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Tri-State Agriculture Lenders Seminar, 2017

Educating Agricultural Lenders on Risk Management as it relates to a Dairy Farm has economic implications for loan success and dairy farm profitability. Due to demand from Agricultural lenders, the 31st Annual Tri-State Agricultural Lenders Seminar was held in Dubuque, IA to increase understanding and management of commodity prices and market risk. One hundred seventy lenders and ...

Efficient use of nitrogen in agriculture

applications techniques and precision agriculture (Sommer and Hutchings 2001; Robert 2002) , different soil tillage strategies (Myrbeck et al. 2012) , cover crops (Schipanski et al. 2014) and managing the ... hold the key? Trends Biotechnol 27 : 388 - 397 Robert PC ( 2002 ) Precision agriculture: a challenge for crop nutrition management . Plant Soil 247 : 143 - 149 Sajeev EPM , Ammon C , Zollitsch W

Home-grown school feeding: promoting local production systems diversification through nutrition sensitive agriculture

commodity specific examples. The findings of this study may help strengthen operational linkages between agriculture production and nutrition for HGSF and other similar interventions. ... Introduction Evidence suggests that the mono-culturization of agriculture production towards staple foods-based systems in developing countries has crowded out the production of other food groups such as

Rural food security, subsistence agriculture, and seasonality

Many of the world’s food-insecure and undernourished people are smallholder farmers in developing countries. This is especially true in Africa. There is an urgent need to make smallholder agriculture ... smallholder agriculture and food systems more nutrition-sensitive. African farm households are known to consume a sizeable part of what they produce at home. Less is known about how much subsistence agriculture

The Era of Contract Agriculture

Environmental cleanup costs 62 Home office 62 Income averaging 62 IRA-Roth 62 Returns 62 S corporations Basis of stock 63 Discharge of indebtedness 63 Sale of residence 63 State Regulation of Agriculture ... Livestock confinement facilities 63 Trespass Timber cutting 63 Agricultural Law Digest Volume 10, No. 8 April 16, 1999 ISSN 1051-2780 THE ERA OF CONTRACT AGRICULTURE — by Neil E. Harl* The signs of

Global Agriculture: Vision and Approaches

optimism, anxiety and complacency, about the world food situation and outlook. Agriculture in the 21st century has multiple challenges. Globally, Agriculture it seems is back on the development agenda to ... paper is to analyse and trace insights of past and present of global agriculture and frame new vision of it. The status of global agriculture in general and continents and country-wise policies in

The Detroit Frontier: Urban Agriculture in A Legal Vacuum

American Cities Promoting Urban Agriculture as an Alternative Land Use for Vacant Properties in the City of Detroit: Benefits, Problems and Proposals for a Regulatory Framework for Successful Land Use

10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (Part III)

auspices of the International Society for Precision Agriculture. The 11th conference was held earlier this year in Edinburgh and papers are now being invited for special issues on that conference.

Special issue of Organic Agriculture—Organic 3.0

It is an honor to be able to present this special issue of Organic Agriculture: Organic 3.0 for the Organic World Congress in India 2017. In this issue, we have collected a number of papers relevant

Innovation, cooperation, and the structure of three regional sustainable agriculture networks in California

geography and institutional histories, which may influence the capacity to respond to regional environmental change. Editor: Jamie Pittock Agriculture; Sustainability; Social network analysis; Exponential ... parallels Burt’s concept of structural holes, where individuals whose ties span different parts of the system can access more and a greater variety of resources (Burt 2004) . In the context of agriculture

Mapping and linking supply- and demand-side measures in climate-smart agriculture. A review

significantly contributes to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This calls for climate-smart agricultureagriculture that helps to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Climate-smart agriculture measures are ... to be insufficient or ineffective if not accompanied by changes in consumer behavior, as climate-smart agriculture will affect the supply of agricultural commodities and require changes on the demand

Toxicité Pour L’abeille Apis Mellifera Adansonii De Trois Herbicides Utilisés En Agriculture Au Bénin

Obtaining high outputs in agriculture requires the use of pesticides to control pests. However, protection of pollinators, precisely bees is very important. The objective of this study was to study ... rendements en agriculture nécessite l’utilisation des pesticides contre les ravageurs. Cependant, la protection des pollinisateurs, précisément les abeilles s’avère très importante. L’objectif de cette étude

Rethinking Animal Agriculture: A Principlist Approach

understanding why sustaining animal agriculture is not an ethically viable choice, Lewis Vaughn’s five tenets of principlism will be employed: utility, autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice. These

Farmers’ perception of termites in agriculture production and their indigenous utilization in Northwest Benin

, BP 14 Dassa , Benin 2 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) , PMB 5320, Ibadan, Oyo State , Nigeria 3 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles , Brussels ... , Belgium 4 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , 08BP 0932, Cotonou , Benin Background: Although termites are considered as agricultural pests, they play an important role in maintaining the

Farmers’ perception of termites in agriculture production and their indigenous utilization in Northwest Benin

, BP 14 Dassa , Benin 2 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) , PMB 5320, Ibadan, Oyo State , Nigeria 3 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Université Libre de Bruxelles , Brussels ... , Belgium 4 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture , 08BP 0932, Cotonou , Benin Background: Although termites are considered as agricultural pests, they play an important role in maintaining the

Handling the phosphorus paradox in agriculture and natural ecosystems: Scarcity, necessity, and burden of P

and the costs of microbial inoculants in practical agriculture, the activation of native soil microorganisms by agronomic measures like organic matter management and crop rotation could be a better ... and implementation is needed. The further development of site-adapted cropping systems was mentioned as one of the challenges for the future agriculture during the 7th IPW in Uppsala (Sharpley et al

Converging and diverging principles and practices of organic agriculture regulations and agroecology. A review

change, and social justice. Among other options, agroecology and organic agriculture are discussed. Both have similar goals and use a systems approach; however, they are recognised and received differently ... principles and practices defined and described in EU organic agriculture regulations, International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement (IFOAM) norms, and agroecology scientific literature. The main

Women’s empowerment in Indian agriculture: does market orientation of farming systems matter?

This paper studies the relationship between the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and market orientation of farm production in India. This is the first time that the WEAI has been used ... of Applied Economics and Management, Tata-Cornell Institute, Cornell University , Ithaca, NY , USA 1 Present address: Technical Assistance and Research for Indian Nutrition and Agriculture, Tata

Traditional agriculture: a climate-smart approach for sustainable food production

. Moreover, it threatened the age-old traditional agricultural practices. Agriculture is one of the largest sectors that sustain livelihood to maximum number of people and contribute to climate change

Microbiological risk infection assessment using QMRA in agriculture systems in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

. QMRA; Health risk; Agriculture system; Wastewater; Surface water; Côte d'Ivoire Introduction Poor sanitation management often has a negative impact on the quality of the water that is used for urban ... agriculture (UA) in developing countries. The sanitation situation in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be critical, with a high proportion of people practicing open defecation (20%). Wastewater contains a large