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Southern Crop

  • Living in a “Call Out” Culture

    We live in a new era of full exposure, whether we like it or not. A friend goes to a restaurant and immediately shares her opinion – either good or bad – on social media, often with pictures. Your neighbor smells your operation on a summer day, and promptly takes[…]

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  • 10 Things To Watch in 2018

    Ushering in the New Year provides both an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to the coming year.  2017 has certainly been a challenging year in the ag community.  A worldwide glut of commodities and favorable weather conditions has a number of operators simultaneously experiencing record harvests[…]

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  • Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World

    When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching.  […]

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Agricultural

Why Hops Should Be Considered a Superfood

Hops and crafting beer are synonymous. The flowers of the plant are rarely used for anything else above and beyond the brewing process; thus much focus of breeders, researchers, and growers has been on developing new varieties, increasing yield, and disease resistance in production primarily for the brewing industry. However, the[…]

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Biotechnology

Meat is Meat, Not a Science Project

Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) requesting the agency to establish accurate beef labeling requirements to better inform consumers on the difference between beef products derived from cattle and those created[…]

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Ancient Gene May Help the Citrus Industry

After 100 years of assertions about the roots of citrus, a global group of scientists – including a University of Florida professor – has traced the evolutionary history of Florida’s signature crop up to 8 million years ago in the Himalayas of Southeast Asia.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends