Many industries were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and agriculture was no exception. However, the pandemic might have developed newfound trust in the industry.
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Roots of the Past, Tracing Sustainability back to its Source when Moving Forward
This article was published with the permission of CIBO Technologies Sustainability. We have heard the repetition of this term repeatedly; in the classroom, the news, and seminars. Sustainability “helps us balance the goals of environmental, economic, and societal opportunities for present and future generations while maintaining—and even enhancing—the quality of the farmland.” The importance ofContinue reading “Roots of the Past, Tracing Sustainability back to its Source when Moving Forward”
New bill would grant Black Farmers up to 160 acres a person
On Nov. 30, 2020, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020. He says this bill will address the history of discrimination towards Black farmers and prevent future discrimination. If enacted, the bill would transfer 32 million acres to black farmers within 20 years, with each eligible Black farmerContinue reading “New bill would grant Black Farmers up to 160 acres a person”
Seed Saving: an overlooked art in agriculture
Seed saving is the practice of preserving seed varieties from grain, vegetables, herbs, and flowers to protect plant diversity in a gardening or agricultural setting. The trend of seed saving has been around for years, but it has recently been rejuvenated among small vegetable growers and plant breeders. Preserving the genetic diversity among varieties hasContinue reading “Seed Saving: an overlooked art in agriculture”
World Soil Day 2020: What is the buzz about dirt?
Happy World Soil Day! What makes dirt so important for farmers and the environment?
Positive outlook for animal agriculture amid COVID-19 pandemic
Despite experiencing a time of uncertainty, new trends developed a positive outlook for animal agriculture.
Off to Market!
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Honoring the farmers who chose to serve twice
Even though every day should be Veteran’s Day, we set today aside to honor our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who retired from serving their country just to return to the fields and continue serving their community.
New Bill in the Senate Introduces Major Changes in the Animal Industry
Joe Maxwell and Ricardo Salvador share their thoughts on a piece of legislation in the Senate that would directly impact animal agriculture if passed.
New Netflix Film Offers Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture
A considerable part about striving for sustainability in agriculture may involve having conversations we do not necessarily want. We like to do things the way we already do them. But what if there was a way to improve yields, wealth, and the environment? A couple of weeks ago, I listened to the Ag News DailyContinue reading “New Netflix Film Offers Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture”