food Security and U.S. System

👤By Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary of USDA 🕔Dec 1, 2015

As world leaders gather in Paris this week to negotiate a new global climate agreement, it is important to recognize the contributions of farmers, ranchers and foresters in the United States towards achieving a more food secure world while adapting

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Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives

Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives

👤By F. Bailey Norwood, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Nov 13, 2015

It is a paradox of the modern world that while humans have unprecedented access to food–a fact to which our waistlines will testify–much of society simmers with discontents. Jimmy Kimmel recently quipped that some are more scared of gluten than

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