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What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Agriculture?
The Agriculture Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on February 7, 2014 said Roman Keeney, Associate Professor at Purdue University....
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which was held on 9 January 2014 at the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland....
New Two-Stage Drainage Ditch Reduces Costs, Boosts Water Quality
Drainage ditches are often a must for growing crops. They help carry excess water from fields. Now, there’s a new, better way to dig a drainage ditch on a farm, thanks to scientists at The Ohio State University. ...
Balancing Food Security, Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Economic Growth Necessary But Not Sufficient to Reduce Hunger, Malnutrition
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 presents new estimates of undernourishment based on a revised and improved methodology. ...
No-Win Situation for Agricultural Expansion in the Amazon
The large-scale expansion of agriculture in the Amazon through deforestation will be a no-win scenario, according to a new study....

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