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Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers under 35 by 2033

US – As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm ...

Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
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Support for Flexibility of EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops

EU – Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically ...

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2,000 Hectares of Farm Soil Lost Daily to Salt Damage

GLOBAL – Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and ...

Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research
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Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research

US – The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, ...

Promising Outlook for Scottish Cereal Harvest
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Promising Outlook for Scottish Cereal Harvest

SCOTLAND, UK – Scotland’s 2014 cereal harvest is estimated to be the largest in 20 years, with favourable conditions expected ...

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Quarterly Earnings Down for Cargill

US – Cargill has reported earnings down sharply for the latest quarter but its animal nutrition group reported a moderate ...

Nitrogen Compounds Control Disease Resistance in Cereals
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Nitrogen Compounds Control Disease Resistance in Cereals

DENMARK – Nitrogen compounds play an important role in the plant’s fight against fungal diseases. Researchers are now seeking a ...

FAO Calls for 'Paradigm Shift' Towards Sustainable Agriculture
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FAO Calls for ‘Paradigm Shift’ Towards Sustainable Agriculture

GLOBAL – Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, said FAO Director-General José ...

National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
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National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on ‘Protecting What Matters’

US – ‘Safety Counts – Protecting What Matters’ is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which ...

FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
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FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security

INDIA – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how ...