Sustainable Agriculture

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  • Feb 17, 2016
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    Your next farmer

    Every farmer has a daughter, rhetorically speaking. And, if you’re lucky, many of those daughters will grow up to be farmers....More
  • Jan 29, 2016
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    Big-name players join FarmLink advisory board

    Just two weeks after releasing its benchmark report on missed crop revenue opportunities, data analytics company FarmLink announced the creation of its advisory board. Joining the board are some big name players. Those seated at the table:    •        Julie Borlaug, associate director, Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University...More
  • Jun 16, 2015
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    Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up?

    Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world’s largest retailer. In his farewell letter, Kaplan outlined some of the achievements Walmart made during that time. Among them: -Eliminated nearly 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas; -Collaborated with Target, one of its biggest competitors, to bring more sustainable personal care and beauty products to the shelf; and,...More
  • Dec 29, 2014
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    Reader Commentary: "No holds barred" in Future of Farming

    I’d like to thank a faithful reader from Missouri for setting me straight on an article we published in our December issue. On page 24, the headline reads “The Future of Farming: Industry leaders have a no-holes barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.” In a voicemail message, the reader says: ...More
  • Feb 20, 2014
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    Will 11 agricultural technologies feed the growing population?

    Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity is an important tool for targeting current and future investment decisions....More
  • May 30, 2013
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    Farming in Switzerland

    Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable. A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More

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