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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Resilient agriculture: ‘Climate change is the biggest global threat’ - The Express Tribune

Resilient agriculture: ‘Climate change is the biggest global threat’ - The Express Tribune: “Climate change will force extreme poverty on 100 million people across the world by 2030,” UAF Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan said on Friday. He was addressing the concluding session of a five-day workshop titled Climate Change Resilient Agriculture Systems.

Agriculture big in tiny county - AgriNews

Agriculture big in tiny county - AgriNews: Edwards County may be Illinois’ fourth-smallest county, but its way of farm life is big.
The Edwards County Farm Bureau received the Illinois Farm Bureau President’s Award nine times in the past 13 years.

While the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture noted only 213 farms with harvested cropland totaling 76,365 acres countywide, it hosts three implement dealers — all in the same town, no less.

Wheat is higher too.... | Corn | Agriculture

Wheat is higher too.... | Corn | Agriculture: On Friday, the CME Group's soybean market closed above $9.00.
At the close, the March corn futures settled 4 1/2 cents higher at $3.81 1/2. January soybean futures settled 8 1/2 cents higher at $9.06.�

Climate Change Likel... | Crops News | Agriculture

Climate Change Likel... | Crops News | Agriculture: One out of nine people in the world endures chronic hunger now, and climate change could put as many as 175 million additional people at risk of undernourishment by 2080, says a U.S. paper released Wednesday in Paris. “Climate change is projected to result in more frequent disruption of food production in many regions and in increased overall food prices” with food supplies for poor people and the tropics at greatest risk, says the assessment organized by the United States and written by 30 experts in four countries.

Nick Sandow, of ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ at Home - The New York Times

Nick Sandow, of ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ at Home - The New York Times: The free-standing soaking tub is the scene-stealer in the 19th-century townhouse in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, that belongs to the actor and director Nick Sandow. Set in front of a window wall overlooking the neighbors’ backyards, the tub is the focal point of a sight line running from the second-floor living room at the front of the house, through the stair landing, to the master bedroom and the open bathroom.

Land Sale of the Week: $17,300/a in Northwest Iowa - News | Agweb.com


Land Sale of the Week: $17,300/a in Northwest Iowa - News | Agweb.com: Here's another strong sale from that strong northwest Iowa area. This auction occurred Nov. 13 and involved a 160-acre farm located two miles south of Hospers in Sioux County. The farm had 154 tillable acres and a six-acre farmstead.

Big selling factor: CSR2 99.15! Considering that 100 is perfect, this is a WOW! The county-average cropland CSR2 is 85.5.

Hints of Hope in Holiday Markets? | Agweb.com

Hints of Hope in Holiday Markets? | Agweb.com: “I think we’ve got lots of volatility ahead of us until the January stocks report,” said Gulke, speaking on Farm Journal Radio’s Weekend Market Report. But he also sees some bright spots amidst the ups and downs of the holiday markets, like recent weekly key reversals in corn and soybeans that resulted in important gains.

3 Top Takeaways for a Changing Farming Landscape - Corn - News | Agweb.com

3 Top Takeaways for a Changing Farming Landscape - Corn - News | Agweb.com: “I think it’s an incredibly interesting time,” says Mary Shelman, agribusiness program director at Harvard Business School, in an interview with “AgriTalk” radio host Mike Adams.

Crop Insurance Restored through Highway Bill | Agweb.com

Crop Insurance Restored through Highway Bill | Agweb.com: Known as the FAST Act, the five-year, $305 billion transportation bill was approved 83-16 by the Senate and 359-65 by the House. It now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature.