New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

🕔Nov 14, 2017A 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, 2017Political 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, 2017These 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, 2017The 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, 2017Margins 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, 2017Many 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, 2016In 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 […]

Drones: Possible Food Production Future – DTN

🕔Dec 2, 2015With 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 1, 2015As 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 […]

Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives

🕔Nov 13, 2015It 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 […]

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