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 […]

Drones: Possible Food Production Future – DTN Dec 2, 2015

🕔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 […]

Climate Change: USDA Reports on Global Food Security and U.S. System Dec 1, 2015

🕔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 […]

Food Democracy: What is it? 5 Perspectives Nov 13, 2015

🕔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 […]

Soybeans: China’s Problem with Consumer Demand for GMO Sep 18, 2015

🕔Sep 18, 2015
China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe — to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has left […]

Sesame Seeds: The Next Step in Global Food Production? Jun 17, 2015

🕔Jun 17, 2015
Many people think of sesame seeds as a topping on hamburger buns at profitable global fast-food chains. But in fact the crop has traditionally been unprofitable and difficult to harvest […]

Flint on Crops: Embracing New Ideas in the New Year Dec 29, 2014

🕔Dec 29, 2014
Truly successful farming operations are always the result of good planning, preparation and execution of a logical progression of practices that bring about positive changes that produce profitability and long […]

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