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Farmer-led Indiana Smart Agriculture calls for climate change strategy in new report, invites partners to join conversation

It’s June 1. You’ve got 4,000 acres of corn and 2,500 acres of soybeans to plant. So far, you’ve planted 150 acres of corn, and 40 of them are underwater. Can this scenario happen in Indiana? “It already has—in 2019,” says Don Villwock, Edwardsport, a farmer and former president of Indiana Farm Bureau. “Changes in weather patterns are real, and we need...

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, carbon neutral, nature positive, and profitable systems....

Farmers to share how diversified livestock-cropping systems deliver food, ecosystem services while addressing climate change

Farmers from across the Americas will share how they manage both livestock and crops together using circular systems during an event hosted by Solutions from the Land at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Circular systems allow farmers and ranchers to grow food for their communities, enhance the...

Smallholder farmer event to explore private-sector ag players’ role in addressing climate change challenges

Many smallholder farmers live in parts of the world where the impacts of climate change are likely to be the fiercest. They are also among the most vulnerable, often lacking access to markets, advice and finance. Private-sector players, with actions complemented by climate financing, are needed to contribute solutions to ensuring smallholder farmers...

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An Agricultural Renaissance, led by innovative and entrepreneurial farmers, ranchers and foresters constructing sustainable, profitable and resilient systems that lay the foundation for a world of abundance on many scales capable of producing nutritious food, feed, fiber, clean energy, healthy ecosystems, quality livelihoods, and strong rural economies.