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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...
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which...
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...
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...
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....
Restoration, Recommendations for Flood-damaged Bottomlands
Although the 2012 drought in the Midwest may have dimmed the memories for some of the 2011 Ohio and Mississippi River flood, engineers,...
Making Sustainability Policies Sustainable
Sweeping environmental policies come with hidden challenges – not only striving to achieve sustainability and benefit the environment...
Pricing Policies for Efficient Water Management
Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale....
Sustainable Land-use Concept for South America
In the world of agriculture, climate protection and intensive farming are generally assumed to be a contradiction in terms. At Technische...
The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate, RIN Values
The RFS2 biofuel mandates include four biofuel classifications, defined by the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions credited for...
Global Water Crisis, an Urgent Security Issue
GLOBAL - The world today confronts a water crisis with critical implications for peace, political stability and economic development,...
Scientists Say Brazil's Congress Has Proposed Laws Risking Environment
Scientists convening at the largest-ever meeting of tropical biologists congratulated Brazil for its global leadership on environment...
Effects of US Immigration Policy on Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labor. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible...
Health Threats Even as Hunger Declines in EU, Central Asia
By 2030 undernourishment will be only a minor problem in Europe and Central Asia, but obesity and diet-related illnesses like heart...
 
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