Argentina's New resurging interest in the Falkland Islands
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By the numbers, how has farming changed since 'So God Made a Farmer'?

By the numbers, how has farming changed since 'So God Made a Farmer'? | Argentina's New resurging interest in the Falkland Islands | Scoop.it
Ryan Goodman is a generational rancher from Arkansas with a degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Tennessee, studying beef cattle management.
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The techonology involved with farming has increased exponentially increasing the efficiency and outputs of farmland. This gives reason as to why there are less acres per farm than there were in 1978. From 1978 to now many other differences have been made. Today there are 920,000,000 of farmland in the U.S. Previously, in 1978 it there was almost 1,000,000,000 acres. The average age of farmers has also increased, this is due to both in-migration from some rural areas. 

 

This article relates to the fifth unit we did in Ap Human Geo. It shows the effects of the green revolution, and modern industrial agriculture. Though with the new technologies involved it also shows how far we have come since the intitial prime of the green revolution. This is visible because if the average age of farmers is now 57 years old, this means that the technologies have become easy to use, and extremely efficient. The modern effects of industrial farming can also be seen with the increase in price per an acre of farmland. Though this realistically could be seen as inflation, it suggests that the same amount of farmland now has the ability to produce more, more efficiently than in 1978.

 

 

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The Real Reason Behind Argentina's Renewed Interest in the Falkland Islands - OilPrice.com

The Real Reason Behind Argentina's Renewed Interest in the Falkland Islands - OilPrice.com | Argentina's New resurging interest in the Falkland Islands | Scoop.it
The Real Reason Behind Argentina's Renewed Interest in the Falkland Islands
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Argentina is persisting with its claims to the Falkland Islands, perhaps with a dangerous insistence that many in London had underestimated.
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Argentina has taken a political play this month. They have decided to resurface issues around the british control of the Falkland Islands. This is a very strange move by Argentina. It can only be said that the Argentenian government is attempting to dim the light on other issues in their country. These issues could be the rescent economic and political issues that are occuring. In any case, this move by Argentina will never make a world court case. The british residents have been living there before Argentina ever made a case to obtain the islands. This new come threat from Argentina has made the British divert funds and other resources in order to prepare for anything that may happen in the worst case scenario. The only case that could be made is that Bueno Aires is closer than London in terms of distance, though this single issue holds no status against the residents on the island.

 

This relates to our unit of geopolitics because it is a direct confrontation between two countries. This talks about the citizenship of the peoples living their, and how the Falkland Islands is actually a british nation-state.

 

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