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8 reasons to pursue a career in agriculture

“Although my university days are long behind me, I’ve got college on my mind these days as my youngest sister, Kaley, graduated a semester early from high school and headed off this week to my alma mater, South Dakota State ...

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Will We Be Hungry In A Warming World? USDA Wants To Know

The agricultural livestock field will have to undergo systematic changes to cope with food security and sustainability problems in a climate-changed world, according to a new report commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences. By the year 2050, demand for ...

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Finding Farmland Using New Global Maps

Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on field size offers valuable insight into local economic conditions. Two new global maps, released today in the journal Global Change Biology, provide ...

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Sowing agriculture into the Internet of Things

When it comes to mobile technologies, the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has already pushed the envelope more than most agencies.  Several years ago, NASS rolled out iPads to its 3,500 field enumerators – staff who visit farms ...

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How Young Farmers Are Revolutionizing Agriculture

Young, college-educated farmers who care deeply about the environment and providing nutritious food are the new face of American agriculture The landscape of American farming is changing. For one, farmers are getting older. In 1982, the average American farmer was ...

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Biggest indoor farm is 100 times more productive than conventional agriculture

Following the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that plunged the whole country of Japan in turmoil, a local food shortage ensued.  An inspired entrepreneur, Shigeharu Shimamura, took an old semiconductor factory that was abandoned following the disaster and turned it into the ...

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Govt Steps Up Cotton Farmers’ Support

Zimbabwe Government has increased support to cotton farmers with the aim of improving yields and quality, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Minister Dr Joseph Made has said. “We have engaged Quton to distribute seed sufficient to support 350 000 households and ...

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Boko Haram has done their thing again

Boko Haram has taken control of several towns and villages in the north-east Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said ...

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Kenya: Busia Farmers Adopt Pawpaw Farming to Boost Food Security

  A group that came together to manage a community health centre is now making money from pawpaw farming. When residents of nine villages in Esikulu Sub location in Busia County chose representatives in the committee of their dispensary, focus ...

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Ghana’s economy is not in crisis – President Mahama

  SOURCE: Al Jazeera President John Dramani has rejected suggestions by economists and analysts that Ghana’s economy is in crisis. The country is battling with managing the economy; budget deficit, rising debts, public sector wage bill among others; but President Mahama ...

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