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Innovation is Key: Syngenta Combination would Give Farmers More Tools Featured Article

By Brett Begemann, President and Chief Operating Officer

There’s never been a more important or exciting time to be in agriculture, and I’m fortunate to be able to get out and talk with folks around the country about what these dynamic times have meant for their businesses and customers.

I had a chance this week to talk with growers, researchers and bank leaders who help farmers continue to invest to meet the changing demands of our growing world. I served on a panel Wednesday at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Agriculture Symposium, which focused on the … Full Article »

Data Science: The Next Revolution in Sustainable Agriculture

By Mike Stern
President and Chief Operating Officer for Climate Corporation

Between now and 2050 the U.N. predicts our population will grow to 9.6 billion. As a result of that population growth, we see demand continuing to grow through the end of the decade and beyond by over 500 million bushels of corn and over 200 million bushels of soybeans annually over the next 5 years.   The question we need to answer is – how can farmers increase crop production sustainably to meet significant increases in demand?

Demand has largely been met over the past five years by putting more … Full Article »

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Shoulders Broad Enough for 7 Billion

 

Here’s a quiz: what are three most populous countries in the world? (Answer below*)

Today, based on various estimates by a host of authorities, the world’s population has reached seven billion people. The number staggers the imagination, and a lot of people are trying to explain or illustrate what “seven billion” means or looks like.

MSNBC has a photo essay: what do seven billion people look like?

National Geographic has a special year-long series that examines the implications or population growth and explains why it’s not time to panic – yet. (It’s sponsored by a competitor or ours, … Full Article »