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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Experts all agree that there is no silver bullet to control weeds in the organic cultivation of soybeans. Farmers need to use a combination of measures to keep weeds at bay in the short and long term. Soybean vs WeedsWeed control is the main problem in organic agriculture including in soybeans. It is more difficult to control weeds in soybeans because of their compact foliage, which takes longer than grain crops to produce an interlocking canopy that shades inter-row area... Weeds come from seed banks present in the soil or are transported as contaminants of crop seeds into a farm...

    Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops

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    INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS FINANCING

    By Future Loans

    Published Nov 12, 2020 

    INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS FINANCINGFuture Loans (IOM) LIMITED has been in the business of International Project Financing business for more than decades, we are poised with the ability to evolve in these ever changing economic times has led to our success. This we achieved through international project financing. Most financial institution who started with us dropped on the way but we are still standing strong. Our proven track record is testament to that... With more than two decades of senior experience at some of the world’s top banks, our board gives us unparalleled expertise coupled with the strength derived from having many of the world’s top lenders and financial organizations as strategic partners...

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    So Good They Can't Ignore You: How to get attention as a young farmer

    By Beginning Farmers

    Updated Aug 7 

    For aspiring young farmers, often times the only thing standing in the way of them and their dreams of farming on their own is a chance. Starting a farm is tough. It’s tough if you are starting with help from your family and it’s even tougher to start from scratch on your own. Farming is a game of scale which means that your best chance of surviving and thriving is to accumulate a large enough land base to realize machinery, labor and overhead efficiencies... His secret? “I always kept the land really clean, whether it was ditchbanks or the dirt roads or just making sure all the fields were weed free...

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    Trade Finance Solutions

    By Future Loans

    Published Nov 13, 2020 

    Trade Finance and SolutionsTrade Finance solutions is the process of financing certain activities in international trade and commerce. It includes lending, factoring, letters of credit, insurance and export credit. Import and Export Companies, Financiers and Banks, Export Credit Agents and Insurers are the main participants in this form of financial service. How Does it Work?1... We arrange trade financing through our strategic partners and a network of individual, corporate, private and institutional lenders, including investment banks, merchant banks, private banks, trusts, and other lending institutions...

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    Precision Farming Solutions for Weeds in Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Sep 10, 2020 

    The weed control measures used in soybean production need to be overhauled. The development of resistance in weeds has made current technology and management increasingly expensive and comes accompanied with heavy yield losses. Precision management solutions can reduce chemical use in several ways. Current Weed Management in SoybeansSoybean is important for the global economy as it is used as a source for oil and protein (for people and livestock) and as biodiesel... Based on the information of weeds, their location, and intensity, farmers can plan ahead for weed management in the next soybean cycle, as weeds grow mainly from seed banks...

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  • Devon Banks

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    Rachel Smith United States, AR, Banks

    Interests: Cover Crops, Corn, Cotton, Canola

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  • Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Experts all agree that there is no silver bullet to control weeds in the organic cultivation of soybeans. Farmers need to use a combination of measures to keep weeds at bay in the short and long term. Soybean vs WeedsWeed control is the main problem in organic agriculture including in soybeans. It is more difficult to control weeds in soybeans because of their compact foliage, which takes longer than grain crops to produce an interlocking canopy that shades inter-row area... Weeds come from seed banks present in the soil or are transported as contaminants of crop seeds into a farm...

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    INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS FINANCING

    By Future Loans

    Published Nov 12, 2020 

    INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS FINANCINGFuture Loans (IOM) LIMITED has been in the business of International Project Financing business for more than decades, we are poised with the ability to evolve in these ever changing economic times has led to our success. This we achieved through international project financing. Most financial institution who started with us dropped on the way but we are still standing strong. Our proven track record is testament to that... With more than two decades of senior experience at some of the world’s top banks, our board gives us unparalleled expertise coupled with the strength derived from having many of the world’s top lenders and financial organizations as strategic partners...

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    So Good They Can't Ignore You: How to get attention as a young farmer

    By Beginning Farmers

    Updated Aug 7 

    For aspiring young farmers, often times the only thing standing in the way of them and their dreams of farming on their own is a chance. Starting a farm is tough. It’s tough if you are starting with help from your family and it’s even tougher to start from scratch on your own. Farming is a game of scale which means that your best chance of surviving and thriving is to accumulate a large enough land base to realize machinery, labor and overhead efficiencies... His secret? “I always kept the land really clean, whether it was ditchbanks or the dirt roads or just making sure all the fields were weed free...

