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Even as population growth slows in the United States and other developed nations, higher birth rates in emerging markets mean the world will require a 70% increase in food production by 2050
It feels particularly misleading when excessive earnestness is a cover for fatally unimaginative, formulaic food. Transparency about sourcing and insisting on food raised to ethical standards is laudable: every chef and restaurant owner and shopper outside Brooklyn and Berkeley should think about it. But purity and moral superiority are not excuses for not knowing how to cook.
Oregon farmers contesting a county's ban on GMOs were in court Wednesday to argue that the ordinance is prohibited by the state's "right to farm" law.
The study estimates that demand in agriculture and life science-related fields will be strongest for plant scientists, water-resource scientists and engineers, farm animal veterinarians, and precision ag and pest control specialists, among other positions.
The startup is among a growing number of companies in North America designing new products and systems specifically for the cultivation of cannabis, a finicky crop that needs a precise balance of light, moisture and water to thrive
The drivers are really fairly simple. It's productivity and profitability. On the productivity side, we're expecting the global population to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. And in order to feed that population we're going to have to increase agricultural productivity by roughly 25 percent before 2050
The farm bureau is also seeking changes in the capitalization rate portion of the tax formula, said Leah Curtis, director of agricultural law for the Ohio Farm Bureau. The recommendations challenge some assumptions currently in the formula, including the idea that farmland becomes more valuable as its mortgage is paid down and a second assumption that farmland is held for only five years.
A letter sent to senators said the amendment proposed by Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., â€śwould most likely killâ€ť the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
A water quality effort and the Farm Science Review at The Ohio State University received a $1 million boost from Beckâ€™s Hybrids, to be contributed over the next five years in monetary and in-kind support.
New laws meant to stop farm runoff from feeding Lake Erie toxic algae are a start in getting rid of the green slime, a farming official said.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is asking its meat and egg suppliers to curb their use of antibiotics and offer animals more humane living conditions, inching into a tricky supply issue as Americans press for higher standards for what they eat.
Since December 2014, the USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (or migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks.
The Senate Ag Committee on Thursday passed legislation to authorize USDA's Grain Inspection Service to establish marketing standards and conduct inspection and weighing for a variety of grains and oilseeds.