Conventional ag wages losing war on organics Posted Jan. 15th, 2015 by Kevin Hursh Conventional agriculture is fighting back in the public relations battle against the disciples of organic and non-genetically modified agriculture. Unfortunately, it is likely too little, too late. Rob Saik, founder of the Agri-Trend Group of Companies, is spearheading an effort to … Continue reading Conventional ag wages losing war on organics – The Western Producer
HOME / BUSINESS / Where Have All the (Young) Farmers Gone? Katey Troutman MORE ARTICLES January 15, 2015 Source: Thinkstock The average age of the American farmers is now 58. This is hardly news anymore; reporters and activists have been declaiming the advancing age of American farmers for years now, alongside similar statistics regarding the … Continue reading Where Have All the (Young) Farmers Gone?
My Dream for All Farmers Posted: 01/15/2015 3:59 pm EST Updated: 18 minutes ago I know farmers in Brooklyn who raise bees on rooftops and kale in former junkyards. I've spoken at hippie organic-farming conferences in California at which I've met organic farmers, used to being considered outsiders, who are passionate about what they … Continue reading My Dream for All Farmers | Maria Rodale
Home » News » Livestock » Focus on breeding research and many farm activities at Green week 2015 Focus on breeding research and many farm activities at Green week 2015 The aim of this year's BMEL special show is to present innovative projects from the fields of breeding and breeding research. Sustainable and resource-conserving production … Continue reading Agri.EU | Focus on breeding research and many farm activities at Green week 2015 – Livestock – Agri.eu
Sacred soil Jan 16, 2015 - Francis Gonsalves Francis Gonsalves My January 1 article Light up 2015 — heralding UN’s International Year of Light — dovetails with this one since 2015 is UN’s International Year of Soils, too. Launching this landmark, José Graziano da Silva, director-general of UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said, “The multiple … Continue reading Sacred soil | The Asian Age
By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil's organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world's population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that … Continue reading Could carbon farming save our soils?