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    Trade Finance Solutions

    By Future Loans

    Published Nov 13, 2020 

    Trade Finance and SolutionsTrade Finance solutions is the process of financing certain activities in international trade and commerce. It includes lending, factoring, letters of credit, insurance and export credit. Import and Export Companies, Financiers and Banks, Export Credit Agents and Insurers are the main participants in this form of financial service. How Does it Work?1... We arrange trade financing through our strategic partners and a network of individual, corporate, private and institutional lenders, including investment banks, merchant banks, private banks, trusts, and other lending institutions...

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    Precision Farming Solutions for Weeds in Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Sep 10, 2020 

    The weed control measures used in soybean production need to be overhauled. The development of resistance in weeds has made current technology and management increasingly expensive and comes accompanied with heavy yield losses. Precision management solutions can reduce chemical use in several ways. Current Weed Management in SoybeansSoybean is important for the global economy as it is used as a source for oil and protein (for people and livestock) and as biodiesel... Based on the information of weeds, their location, and intensity, farmers can plan ahead for weed management in the next soybean cycle, as weeds grow mainly from seed banks...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture, Soybeans

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    What does the $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package Mean for Agriculture?

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 28, 2020 

    Late in the afternoon on Friday, March 27th, the United States House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion federal relief package called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill was passed first in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th. While there are many important provisions, this article is focusing on the critical relief resources available to farmers and landowners. The most talked-about relief item in the federal relief bill is the direct payments to American taxpayers... These loans are provided through the Small Business Administration (SBA), and applications can be made directly with most commercial banks and financial institutions...

    Categories: Ag Policy, Agribusiness

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    Uruguay now is now investing in USA farms; Read Why.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 14, 2018 

    The MERCOSUR Member;Uruguay, with a much smaller landmass and population then either Brazil or Argentina has as the largest sector of its Agricultural production, principally producing Rice, Wheat, Corn, Barley, Livestock, Cattle and Fish, therefore contributing to the BLOC’s extensive Export Import Trade. Agrilend views Uruguay is set to experience a period of structurally lower growth in the coming years, as investment into expanding agricultural production and re-export capacity is tempered and foreign capital begins to flow into Argentina as the new Argentine government liberalizes its investment environment. Nonetheless, Uruguay will continue to outpace Latin America's average real GDP expansion as the country's middle class supports private consumption growth. Inflation will remain elevated over the coming years as the Banco Central Del Uruguay will not implement significant policy measures to stymie price increases... There will be significant headwinds to the country's balance of payments as Argentines begin to repatriate assets stored in Uruguayan banks and Chinese demand growth for agricultural goods is tempered over the coming years as compared to the previous decade...

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    Most Common Reasons small business Loans are Denied

    By Future Loans

    Published Nov 18, 2020 

    Most Common Reasons small business Loans are DeniedUnderstanding the most common reasons why loans are denied can also help to secure a small business loan... Banks will often reject small and medium business enterprises that do not possess strong management skills... Banks and lending institutions need to make a profit... This is more likely to be the case with banks as opposed to online lenders... All of these offer unique benefits that are different from the typical term loans available from lending companies and banks...

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    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published Jul 4, 2018 

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71. It is a road I know well, having traversed it as many as a dozen times or more per year doing my master’s work that took me from northeast Ohio to central KY for school. It is a road that gives a glimpse into the past, present, and future of the nation, as it quickly moves from some of the densest urban areas to some of the least populous, early 1900s farm-esque around... A couple with a below minimum wage history, a few kids on the way, and little capital wasn’t exactly what banks were looking for in ideal loan customers, either...

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    Sun Continues To Shine On Farmland Outlook

    By Equipment Radar

    Published Apr 15 

    Farmland prices have increased for the first time since 2013, driven by by strong commodity prices and low interest rates. Surveys suggest the outlook is very bright Summary High quality Iowa farmland now exceeds $10,000 per acre, up by 7. 5% over the past six months. Chicago Fed's AgLetter covering farmland outlook is the rosiest in years Farmer optimism is driven by higher commodity prices and low interest rates... While interest rates moved down, the vast majority of banks did not change their credit standards for farm loans...

