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Research 10/29-10/31

1) Finish up with a few of the items that I didn't get finished with this week.

 

2) Compose the information that I gathered this week and insert it into my I-Search.

 

3) Do more overall research.

 

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Cotton Farmers: Photographs from the American South: Places: Design Observer

Cotton Farmers: Photographs from the American South: Places: Design Observer | American Agriculture | Scoop.it

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Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON)

Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON) is a network of farmers using sustainable growing methods. The Network is comprised of small and limited resource farmers that are either certified organic or growing organically.
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Small Farmers, Big Dreams - Inter-American Development Bank

Small Farmers, Big Dreams - Inter-American Development Bank | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
PepsiCo, along with the OM initiative, will scale a pilot program to incorporate small farmers into its sunflower supply chain. This will give them the chance to expand and enter the formal economy.
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USDA Forecasts Smaller Corn and Soybean Crops | Grainnet

USDA Forecasts Smaller Corn and Soybean Crops | Grainnet | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
Washington, DC—The Agriculture Department's monthly crop report lowered the 2012 production forecasts for corn and soybeans. Economists with the American Fa...
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Lautner Farms: Coblentz Show Cattle - Monopoly Heifer

Lautner Farms: Coblentz Show Cattle - Monopoly Heifer | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
Coblentz Show Cattle - Monopoly Heifer. Lot 8. Monopoly x Miss USA Heifer. For more info call: 319-330-8487. or go to. www.coblentzshowcattle.com. Posted by Lautner Farms at 6:57 AM ...
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Cattle Being Fed Candy As Corn Prices Increase

Cattle Being Fed Candy As Corn Prices Increase | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
Corn prices have skyrocketed in 2012 following the country's worse drought since 1988, and now one farmer has turned to candy as an alternative source of.
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Jason, Charlie's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:35 PM

This country has had a major drought that has effected the production of corn production.  Therefore the price of corn shyrocketed.  One farmer said the prices were so high, he started to feed his cattle candy instead of corn because candy has a high fat ratio. 

Jason, Charlie's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:38 PM

NORTH AMERICA!!!!!!    Economic: This article talks about how since the production of corn has been so low, the prices for it has jumped a lot.  Therefore one farmer decided to feed his cattle candy instead of paying the prices for corn. 

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What's in Your Beef? A Lot of Antibiotics, Says Food Industry Survey - Forbes

What's in Your Beef? A Lot of Antibiotics, Says Food Industry Survey - Forbes | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
Last week, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of New York released the results from a survey of over 60 fast food, retail, production and grocery companies asking them about their policies on the use of antibiotics in meat and poultry production.

 

The goal of the survey was to evaluate their level of transparency about antibiotic use and to reveal to consumers the extent to which antibiotics are used in their food.

 

“Through my survey, the food industry has provided us valuable information, and with that knowledge we must act,” said Rep. Slaughter in a press release. “I urge consumers to consider today’s findings when shopping, and I urge the FDA and my colleagues in Congress to strengthen our laws in order to fight the growing threat of superbugs. Until we do, the routine use of antibiotics will continue to breed antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten human health.”

 

See the article for the presentation of the colour coding.


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Research 10/22-10/24

1) Interview Austin Cole about current agricultural problems and talk about alternatives

2) Find a few more articles about current problems about this years drought

3) Look more indepth at the new articles that I scooped

 

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Climate Models Spell Hard Times for Tropical Farmers - Scientific American

Climate Models Spell Hard Times for Tropical Farmers - Scientific American | American Agriculture | Scoop.it

When Andy Jarvis wants to explain to locals how future climate change will affect agriculture in the tropics, he uses a familiar landmark: a mountain.


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USDA Grants Support Marketing Innovation for American Farmers and Ranchers - KTIC

USDA Grants Support Marketing Innovation for American Farmers and Ranchers - KTIC | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
USDA Grants Support Marketing Innovation for American Farmers and RanchersKTICAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will award matching grants for 22 projects under the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program to help...
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2012 Farm Bill is “stuck,” may pass in November « Cattle Call

2012 Farm Bill is “stuck,” may pass in November « Cattle Call | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
The Democrat-controlled Senate wants to eliminate almost all traditional farm subsidies and replace them with a system that compensates growers when revenue from a crop is more than 10 percent below average.
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What The Drought Of 2012 Tells Us About Industrial Agriculture

What The Drought Of 2012 Tells Us About Industrial Agriculture | American Agriculture | Scoop.it

Historic droughts have a way of exposing weaknesses in our agricultural system. In this case, it’s the tie between food and fuel. Put simply, we take nearly half of our corn crop and use it to produce 10% of our gasoline supply. This is a huge shift. As you can see in the graph, in 1989, 4% of domestically used corn went to ethanol, and 93% went to livestock feed, corn seed, and food products. By 2011, about 45% of the crop went to ethanol, with 55% going to feed, seed, and food.

The government may relax federal renewable-fuel standards in light of the drought and they may not. A number of farmers are already culling their herds because they can’t afford to feed them. This results in more meat on the market in the short term, but higher prices for the consumer in the long term, and fewer small family farms.


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No water, no crops: how this year’s North American drought will impact you

No water, no crops: how this year’s North American drought will impact you | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
Our governments need to wake up to the new reality of food insecurity, says Wayne Roberts. ...

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New Research Shows Cattle Producers Doing the Right Thing

New Research Shows Cattle Producers Doing the Right Thing | American Agriculture | Scoop.it
New Research Shows Cattle Producers Doing the Right Thing Oklahoma Farm Report Results from the 2012 National Beef Quality Audit show that beef producers are overwhelmingly doing what’s right says ...
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Forage, corn feed alternative for cattle may come from biodiesel industry

Forage, corn feed alternative for cattle may come from biodiesel industry | American Agriculture | Scoop.it

March 8, 2012
Forage, corn feed alternative for cattle may come from biodiesel industry
Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Dr. Jim MacDonald, 806-677-5600, jcmacdonald@ag.tamu.edu


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