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Following a successful campaign in June and July, the Corn Farmers Coalition announced it will extend its summer campaign to educate policy makers in Washington, D.C.  More »

06/01/11 Corn Farmers Coalition Returns to Nation’s Capital With Educational Program

Washington – For the third year in a row, our nation’s capital will learn about the U.S. family farmers who produce corn, our nation’s top crop, as part of the Corn Farmers Coalition program that debuts today at Union Station, an important venue for reaching policymakers inside “The Beltway.”  More »

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06/15/10 : “Stanford University. High Tech Agriculture Good for the Environment”

Advances in high-yield agriculture over the latter part of the 20th century have prevented massive amounts of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere - the equivalent of 590 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide - according to a new study led by two Stanford Earth scientists. Read the rest of this entry »

03/07/09 The Economist: “Twinkle, twinkle, little laser”

Precision agriculture: Using lasers to determine the level of moisture in a field could help farmers decide when to irrigate—and when not to.

How much, and how often, should farmers water their crops? The invention of the automatic sprinkler gave farmers the power to act upon the answers to those questions. It did not, though, provide the answers themselves. Most farmers still make the call based on instinct, or err on the side of caution and switch the sprinklers on at fixed intervals.

Unfortunately, both these approaches risk wasting water, and in many parts of the world it is a scarce resource.

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