    Categories: Ag Commentary, Corn, Farmland and Real Estate

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  • Posted By Rick Foster
    Apr 30, 2020 

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/want-usda-to-buy-your-crops-for-food-banks-the-application-deadline-is-may-1/

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    Posted By Soybeans
    Nov 5, 2019 

    https://www.agriculture.com/markets/analysis/the-market-banks-on-dry-cold-weather-for-soybean-harvest

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    Posted By Mark Smith
    Mar 25 

    #AgHistory

    Ok - so I have had to take some time away from #AgHistory as I myself am getting my own farm ready for the season, and working in between boughts of bad weather. As a side note, my grandpappy used to say one is never nearer to God than when farming (because we are always praying for something - better weather, more rain, less rain, etc.). While I am adopting no-till on my farm, I have had to break ground none-the-less in order to eliminate some resistant plow pan in certain parts of my small field. Being on a budget, I had to borrow the neighbors 2 bottom plow (an older international harvester of amazing quality). Tuning that to the depth I had hoped to plow took longer than I thought, and this no longer had coulters (and the landside was well worn). At least the furrow wheel was functional. My first time with a traditional plow was a hot mess, and this time I was reminded of how much pride must have been had in ones ability to keep tight and true rows (I do not yet have that proficiency - Ha!). I was also reminded of how challenging the first settlers livelihoods were during this country's settlement. The pilgrims had no plows for the first 12 years (only hoes and mattocks). In 1636, there were only 30 plows in all of the Massachusettss Bay Colony. Plows were mentioned in the inventories of only 16 of 58 estates in Essex County from 1636. A century later they were far more common, but made of wood. Even after the shares were made of iron, the moldboard was still made of wood. Additionally, these were all locally made, and subject to the whims of local ploughwright. Often, these would require 2 men and a boy to plow; one to manhandle the plow, one to continually force the plow into the ground by riding the beam, and the boy to scrape mud from the moldboard. Later, in 1798 Thomas Jefferson mathematically proved that a general design for a plow could be mass produced for use everywhere (letter to Sir John Sinclair, printed in the American Philosophical Society in 1799). In 1797 designed a cast iron plow that was never accepted, in part because it was said that cast iron poisoned the soil and promoted weed growth. With what we now know about our weed-banks, the second myth may actually have had some truth to it as this plow undoubtedly turned soil more efficiently. Note that it wasnt until 1839 that a moldboard was designed to actually turn and pulverize the soil (Samuel Witherow and David Pierce). Fast forward, and we can see in hindsight how these developments improved our abilities to feed our families and society. In 1830, when grain was sown by hand it required 55.7 man-hours (per acre) to sow and harvest wheat. In 1896, with horse drawn equipment the same took 8.8 man-hours. In 1930 using a tractor and drill it took only 3.3 man-hours. SO much more can be said on the subject, and I would argue that there is no other single area of specialization than this which has permitted the growth and health of our nation.

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    Posted By Miriam Pflug
    Jan 16, 2019 

    National Speakers to Present at the 2019 SC AgriBiz ExpoTwo inspiring speakers will kick off the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo this year. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and award-winning author and speaker Michele Payn will both offer enlightening and inspiring presentations during the opening of the seventh annual expo. The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo will be held on Jan. 23 and 24 at the Florence Center in Florence, S.C. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Duvall will present during the Farmer Appreciation Breakfast compliments of AgFirst Farm Credit Banks. He will discuss the Farm Bill and other agricultural issues. President of the AFBF since January 2016, Duvall is a poultry, cattle, and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia. He was first elected president of the American Farm Bureau Federation in January 2016 after serving for nine years as president of the Georgia Farm Bureau. He was re-elected for a second term in January 2018.A Farm Bureau member since 1977, Duvall has held numerous Farm Bureau leadership positions at the state and county levels. As AFBF President, he has worked to unify agriculture and grow Farm Bureau's influence in our nation's capital. He and Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue are good friends and they work together to promote and strengthen agriculture. In 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Duvall to the White House Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Also in 2017, he was honored by the National 4-H Council as a Founding Luminary.Following Duvall’s presentation Michele Payn will present Celebrating Agriculture, a high-energy keynote focused on celebrating the people, promise, and passion in agriculture. She will discuss the importance of people working together in farming, knowing your own legacy to get you through tough times and speaking the same language through hot buttons (passion).As principal of Cause Matters Corp., Payn connects the people and science of food and farming. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for global agriculture - and antagonizing people into action. She has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded AgChat and FoodChat on Twitter. She is the author of two books, No More Food Fights! and Food Truths from Farm to Table, an IPPY bronze medal winner and Amazon #1 best seller. Duvall and Payn’s national acclaim and expertise match the top quality of the presenters throughout the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Established to serve as an umbrella event for all aspects of agriculture and agribusiness, the expo offers a robust schedule of training and networking opportunities. With free admission and a diverse array of offerings there will be something for everyone, said Expo Executive Director Jody Martin.“Education is a primary goal of the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. Programs are designed to give farmers the tools they need to grow better crops and...
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    Aug 2018 Today's Economic & #Commodity #Futures Perspectives


