Tag Archives: #food production

Enough To Go Around

Global undernourishment shouldn’t exist.  Each day the world’s farmers and ranchers produce the equivalent of 2,868 calories per person on the planet – enough to surpass the World Food Programme’s recommended intake of 2,100 daily calories and enough to support … Continue reading

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Why Farmers Plant GMO Crops

Despite referendums around the country that are trying to restrict genetically engineered crops, a review of research on the crops’ impact to farming found the technology overwhelmingly positive. The analysis by PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the … Continue reading

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Who Buys The Farmer’s Crops?

We were talking about this topic earlier today, and thought you would enjoy knowing where some of the farmer’s crops end up. A large percentage of the dry crops like peas, lentils, garbanzos, and wheat are exported to other countries, … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

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Thought of the Week

“The reality is that no single agricultural technology or farming practice will provide sufficient food for the world in 2050.  Instead, we must advocate for and utilize a range of these technologies in order to maximize yields.” Mark Rosegrant, Lead … Continue reading

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Howard G. Buffett, Ag. Advocate

Howard G. Buffett found his way into farming through an unlikely route.  As a 5 year old boy, he loved playing in the dirt, and he planted his first stand of corn in his backyard in Omaha, Nebraska. Farming was … Continue reading

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What Farmers Grow My Food?

Here is an interesting exercise to do with your friends or kids at mealtime.  Take a good look at your food.  What kinds of farmers or ranchers grew the food you are eating?  For example, say you’re having a ham … Continue reading

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