Reconnecting The Farmer To The Food – Commentary Feb 4, 2020

🕔Feb 4, 2020
The adage that “the customer is always right” has never been truer than it is today, especially with regard to food and agriculture. We grew up in an era when […]

Ag Robotics – English University Offering Doctorates Feb 4, 2019

🕔Feb 4, 2019
The world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics is being established by the University of Lincoln, UK, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University […]

Feeding the World – The Fix isn’t Just About Food Production – Commentary Oct 24, 2018

🕔Oct 24, 2018
A book that we have recently read, No Small Hope: Towards the universal provision of basic goods by Kenneth Reinert, makes the argument that there is a minimal set of basic […]

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security Nov 14, 2017

🕔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 […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50% Sep 15, 2017

🕔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 […]

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future Jul 5, 2017

🕔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 […]

National Academies Launch Initiative for Ag Research May 10, 2017

🕔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 […]

Farm Business: Don’t Delay Making Use of Site-Specific and Real-Time Software May 8, 2017

🕔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 […]

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future Mar 13, 2017

🕔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 […]

Corn, Soy, Rice, Wheat: We Need 87% More Production by 2050 Mar 29, 2016

🕔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 […]

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