Canada Farm Land
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Climate change could increase Canadian crop production

Source: manitobacooperator.ca Climate change is altering weather, raising sea levels and shrinking the Arctic, but that might be a good thing for Canada — at least from an agricultural production standpoint. “It looks like Canada is going to be one of the winners from climate change,” said Jason Clay of the …

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280915 Apps for agriculture
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Seven apps that could boost agriculture businesses

Source: agweb.com Too much of a good thing? There are hundreds of potentially helpful mobile apps farmers could use, with more being added all the time. Here are some of the newer agriculture apps that hope to earn a roster spot on your smartphone or tablet computer. 1. NCGA Action – …

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220915 Farmers and technology
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Computers and data help farmers know what to grow

Source: dispatch.com In 1978, when Bret Davis graduated from high school and became a partner in the family farm, almost no one owned a computer, farming practices were handed down from father to son, and data amounted to penciled notes on pieces of paper. Sitting in his small office in …

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Precision farming
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How precision agriculture cuts costs

Source: lanereport.com Agriculture technology is 10 to 15 years into a growth spurt that is revolutionizing the efficiency of grain crop operations and especially benefitting Kentucky farmers who raise corn, soybeans and wheat on rolling, irregular landscapes where conditions can vary not only from field to field but from row …

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190815 Global warming food shocks
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Global warming increasing the threat of food shocks

Source: thetimesgazette.com Researchers say that extreme weather events, which impact the production of food, could take place in seven years out of every ten years by the end of the century. Authors of a recent study argue that the over reliance on today’s global trade might make the production shocks …

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Harvesting wheat in France. 'Peak wheat' was reached in 2004
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Have we reached ‘peak food’?

The world has entered an era of “peak food” production with an array of staples from corn and rice to wheat and chicken slowing in growth – with potentially disastrous consequences for feeding the planet.  Source: The Independent New research finds that the supply of 21 staples, such as eggs, …

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