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Heart of Delta Hides Visionary Farmer

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An American farming story: When Mike Wagner spliced a vertical business approach with ultra-conservation, he created one of the most unique agriculture operations in the United States.

Youth Farm Labor: Do You Know the Rules?

Tags: Ohio(1), Agriculture(1), Ohio(1), Agriculture(1)
... It’s a great opportunity for a young person to learn more about agriculture, according to Chris Zoller, Extension educator with The Ohio State University. But that’s not all. [...

OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2017

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The Global Forum on Agriculture 2017 will be held in Paris, France on 3 May 2017 on the theme of food security in Southeast Asia.

Most Wisconsin Farmers Hit by Trade Dispute Have New Buyers

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Wisconsin agriculture officials say most Wisconsin farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute have new buyers.

Dairy MPP Participation Falls to All-Time Low

Tags: United States(1), Department of Agriculture(1), American Farm Bureau Federation(1), AFBF(1), Agriculture(1), United States(1), Department of Agriculture(1), American Farm Bureau Federation(1), AFBF(1), Agriculture(1)
An analysis of farmer participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Margin Protection Program shows farmer participation fell to an all-time low in 2017, according to analysis by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

Florida Agriculture Industry Can't Shake Citrus Fall, Land Loss

Tags: Florida(2), Agriculture(3), Florida(2), Agriculture(3)
Florida has fallen in agriculture production as the state continues to develop agriculture land for housing

Brianda Elzey awarded George Washington Carver Fellowship to further graduate studies

Tags: Washington(2), Agriculture(1), Washington(2), Agriculture(1)
Brianda Elzey, a graduate research assistant in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been awarded the George Washington Carver Doctoral Fellowship, which includes a 5-year stipend of $20,400.

Purdue Extension training program helps local schools connect with local farmers

Tags: Michigan(1), Department of Agriculture(1), Agriculture(2), Michigan(1), Department of Agriculture(1), Agriculture(2)
... Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program.

Purdue to host nearly 350 educators for 63rd annual NACTA Conference

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Innovations in education related to agriculture will be among hundreds of topics explored during the 63rd annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference June 28 - July 1, 2017, at Purdue University....

Purdue alumnus wins world’s foremost prize for food, agriculture

Tags: Africa(1), Agricultural(1), Agriculture(1), Africa(1), Agricultural(1), Agriculture(1)
Purdue University alumnus Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize laureate for his work as a reformer and leader of the agricultural sector in Africa.

New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges

Tags: Forestry(1), Agriculture(2), Forestry(1), Agriculture(2)
FAO has developed guidelines (Supplementary Guidelines for Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)) aiming to support developing countries in making sure agriculture is both included in national plans and made more adaptive and resilient.

Focus on agriculture is key to ensure that Belt and Road initiative promotes sustainable development

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Graziano da Silva made the remarks at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. The event, he said, provided a unique impetus for an international concerted effort to promote "a more balanced, equitable and inclusive development along the Belt and Road".

FAO reaches milestone in massive famine-prevention campaign in Somalia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals, protecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of families who rely on their livestock’s meat and milk for survival.

New guide to prevent child labour in conflicts and disasters

Tags: Food security(1), Agriculture(2), Food security(1), Agriculture(2)
A new guide by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urges child labour concerns be integrated in agriculture, food security and nutrition programs during crises and disasters, and was presented today to mark World Day Against Child Labour.

Hens, greenhouses and bees a key to restoring livelihoods in Iraq

Tags: Iraq(4), Mills(2), Agriculture(1), Iraq(4), Mills(2), Agriculture(1)
...2 million people food insecure, including those who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. More than 3 million Iraqis remain displaced, putting pressure on the stretched resources of host communities. Another 240 000 Syrian refugees live in Iraq, 97 percent of whom are staying in communities or camps in northern Iraq.

Sri Lanka’s food production hit by extreme drought followed by floods

Tags: United Nations(2), Food security(1), Drought(2), Agriculture(1), United Nations(2), Food security(1), Drought(2), Agriculture(1)
A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Agriculture ministers urged to address African rural youth unemployment

Tags: Africa(1), European Union(1), Agriculture(2), Africa(1), European Union(1), Agriculture(2)
Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at the Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome.

Water use innovations crucial to face climate change in Arab countries

Tags: Events(1), Climate change(2), Agriculture(1), Events(1), Climate change(2), Agriculture(1)
Arab states must continue to seek innovations to overcome water scarcity in the face of climate change, said UN Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva at an event co-hosted by the Arab League on the sidelines of FAO’s biennial Conference.

Canadian $50m for unique resilience programme

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Canadian support allows the United Nations’ food and agriculture agencies to embark on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate food needs and boost their resilience, while addressing the root causes of food insecurity.

Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay

Tags: Events(1), Agriculture(1), Events(1), Agriculture(1)
... That was the message of an event hosted by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme on the sidelines of FAO’s Conference.

Sustainable agriculture can mitigate climate change and involuntary migration

Tags: Events(1), Climate change(2), Agriculture(2), Events(1), Climate change(2), Agriculture(2)
Climate change poses a major risk for rural people in developing countries, often leading to distress-driven migration, and bolstering sustainable agriculture is an essential part of an effective policy response, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at an event with IOM Director-General William Swing.

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