Farming

12:14pm

Thu April 3, 2014
The Salt

Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 5:39 pm

Farmers participate in a CGIAR climate training workshop on how to interpret seasonal rainfall forecasts in Kaffrine, Senegal.
Courtesy of J. Hansen/CGIAR Climate

The planet's top experts on global warming released their latest predictions this week for how rising temperatures will change our lives, and in particular, what they mean for the production of food.

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6:00am

Mon March 24, 2014
Agriculture

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

A remote-controlled quadcopter hovers over a Bloomington, Ill., parking lot, where Colby offered test flights of new unmanned vehicle models.
Credit Peter Gray / Harvest Public Media

6:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
Agriculture

Farmers Bid Farewell To Big Expense Tax Write-Offs

Congress may not fully reinstate the half-million dollar expense provision that expired last year, says Roger McEowen, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.
Credit Gerry Slabaugh / Flickr

7:00am

Fri February 21, 2014
Agriculture

As American Farmer Gets Grayer, Young People Forced To Wait

Eric Brockmann and his family moved back to his hometown of West Point, Neb. to pursue his passion for farming.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media

The average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.

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9:19am

Thu February 20, 2014
Agriculture

Chipotle Calls Out Conventional Agriculture In ‘Farmed And Dangerous’

Chipotle is banking on consumers eating up their unconventional advertising in "Farmed and Dangerous."
Chipotle FarmedAndDangerous.com

The latest salvo in the PR battle between the anti-conventional farming crowd and "Big Ag" doesn’t come on the floor of a state legislature and it doesn’t feature adorable farm families or zombies eating corn.

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