    Weekly market focus -- The U.S. markets this week will focus on (1) whether mid-level US/Chinese trade negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday produce any progress, (2) whether President Trump this week levies any new sanctions on Turkish President Erdogan's government for still refusing to release American pastor Brunson, (3) this week's Fed Jackson Hole conference and Fed Chair Powell's speech on Friday, (4) the Treasury's sale of 5-year TIPS on Thursday, (5) the wind-down of Q3 earnings season with only 18 of the S&P 500 companies scheduled to report, and (6) a light economic calendar with the main events including Wednesday's FOMC minutes, housing reports on Wednesday and Thursday, and July durable goods orders on Friday.

    In Europe, the focus will be on Thursday's Eurozone Aug manufacturing PMI (expected unchanged at 55.1) and Thursday's ECB July 26 meeting minutes. The European markets will continue to closely watch the Turkish situation, which has been a big negative factor for European banks. The European markets are also keeping a close eye on Brexit and Italy's budget process.

    In Asia, the focus will mainly be on the Chinese markets ahead of this week's US/Chinese trade talks. The Shanghai Composite index last Friday fell to a new 2-1/2 year low and showed a sharp -4.52% weekly decline. By contrast, the Chinese yuan last Friday edged to a new 1-week high against the dollar on speculation that the Chinese government wants to push the yuan higher ahead of this week's US/Chinese trade talks. Trump administration officials have complained about the -7.5% loss in the yuan seen in the last two months, which has reduced the negative impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese exporters.

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    Today's Economic & #Commodity #Futures Perspectives

    Sharp drop in global bond yields indicates markets expect rough sledding ahead for the global economy
    Yuan's new 11-1/4 low suggests the decline will continue
    30-year T-bond auction to yield near 2.27%

    Sharp drop in global bond yields indicates markets expect rough sledding ahead for the global economy -- President Trump's announcement last Thursday of another round of tariffs on Chinese goods triggered new concern about deteriorating global economic conditions. That concern has mainly been displayed by the sharp drop in global bond yields. Global stock markets have also seen weakness, but the stock market declines have been softened by optimism that global central banks are moving fairly quickly to address the anticipated global economic weakness.

    Indeed, three central banks just yesterday...To continue, Visit http://ccstrade.com/blog

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    Today's Economic & #Commodity #Futures Perspectives

    Weekly global market focus
    Markets remain patient so far on slow-moving US/Chinese trade talks
    Key issue is the length of Brexit deadline extension at Wednesday's EU summit
    Q1 earnings growth expected -2.2% y/y as earnings season begins

    Weekly global market focus -- The U.S. markets this week will focus on (1) Fed policy as the March 19-20 FOMC meeting minutes are released this Wednesday and as President Trump last week stepped up his demands for the Fed to cut interest rates and to even restart quantitative easing, (2) any fresh news on the US/Chinese trade talks which now move back into a telephone mode following the face-to-face round of talks in the past two weeks, (3) market perceptions of the strength of the U.S. economy, which improved after last Friday's stronger-than-expected March payroll report of +196,000, (4) the beginning of Q1 earnings season with banks such as JPMorgan and Wells Fargo reporting on Friday, and (5) May WTI crude oil prices which rallied to a new 5-month high last Friday on tight OPEC+ compliance with its production cuts, reduced production by Iran and Venezuela, and new fighting in Libya.

    The European markets this week will focus mainly on Wednesday's ECB meeting, which may produce some additional details on the ECB's new round of TLTRO loans to banks. The markets will also be interested to see how concerned ECB President Draghi is about the weak Eurozone economy. The markets are waiting to see if EU ambassadors and trade ministers will approve the mandate that is necessary for EU Trade Commissioner Malmstrom to begin trade talks with the U.S. and prevent President Trump from executing his threat to slap tariffs on imported autos.

