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Archive for MARCH, 2011

USDA Launches Online Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

MARCH 29, 2011

In February, USDA announced the debut of an online mapping tool that captures a broad range of demographic, economic, and agricultural data on rural areas across the United States. The Atlas of Rural and Small-town America, developed by USDA’s Economic Research Service, provides county-level mapping of over 60 statistical indicators depicting conditions and trends across different types of nonmetro regions.

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Congratulations to the 2011 Ag Day Essay Winners

MARCH 17, 2011

Ag Day Written Essay Winner
Nora Faris
Concordia, Missouri
Click here to view the essay

Ag Day Video Essay Winner
Kyle Trevino
Madera, California
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Celebrate National Ag Day All Week

MARCH 15, 2011

National Ag Day and National Ag Week are a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather together to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. As the world’s population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States.

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Ag Day 2011 – An Opportunity for New Leadership in Agriculture

MARCH 08, 2011

By: Dr. William Lesher, Executive Director of Global Harvest Initiative

*This post originally appeared in the official Ag Day blog on February 28, 2011.

We can all learn from the impressive vision of a small group of farmers that came together in 1928 and formed the Future Farmers of America and their goal of preparing future generations to address the challenges of a growing population, roughly two billion at that time.

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Recent Major Report Highlights Importance of Agricultural Productivity, Expresses Optimism

MARCH 01, 2011

A new special report released by The Economist on February 24 taps a host of agricultural experts and organizations to address the challenges of feeding the 9 billion people that will inhabit the Earth by 2050, and increasing agricultural productivity is highlighted as a critical part of meeting future demands.

Serving as a conclusion for the different sections, in “A prospect of plenty” the author expresses great optimism for potential productivity increases to help meet the demand of the future and help to grow the world’s food supply.

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