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in the land of industrial-scale agriculture, truck farming -- small-scale fresh fruit and vegetable production -- is booming, encouraged by the rising consumer interest in food grown locally, an industry worth $7 billion. The country has 8,100 farmers' markets, and nearly 150,000 farmers and ranchers sell their products directly to consumers. Some 44 percent of schools have links to local farms for student meals.
To encourage the trend, the us government on june 9 launched local food, local places, a program that provides experts in agricultural, transportation, the environment and the regional economy to rural communities to help them build local food systems
but it is a tough row to hoe. Âto make a good standard of living for a conventional corn and soybean farm, it takes up to 2,000 acres (800 hectares). If you want the same standards of living on a vegetable farm, you could probably do it on 10 acres, said craig chase, an economist at iowa state university who has been watching the rise of sustainable, organic, and local farming in the us since the 1980s.
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the zintro blog team+4 Other Responses
Invitation to authors for the new novaâ´s book on agriculture management for climate change
we very happy to announce a new book project venture, an initiative (as per contract) with nova science publishers inc. (ny), silvia lac (brazil) and colleagues from murdoch university (australia) - dr mark mchenry and from the university of saskatchewan (canada) â dr suren kulshreshtha. Suren and mark have an agricultural background and silvia has a forestry background, and all have diverse interests in several related fields. Together silvia, suren, and mark have complementary skills as part of the editing team, with over 20 years and over 500 scientific publications directly relevant to this specific book topic: agriculture management for climate change.
We invite peers to be contributing authors to one or more chapters in this book. Abstracts due date for submissions is november 15 (2013), and the full article is march 15 (2014).
There are no costs or revenues associated with being a contributing author.
silvia, suren, and mark+4 Other Responses
Looking for agriculture industry expert with focus on precision farming and other data intensive ag applications. We need industry insights, trends and insights into the relative strengths and challenges facing industry leaders, including monsanto. We also need your perspective on the future of ag in key global markets. This insight will be used to inform a consulting team who has a workshop with the c-suite at an industry leader in january.+8 Other Responses