China is a Calculating Giant, assessing its options, positioning itself for continued dominance — particularly on the world food scene.
World food security. Climate change. Bioenergy. Oil prices. There are some weighty issues on agriculture’s table right now. Will we be up to the challenge — and to the responsibility? Last week, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization Conference met in Rome. High level diplomats from around the world debated the issues surrounding food […]
Hunger, poverty and insecurity are at the core of global instability, but a 2008 World Bank report identified agriculture as the primary driver to abate hunger and reduce poverty.
The battle to lift the ban on interstate shipments of state-inspected meat and poultry is almost over.
In the 1980s, the one-hit-wonder band Rockwell rocked the charts with the song, [I Always Feel Like] Somebody’s Watching Me. Turns out the band was right.
What you never read in the mainstream press.
What would happen in farms adopted PepsiCo’s strategy of “performance with purpose?”
“I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you’re on it.” — Johnny Depp I had a strange dream the other night, right before I woke up, which is probably the only reason why I remember it. I usually don’t dream, or if I do, I don’t remember them, nor hold stock […]
Guest Commentary By George Chambers BILLINGS, Mont. — My parents, wife and I are the fifth- and sixth-generation owners of 27 Cattle Co., in Carrollton, Ga. Our young son will hopefully become the seventh. This is not inevitable. Unless we restore the opportunity for profitability in our cattle industry, our son will likely choose a […]
I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many headlines about farming and food prices. “Food crisis,” declares a Washington Post editorial. “Why are global food prices soaring?” asks the online magazine Slate. And “Grains gone wild” is the title of Paul Krugman’s April 7 opinion piece in the New York Times. At the same time, […]