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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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Farm Bill: Wheat Growers Oppose Big Food Aid Changes – DTN

Farm Bill: Wheat Growers Oppose Big Food Aid Changes – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 25, 2017

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., late last week launched a campaign to make changes to U.S. food aid programs in the next farm bill, but wheat groups defended the current system of sending American commodities to needy

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FAO Report: Global Hunger is on the Rise Again

FAO Report: Global Hunger is on the Rise Again

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Background An update on Friday from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations indicated that, “After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11

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UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

👤From the University of Sussex 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per cent in imported goods, if the UK opts for a

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Aflatoxin: Researchers Use Transgenic Corn Plants to Prevent the Deadly Toxin

Aflatoxin: Researchers Use Transgenic Corn Plants to Prevent the Deadly Toxin

👤By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countries. The team’s

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Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Jan 26, 2017

Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen the role that U.S. farmers play in ensuring global food

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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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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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Rice: UN Makes Bid to Define Sustainability

Rice: UN Makes Bid to Define Sustainability

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 27, 2015

The world’s first standard for sustainable rice, which sets new and more efficient standards for rice cultivation, was launched today by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a global alliance of agricultural research institutions, agri-food businesses, public sector and civil society

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Flint on Crops: Other Crops May Be in Our Future

Flint on Crops: Other Crops May Be in Our Future

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Regional Agronomy Specialist 🕔Oct 26, 2015

An old saying among sailors is “any port in a storm”. Its meaning is apparent to anyone who has faced a crisis situation and some alternative has been presented. This may be the situation for some producers as they plan

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