By PETER SCHOTT and RANDY SCHWALKE* GROWING up on a small-grain farm in North Dakota, my family’s livelihood depended on corn and soybeans. We worried about bushels, shrink, test weight and other metrics by crop. After dropping off grains at the grain elevator, I didn’t give much thought to their destination or use. I was[…]
July 17th, 2017 Co-authored with Randy Schwalke The world population, growing at 1.11% annually, is putting a lot of pressure on arable land. According to a report by the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), arable land per person shrank from 0.38 hectare in 1970 to 0.23 hectare in 2000, and that figure is projected to[…]
THE odds are that many of you carry a smartphone and use it on a daily basis to check the weather, communicate with colleagues, family and friends around the world through video and text messaging or play the occasional game. Every so often, we may even use them to make a phone call. This device[…]
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