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In-demand Ag Career Fields

Business / Education

With the world’s demand for food expected to surge by 2050 amid strong population growth, the future looks bright for college graduates with agriculture-related majors. But for those seeking to study food or plant science, water management or even business, there’s an added incentive: a chance to “do well” by doing good work. “Food is such a hot topic in our society, and it’s only going to get hotter with population growth worldwide,” said Michael ... read more

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Food Supply Chain Traceability

Business / Technology

Until about World War II, most Americans –indeed, most people in general – had few questions about the origins, growth, and preparation of their food. They had grown it themselves or bought it from a butcher or grocer they had known and trusted for years. Today, even farmers know little about most of the food they eat, bought prepackaged at a supermarket or from a restaurant or fast food outlet. Packaged foods do provide government-mandated ... read more

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Irrigation Update: Hedging Against the Next Drought

Crops / Environment / Technology

The six-year drought that afflicted much of the western United States was one of the worst in California’s history, including a four-year span, 2011 to 2014, that was the driest since the state’s recordkeeping began in 1895. According to a study led by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles, Central Valley farmers, lacking traditional access to flows from the melting Sierra snowpack, drilled more wells and extracted an astonishing 25 cubic miles of groundwater ... read more

ag career business web

In-demand Ag Career Fields

Business / Education

With the world’s demand for food expected to surge by 2050 amid strong population growth, the future looks bright for college graduates with agriculture-related majors. But for those seeking to ... read more

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