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May 05, 2014

As agriculture copes with water scarcity, many companies don’t

As more and more corporate boards discuss the impact of social and environmental issues on their profitability and growth, water risk will emerge as....More
May 01, 2014

Diminishing world water supply leading to major conflict?

Considering the need to quickly address global water shortages, sanitation before major strife....More
Apr 28, 2014

Wolves of Wall Street: poised to gobble up U.S. farmland?

Domestic farmland is "a huge and largely untapped asset class,” a report notes, and “frequently [investors] enter the market with so much capital....More
Apr 24, 2014

Warning: This column contains sensible information about GMOs

Environmentalists beware, reading this may cause bouts of rational thinking....More
Apr 21, 2014

Pioneering plant breeder aiming to double world corn production

Today’s GMO corn varieties average 150 bushels or so from 35,000 plants per acre. A Forbes magazine article outlines how Iowa seed mogul Harry Stine....More
Apr 18, 2014

Can U.S. Congress put a stop to state labeling initiatives?

A new bill has been introduced that will set federal standards for GMO labeling....More
Apr 16, 2014

A change in global warming perspective?

Could action on climate change do more harm than good?....More
Apr 14, 2014

Fun on the farm: It’s easier to bury tradition than a child

Once every 3.5 days — that’s the dismaying statistic of how often a child in the U.S. dies from injuries on the farm. And the most common element in....More
Apr 11, 2014

Anti-pesticide looneys and conspiracy theorists

We hear a lot of negative things about pesticides, but we really don't want to be without them....More
Apr 07, 2014

Climate change: For two centuries a lot of debate, not much action

“The science community has been thinking about climate change due to increased carbon dioxide levels as far back as 1827,” says Richard Carson,....More
Mar 31, 2014

Abundance of oil and gas: A damper on biofuels?

In a country that still is mostly petroleum-dependent, the newfound abundance of oil and gas and the government’s potential reneging on the RFS....More
Mar 27, 2014

World celebrates family farms in 2014

Declaring 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming was a great idea, but missing an important factor....More
Mar 25, 2014

Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

New statue in U.S. Capitol honors Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution. Borlaug's experiences in the Depression probably had a profound....More
Mar 25, 2014

U.S. crop subsidies a fraction of what some countries pay

Think the United States pays out big ag subsidies? Take a look at these countries....More
Mar 24, 2014

‘Phenomenal’ yields and quality are bright spots in Mid-South cotton picture

“A really bright spot” in Mid-South cotton production “is the significant increase in pounds-per-acre productivity over the last eight to 10 years,....More
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