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Agriculture Needs Infusion of Young Farmers

Winding down a successful career and making time for hobbies, community and family are what most young people think of when imagining life at 60. That’s not the reality for most of America’s farmers and ranchers, though. Many farmers...
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Drought Cost Texas Nearly $8 Billion in Agriculture Losses

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service now estimates crop and livestock losses at $7.62 billion for 2011. The extension service’s preliminary estimate of $5.2 billion in August already topped the previous record of $4.1 billion in 2006. Extension...
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Scientific Input to Seed Agriculture

China vowed to renew its efforts to improve agriculture through science and technology as part of a major effort to boost the country’s agricultural production and increase farmers’ incomes, a central policy document said. Developing...
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DA Sees Agriculture-Sector Growth at 4%-5% in 2012

Despite lower than expected growth in 2011, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is confident that it will be able to achieve a full-year growth of between 4 percent and 5 percent this year. In 2011 the farm sector was only able to post a growth...
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US Agriculture Report

Mar Wheat finished + 0.0925 at 619.75, and 0.0175 off the high and + 0.0625 from the low. Mar Wheat closed sharply higher on the session and back up near the early highs as the market recovered from the mid-session set-back. Strength in the...
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Climate Change Threatens Rice Production

Once-in-a-lifetime floods in the Philippines, India’s delayed monsoon, and extensive drought in Australia are taking their toll on this year’s rice crops, demonstrating the vulnerability of rice to extreme weather. Rice Today’s October-December...

Harvest And Save Water To Increase Crop Yields, Say Researchers

On-farm water management could increase global crop production by about one fifth, a modelling study by German and Swedish researchers indicates. However, even intensive water management on present cropland will not be sufficient to accommodate...
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