Iowa Smart Agriculture: Circles of Life
Iowa’s farms and rural communities are resilient and productive but like many farmers from countries around the world face similar challenges: volatile markets, supply chain issues, and water quantity and quality. Iowa Smart Agriculture envisions circular systems — which “make, use, retain value and reuse” — as the path forward for Iowa’s farmers, livestock producers and land managers.
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Iowa Smart Agriculture farmers embrace circular system pathways with the release of a new vision report at COP 27
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other food system leaders attending the United Nation’s International Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this week are touting “circular economies” as key strategies for transforming current systems of agriculture and food into more resilient,...
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Corn and soybean farmers are often noted, for good reason, as leaders in the production of biomass-based renewable fuel feedstocks. However, livestock producers can also provide solutions as the nation seeks to reduce dependency on imported oil and emissions of greenhouse gases. Bryan Sievers, an...