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China poised as Calculating Giant

Thursday, June 19, 2008

China is a Calculating Giant, assessing its options, positioning itself for continued dominance — particularly on the world food scene.

Triggering a new Green Revolution

Thursday, June 12, 2008

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 […]

Can agriculture save humanity?

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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.

Farm bill OKs state-inspected meat

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The battle to lift the ban on interstate shipments of state-inspected meat and poultry is almost over.

Make animal welfare your business

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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 comes across the editor’s desk

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What you never read in the mainstream press.

Who will take the Pepsi challenge?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What would happen in farms adopted PepsiCo’s strategy of “performance with purpose?”

There is a season for everything

Thursday, April 24, 2008

“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 […]

Stop ‘captive supplies’ in farm bill

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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 […]

Food fight: Who’s to blame?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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, […]

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