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2014-03-25 23:23:50

Agricultural Expert Steve Shenk Seeks to Better Prepare Americans for Extreme Weather Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Nationally renowned agricultural and food supply expert Steve Shenk believes Americans are ill-prepared for when rising fruit, produce, dairy and beef prices hit in full force as a result of the drought in parts of the mid-West and the West Coast. The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service predicted in January that drought...

2014-02-19 12:29:53

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Farm Bureau today released an Immigration Reform report showing impacts on farmers, consumers and our economy based on various reform alternatives. The report, "Gauging the Farm Sector's Sensitivity to Immigration Reform via Changes in Labor Costs and Availability," was commissioned by Farm Bureau and performed by World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES). "Last year, our Agriculture Workforce Report...

2014-02-12 08:31:43

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world's poorest WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for food due to population and income growth, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity,...

2013-08-13 08:24:04

Sustainable Living Expert Marjory Wildcraft guides you to make wise decisions before a major crisis occurs. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Is America on the brink of collapse? Many experts believe the U.S. is on the verge of massive change. These indicators will give you anywhere from a few days to a few months of warning that things are about to change drastically. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130813/PH62921-a ) (Photo:...

2013-08-06 08:37:05

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One billion people in the world live in extreme poverty, and 870 million go to bed hungry every night. As the world gears up for the International Year of Family Farming in 2014, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are highlighting ways to provide family farmers the tools they need to really nourish the world. Family farming can enhance soil health, protect water supplies, improve nutrition, and...

2013-07-09 12:29:56

"MILK FOR TIGERS" - EXPORTERS FIGHT TO CAPTURE ASEAN-6 MARKET NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new report on the competition among dairy exporters to capture the South East Asian market, as consumption soars and local producers are unable to meet demand. In the report, published by the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team, Rabobank says that dairy trade flows into the ASEAN-6 region (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,...

2013-07-02 23:17:48

Annual DuPont-Commissioned Index Highlights Key Indicators in 107 Countries and Prompts Action WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued findings from the annual Global Food Security Index, a first-of-its-kind ranking tool to comprehensively measure food security and monitor the ongoing impact of agriculture investments, collaborations and policies around the world. Commissioned by DuPont, the 2013 Index expands on the 25 previously...

2013-05-21 04:21:11

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plantagon International AB - the Swedish vertical agriculture innovation company headed by Hans Hassle speaks at the technical forum jointly organized by The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on "Innovations for Agriculture and Food Security" that will be held on 20 May 2013 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This event presents a great opportunity for the Arab Islamic...

2013-05-03 23:21:10

The Frederick, MD based company is taking part in the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize competition, an online event that will award $1 million in startup funding to one social venture that addresses global food security. Earth Starter is the maker of the Nourishmat, a one of a kind, all-in-one roll out garden that empowers people to grow their own food and flowers. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Earth Starter, the Frederick, MD based startup company that is taking the global...

2013-01-17 20:22:31

CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization commends the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) for their new report examining the adequacy of the SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefit. Meager SNAP benefit levels are insufficient to allow families to access an adequate, nutritious diet, and the report draws needed attention to the need to protect and strengthen SNAP benefits. The report released today, "Supplemental Nutrition...