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SfL Envoy goes to Rome to share farmer perspectives on ag data

Kyle Bridgeforth had never considered Rome an agricultural focal point until he found himself there, speaking to leaders from around the world at the 51st Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). Most international leaders brought together by the United Nations do not have agriculture backgrounds. However, they are tasked with making...

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New FAO report calls for investments in agricultural resilience

Global civilization is up against a rising rate of disaster, according to a new Food and Agriculture Organization report. That puts agriculture at risk. According to the report, “The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security: Avoiding and Reducing Losses Through Investment in Resilience,” the world saw about 100 disaster events per year in...

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Farmers make 14 recommendations for shaping farm data policy

Data tell a story of soil and water stewardship. It serves as the foundation for proving and improving climate-smart agriculture and productivity, both critical for addressing food insecurity, biodiversity loss, climate change and other important issues. And it’s growing in demand. “An abundance of satellite data and a decade of data analytics have led...

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Agricultural Productivity and Concurrent Production of Ecosystem Services

Agricultural productivity is a core element in strengthening sustainable agricultural systems nationally and globally. The 2023 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) report recently released finds the average total factor productivity (TFP) growth rate of 1.14% annually between 2011-2021 has consistently fallen below a target annual growth rate of...

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Next Generation Fuels Act recognizes ethanol as key to clean, affordable energy future

We know the story of ethanol. It’s a renewable energy. It does double duty for the environment, with its ability to cut down on carbon emissions and its feedstock foundation coming from farmers who can sequester carbon. It’s also good for the economy. Ethanol is a value-added product that creates rural jobs. For example, corn going to an ethanol...

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