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Quotes to Raise Your Food and Agriculture IQ

Touch the Soil News #211 One of the things we follow is the emergence of a world in which food is less than abundant. It’s a Some of the best sources of information about this topic come from Investment and Venture Capital – viewing food and agriculture as arenas with tremendous investment opportunity. What makes them different is that they are putting their money where their mouth is – pouring billions of dollars into a convergence of food need and limited supply. One such company is Anterra Capital located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Anterra is backed by two of the world’s largest privately held financial institutions – Rabobank and Fidelity…

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Climate Volatility Math – $300 Million Lost in South Carolina Crops

Touch the Soil News #204 “Over the past few days here in South Carolina, I’ve watched, worried and prayed for friends and families who have been terribly impacted by this natural disaster.” – Hugh E Weathers, Commissioner South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Flooded cropland in South Carolina (photo courtesy of SC Dept. of Ag) The drought earlier in the season in South Carolina, plus the flooding this fall, has turned the situation into a state of emergency.   With thousands of farm acres under water, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture estimates crop losses will total $300 million or more. This represents about 10 percent of South Carolina’s $3 billion…

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