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American Agriculture Is Aging — So Now What?

Recently, the National Young Farmers Coalition released a survey that provided an eye-opening statistic. The figure showed that farmers over the age 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one.

 

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Nutrient-rich soils spoil corn—in fact, so much nitrogen is present in the soil, a function that would have made microbes fixate corn nitrogen has shut off. Ever since, farmers have applied ton after ton of nitrogen to the soil to ensure hybrids perform to their potential.   Read more

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  Looking to teach your students about reducing food loss? CLA has developed a new lesson plan that provides students with concepts to help them both reduce waste as a consumer and learn how farmers use pesticide technology to prevent damage to crops. The lesson plan, a teacher presentation and a number of handouts are[…]

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