    Important European economic data this week includes...
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    Today's Economic & #Commodity #Futures Perspectives
    Jackson Hole conference could provide new Fed policy hints

    Jackson Hole conference could provide new Fed policy hints -- The 3-day Fed symposium that begins this Thursday in Jackson Hole will be watched carefully for any clues about the Fed's policy inclinations. The headline event will be Fed Chair Powell's speech on Friday titled "Monetary Policy in a Changing Economy."

    The market is currently discounting the odds at 100% for another rate hike at the next FOMC meeting in about five weeks on Sep 25-26. The market is then looking for an unchanged policy at the following meeting on Nov 7-8 and a 76% chance of the fourth rate hike of the year at the Dec 18-19 meeting.

    If the Fed goes ahead with the next two rate hikes in September and December, then the Fed will have pushed the funds rate up to 2.25%-2.50% from the current level of 1.75%-2.00%. The market is then looking for only one more rate hike in 2019, leaving the funds rate at a terminal level near 2.67% through 2020-2021.

    That means that the market believes the Fed is nearing the end of its rate-hike regime. The Fed has so far raised the funds rate by +175 bp from the crisis level of 0.00%-0.25% and the market is expecting only about another 75 bp of rate hikes, meaning the market believes the Fed is 70% done with its rate-hike regime.

    The Fed may already be starting to hint at how it will change its guidance language when it nears the end of its rate-hike regime. Indeed, the markets took notice when Fed Chair Powell at his mid-July testimony to Congress said that the FOMC "believes that -- for now -- the best way forward is to keep gradually raising the federal funds rate."

    The phrase "for now" suggested that the Fed is already thinking about how it will shift it guidance language as it nears the end of its rate-hike regime. The phrase "for now" suggested that the Fed plans to move to a more data-dependent decision framework, as opposed to the current framework which is basically a time-based policy of raising interest rates every other FOMC meeting.

    A more data-dependent decision framework would be particularly appropriate given the recent uncertainties such as (1) trade tensions, (2) a slower Chinese economy, (3) Italy's potential threat to Eurozone stability, (4) the Turkish financial crisis (with its threat to some European banks), and (5) general stress on the emerging market countries from the strong dollar.

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    Nigeria's Giant world-class Fertilizer plant to ensure the availability of Cheaper Fertilizer to Farmers

    Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo today in Port Harcourt inaugurated a giant world-class fertilizer plant, built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited at the cost of $1.5 billion.

    The Plant has a production capacity of 4000 metric tons (MT) of nitrogenous fertilizers per day or 1.5 MT per annum. The world-scale plant has been built with an investment of USD 1.5 billion, a huge Foreign Direct Investment, funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a Consortium of 15 European and African banks and Financial Institutions.

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, in his speech said that for Indorama to invest a whopping $1.5 billion in the state, it shows that the state is safe for investors and their investments. He called on other investors to emulate the footsteps of Indorama.

    Illustration Photo: Technician sprays the field with pre-emergence herbicide after planting cassava stems at Orin Ekiti, Nigeria (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Blockchain: The Evolutionary Next Step for ICT E-Agriculture

    Authors: Yu-Pin Lin, Joy R. Petway, Johnathen Anthony, Hussnain Mukhtar, Shih-Wei Liao, Cheng-Fu Chou and Yi-Fong Ho

    Journal Title: Environments

    ISSN: 2076-3298 (Print)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Blockchain technology, while still challenged with key limitations, is a transformative Information and Communications Technology (ICT) that has changed our notion of trust. Improved efficiencies for agricultural sustainable development has been demonstrated when ICT-enabled farms have access to knowledge banks and other digital resources. UN FAO-recommended ICT e-agricultural infrastructure components are a confluence of ICT and blockchain technology requirements. When ICT e-agricultural systems with blockchain infrastructure are immutable and distributed ledger systems for record management, baseline agricultural environmental data integrity is safeguarded for those who participate in transparent data management. This paper reviewed blockchain-based concepts associated with ICT-based technology. Moreover, a model ICT e-agriculture system with a blockchain infrastructure is proposed for use at the local and regional scale. To determine context specific technical and social requirements of blockchain technology for ICT e-agriculture systems, an evaluation tool is presented. The proposed system and tool can be evaluated and applied to further developments of e-agriculture systems.

    Picture: Information Communication Technology (ICT) e-agriculture system model with blockchain infrastructure for use at a local and regional scale. (credits: Yu-Pin Lin, Joy R. Petway, Johnathen Anthony, Hussnain Mukhtar, Shih-Wei Liao, Cheng-Fu Chou and Yi-Fong Ho)

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