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  • Interactive Center Brings Agriculture History, Innovation & Exploration to the Public

    The young and young at heart will be at home inside the IQhub, a 9500-square foot center for agriculture history, innovation and exploration. The facility features 23 museum-quality exhibits chronicling the changes in agriculture over roughly four-hundred years. Beginning with Squanto's interactions with the pilgrims and the contribution made when he taught them to plant seeds alongside fish for ...

  • Vardeman Farms: Generations Strong

    It’s tough to find a producer who isn’t passionate about their career. Lacy Vardeman is no exception. She and her husband, Dean, are second-generation farmers of Vardeman Farms which covers 7,000 acres across Lubbock, Hockley and Lynn counties. Their three children, Ty, Molly and Abby will be the third generation to take over the family business. “It’s a family ...


    By Advantage Co-op

  • USSEC Welcomes Three New Members in June

    On June 2, USSEC’s board of directors voted to add Fornazor International Inc., Freepoint Commodities, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture as its newest members. Fornazor International is a U.S. trading company 
and feed manufacturer that has been exporting
 commodities globally since 1979. Headquartered in Hillsdale, New Jersey, Fornazor International has developed ...

  • Harvester in the world

    “Harvester in the world”is the title of the precious volume that Capello sponsored and realized after more than four years of study and research. During the 37th National Agricultural Fair in Savigliano, the book was presented to the public in early 2018. ...


    By Capello Srl

  • Slow Food and FAO launch “Quinoa in the Kitchen”

    The Slow Food movement and FAO officially launched the book, “Quinoa in the Kitchen,” today to continue to promote awareness about the super-food’s potential as the International Year of Quinoa draws to a close. The book gives an overview of quinoa’s roots in the history and culture of the central Andean high plateau, geographically extending across the borders of Peru and ...

  • New book explores history, future of international agriculture

    For more than 100 years, scientists have made the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) a force for international change to improve agriculture. A new book, The International Dimension of the American Society of Agronomy: Past and Future, provides both a historical overview and a glimpse of the future of the world of agronomy. The contributions of science to agriculture over the last century are ...

  • Webinar will address advantages and limitations of LLCs in agriculture

    On Wednesday, August 16, at 12 noon (ET), the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium presents a free webinar, “Using LLCs in Agriculture: Beyond Liability Protection.” Since every state statutorily authorized the Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a business structure, the LLC has become a popular entity choice for farm businesses.  But while often touted as a silver bullet for ...

  • Leading-Edge innovators to present breakthrough ideas at bioneers annual conference

    Bioneers (www.bioneers.org), a nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet, will kick off its 21st annual conference in the Bay Area on October 15-17. Known as an incubator for breakthrough ideas, Bioneers spotlights compelling solutions to the planet's most challenging issues. Nearly 3,000 attendees will ...

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

    Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields collecting agriculture data. In Georgia, a group of state and federal officials - along with members of industry and academia - has been working since 2009 to develop a drone that can save a farmer's time and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Preventing rangeland erosion: Developing better management practices in Iran

    The rangelands of Iran have one of the world’s longest history of agriculture development, with a deep tradition of technological developments and knowledge of the soil that has produced centuries of fertile crops. Currently, however, new pressures to feed an increasing population of humans and livestock in the region has taken its toll on the land, as evidence now suggests that the soil is ...

  • EU, U.S. Face Feeding the World With Differing Ag Policies

    While the European Union and the United States are together feeding the world, their agriculture policies differ, the EU’s Agriculture Counsellor Giulio Melato told workshop attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. The European Union has 13.7 million farms, Melato said. About 70 percent of those are less than 10 acres and 92 percent are family farms. ...

  • USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products. The funding was made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA will begin accepting applications for 2015 export development program ...

  • USDA Issues Thorough Final EIS on Enlist™ Corn and Soybeans

    The release of the USDA’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on EnlistTM corn and soybeans today brings American farmers one step closer to obtaining a critical tool needed to manage resistant and hard-to-control weeds. The technology will help raise crop outputs to meet growing demand and provide a boost to the environment and economy. The only remaining action before ...


    By Dow AgroSciences LLC

  • USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season. California citrus exports are valued at $30 million annually. "Resuming trade before the start of the 2014 citrus shipping season is the result of a lot of effort by a number of USDA employees, who worked very closely with their foreign counterparts to resolve ...

  • Walmart unveils global sustainable agriculture goals

    Walmart today launched its new global commitment to sustainable agriculture that will help small and medium sized farmers expand their businesses, get more income for their products, and reduce the environmental impact of farming. The initiative also seeks to strengthen local economies while providing customers around the world with long-term access to affordable, high-quality, fresh food. "More ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Growing Markets Around the World For America`s Agricultural Productivity

    Agriculture Under Secretary Michael Scuse joined Tim Hamilton, Executive Director of Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast, as well as Dave Ramirez of Ohio-based Trophy Nut, to discuss the benefits of the Farm Bill to expand markets around the world and grow American agricultural exports. Secretary Vilsack has called on Congress to expedite passage of a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that ...

  • OPINION: thinking big by starting small

    It"s easy to feel overwhelmed by the fact that 1 billion people worldwide are going to bed hungry every night. And, in the United States, it is easy to look at sub-Saharan Africa - where the majority of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood but still do not get enough to eat - and want to just throw money at the problem. Or worse, to give up hope. But when one talks to farmers on the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Interview with small-scale farming advocate Raj Patel

    Raj Patel, a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley"s Center for African Studies and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy (also known as Food First), has worked for, and later rallied against, the World Bank and World Trade Organization. He is the author of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EuroTier 2018

    Digitisation is also increasingly gaining ground in agriculture in parallel with automation. One company at the leading edge of development in these fields and as rich in innovation as it is in tradition is Prüllage Systeme of Holdorf in Lower Saxony. The smart farming systems developed by Prüllage in recent years have already made history in the world of "Agriculture 4.0 . Farm ...


    By Prüllage Systeme GmbH

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