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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • A long history but slow uptake of drought-tolerant crops

    In his opinion article, Drought-tolerance: a learning challenge for poor farmers, Travis Lybbert points to a growing interest in drought-tolerant (DT) crops in recent years, largely motivated by impending climate change. In fact, research and development ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • History sheds revealing light on crop sequencing

    Forty years of crop sequencing trials have recently been collated by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), giving Western Australian grain growers real insights into the rotational benefits of break crops. Representing more than 160 crop sequence experiments, the results were presented by DAFWA’s Mark Seymour at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) supported 2009 ...

  • Resilience, sustainability in agriculture

    Agriculture is going through a revolution, one that rivals the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the green revolution in the 20th century, according to Charles Francis, Editor of the recently published book, Organic Farming: The Ecological System.  Francis claims that these previous changes transformed industries based primarily on local resources and principally serving local ...

  • Grasslands: The future of sustainable agriculture

    Grassland: Quietness and Strength for a New American Agriculture was written to increase our awareness of the vital role grass and grassland plants have in ensuring a sustainable future for American agriculture. Published by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, the book's content is geared toward agriculturists, students, the ...

  • The Cloud and the Changing Face of Agriculture

    Enterprises, non-profits, and startups around the world are using the cloud to accelerate innovations that are changing the face of agriculture. In support of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes initiative, and in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review, Amazon Web ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Capacity building for agricultural education and research

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  05/05/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • Nourishing a budding sustainable agriculture movement

    With a record number of people undernourished last year – and that number only down about 10 percent this year – this year's World Food Day, to take place Saturday, carries with it a new sense of urgency. But in the conferences and events being held to commemorate the day, there will also likely be a sense of hope and opportunity. That hope is coming from the discovery of both ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Promotion of EU agricultural products outside the EU

    The European Commission has approved measures to provide information on, and to promote agricultural products in third countries. Member States submitted 20 programmes to the Commission to be examined. The 10 programmes that have been accepted are from France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Romania. The products covered are PGI and PDO, wine, fruit and vegetables, meat, spirits, ...

  • Rivulis Irrigation Featured on Israel Agricultural News Website

    (Israel – December 6, 2016) The following article was recently featured on the online news website, IsraelAgri. Rivulis Drip Tape/Lines, Software and More We interviewed Sharon Morag, Regional Sales Manager at Rivulis who is responsible for the following markets: former CIS countries and ...


    By Rivulis Irrigation

  • Advisory Committee On Biotechnology And 21st Century Agriculture To Meet

    On November 19, 2015, the USDA published Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) Meeting in the Federal Register. The meeting will review the purpose, history, operational process, and member responsibilities of the AC21; update committee members on relevant regulatory developments, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Experiment demonstrates 110 years of sustainable agriculture

    A plot of land on the campus of Auburn University shows that 110 years of sustainable farming practices can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods.  In 1896, Professor J.F. Duggar at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) started an experiment to test his theories that sustainable cotton production was possible on Alabama soils if ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Health and Safety Issues in Agriculture: Is there a Way Out?

    Agriculture forms the backbone of most economies and is a chief driver of economic growth. In 2013 the agricultural sector grew by a spectacular 16.4% and aided considerably in improving the country’s ...


    By Holloway Houston, Inc.

  • EPA region 10 strategic agricultural initiative

    The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of  06/01/2010 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis. If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click ...

  • Project launches to measure and manage GHG emissions for agriculture in Brazil

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the British Embassy are launching a two year partnership to measure corporate and farm-level emissions in Brazil. Agricultural emissions account for nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s emissions, with agricultural production on the rise. The project, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, will develop GHG Accounting ...

  • 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 ...

  • “Land Grabs” in Agriculture: Fairer deals needed to ensure opportunity for locals

    The trend of international land grabbing—when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export—can have serious environmental and social consequences, according to researchers at the Worldwatch Institute. Deals that focus solely on financial profit can leave rural populations more ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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