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Agricultural solutions shared at UN Water Conference

Water is complex. We drink it, fish swim in it, and our crops need it. Water falls from the sky as rain, snow, and sleet. It’s also found in and above the ground. The water cycle touches each living thing on the planet. And, as the ultimate land stewards, farmers, ranchers, and foresters have opportunities to keep water moving and providing clean,...

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Farmers in spotlight at World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Farmers took the main stage at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit this week, bringing boots-on-the-ground perspectives to one of the largest gatherings of global ag tech leaders for the first time. The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is an international networking and deal-making event for global agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs...

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Florida student turns weeds into potentially methane-reducing livestock feed

Noxious weeds are not the forages cattle producers want to grow in their pastures. In Florida, two major weeds of concern are pigweed and tropical soda apple. These invasive weeds take over valuable grazing land and, in some situations, poison livestock. Pigweed is considered potentially toxic to cattle, and, while cows will eat the mature fruit of the...

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Maryland invites farmers to join climate-smart ag conversation

Maryland may be known for Baltimore and blue crabs, but agriculture is the state’s No. 1 industry. More than 12,400 farms and nearly 21,300 producers operate in the state, contributing to a $20.9 billion food, feed, fiber and equine industry that supports more than 105,000 jobs. Called Little America and America in Miniature by some, the eighth smallest...

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Strong relationships yield better results for farmers in international negotiations

Dawn was just beginning to break on the final day of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, last November, when at 6 a.m., the Conference of the Parties reached an agreement that officially highlighted farmers as “stewards of the land” and acknowledged that “policy responses in agriculture are more likely to...

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Farmers need enabling policy, funds for climate-smart agriculture

Agricultural producers need access to tools, both financial and technical, to make climate-smart agriculture work, and Solutions from the Land saw the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), signed into law in August 2022, as a major win toward this end. While agriculture received less than 11% of the $369 billion in climate and clean energy investments,...

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