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  • Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 7 months ago

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st... · China also made moves to approve several genetically modified traits for import...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What Does CRISPR Mean for Modern Agriculture?

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Then, in the late 1990’s genetically modified (GM) corn hit the market and Roundup Ready hybrids became the new norm for farmers looking for a more efficient way to manage weeds... Modified enzymes can also be used to activate genes or edit specific genes... Less regulation makes production cheaperProponents of CRISPR technology got a huge win in March when the USDA announced that it would not regulate CRISPR modified plant products... A survey done for CropLife International in 2011 estimated that it costs 136 million dollars to get a new genetically modified plant product to market... With traditional genetically modified products like insect or herbicide-resistance traits, a foreign gene is inserted into the target organism to confer a change in the DNA...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 7 months ago

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38... If you want to become part of this trend then you need to swap your processed and modified foods for local, natural, unmodified and unaltered produce, dairy and meats. The movement pioneers emphasize several goals of the movement that are given below:· Keep the food natural nutritional quality and health benefits· Ensuring the safety of food supply and uplifting in local farming community living standards by providing more access to their naturally grown foods· Discarding all genetically modifying methods that come with a downside· Encourage the diversity in the produce available regionally· Decrease the carbon footprint by employing more natural methods that are environment-friendlyOf course, if we embrace this concept fully we will see a decline in the deaths and more better health of the population...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 1 years, 1 week ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive. Technology has come a long way, and those that embraces it's power reaps it's benefits. Supposed you are growing wheat and want to optimize your output then you could use this model by PrecisionHawkAbsolute Sense™ – In Crop Mapping – Nitrogen – Winter Wheat*A new layer of information to support agronomic decision-making... Identify standing water in pre-emergent agriculture fields Using only high-resolution imagery from your NIR modified sensor, areas of standing water in agriculture fields can be accurately identified and measured...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 days ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in. ” The courts sided with Aldred, saying the odor was “depriving him of his dignity” and therefore, a violation of his rights... Included in this is the laboratory where Smithfield was able to genetically engineer pigs to be leaner and more profitable...

    Categories: Hogs

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published 7 months ago

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... Trials were done last year, and the results were positive; Simon’s mix yielded the highest, and as such, the trials have been repeated, and modified this year...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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  • Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 7 months ago

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st... · China also made moves to approve several genetically modified traits for import...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    What Does CRISPR Mean for Modern Agriculture?

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Then, in the late 1990’s genetically modified (GM) corn hit the market and Roundup Ready hybrids became the new norm for farmers looking for a more efficient way to manage weeds... Modified enzymes can also be used to activate genes or edit specific genes... Less regulation makes production cheaperProponents of CRISPR technology got a huge win in March when the USDA announced that it would not regulate CRISPR modified plant products... A survey done for CropLife International in 2011 estimated that it costs 136 million dollars to get a new genetically modified plant product to market... With traditional genetically modified products like insect or herbicide-resistance traits, a foreign gene is inserted into the target organism to confer a change in the DNA...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 7 months ago

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38... If you want to become part of this trend then you need to swap your processed and modified foods for local, natural, unmodified and unaltered produce, dairy and meats. The movement pioneers emphasize several goals of the movement that are given below:· Keep the food natural nutritional quality and health benefits· Ensuring the safety of food supply and uplifting in local farming community living standards by providing more access to their naturally grown foods· Discarding all genetically modifying methods that come with a downside· Encourage the diversity in the produce available regionally· Decrease the carbon footprint by employing more natural methods that are environment-friendlyOf course, if we embrace this concept fully we will see a decline in the deaths and more better health of the population...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 1 years, 1 week ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive. Technology has come a long way, and those that embraces it's power reaps it's benefits. Supposed you are growing wheat and want to optimize your output then you could use this model by PrecisionHawkAbsolute Sense™ – In Crop Mapping – Nitrogen – Winter Wheat*A new layer of information to support agronomic decision-making... Identify standing water in pre-emergent agriculture fields Using only high-resolution imagery from your NIR modified sensor, areas of standing water in agriculture fields can be accurately identified and measured...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 days ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in. ” The courts sided with Aldred, saying the odor was “depriving him of his dignity” and therefore, a violation of his rights... Included in this is the laboratory where Smithfield was able to genetically engineer pigs to be leaner and more profitable...

    Categories: Hogs

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published 7 months ago

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... Trials were done last year, and the results were positive; Simon’s mix yielded the highest, and as such, the trials have been repeated, and modified this year...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Amanda Allworth
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-

    Posted By Alex Carter
    10 months ago

    I am a student at Plymouth University undertaking an environmental science degree and have created a questionnaire on farmers and the publics perceptions of GM crops and would very much appreciate it if you could take some time to fill it out and share it further https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/955f741

    Posted By Soybeans
    1 years, 2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-

    Posted By Technology
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-
    Call for Nominations: One World Award

    The award recognizes and promotes outstanding achievements within the context of the three areas of sustainability. Special attention in the selection process will be given to real innovation, role models and role potential that could be up-scaled and “globalized”.

    The selection criteria are loosely defined on purpose in order to allow for a wide and diverse range of nominations to be eligible. The following examples show different areas in which a candidacy is possible.

    ECOLOGY

    Conservation of nature and biodiversity
    Improving the practice of organic farming and/or food processing
    Contributions to stop climate change (energy conservation or use of renewable energy)
    Waste reduction and waste management
    Fighting the spread of genetically modified organisms (GMO)

    ECONOMY

    Innovative business models and practice
    Fair trade
    Creating new jobs / fighting poverty

    SOCIAL

    Community involvement and benefits
    Health
    Education
    Housing
    Strengthening women / gender balance
    Peaceful living (interreligious, interracial, etc)

    Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

    Illustration Photo: Organic Syrup products from Cueilleur de Douceurs in France (credits: AD 04 / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Technology
    5 days ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    6 days ago

    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming/soil/building-soil-health-key-to-cutting-costs/article_5856e6ee-bab2-11e9-99d9-77865b8c4dbf.html

    Posted By Ag Policy
    2 months ago

    https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/update-2-trump-simplifies-reviews-of-genetically-modified-farm-products

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    8 months ago

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/why-many-growers-are-quick-to-adopt-genetic-modification-technology