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Calling Organic Farmers – You’re Needed in More Places

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April 3, 2015 │The Wall Street Journal According to the Wall Street Journal, the supply chain for certain organic crops is falling short of meeting the demand. Over the past 10 years, sales of organic foods has tripled – with projections of exceeding $45 billion in 2015. It’s not so much the organic veggies and fruits that are falling short, but primarily in the grains such as wheat, oats and corn. In addition there is a need for organic soybeans and even chickens. To try and manage the shortage, a number of companies have reached beyond their normal operations to dabble in farming and work with farmers more directly. Following…

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How to Recognize a Farming Short Circuit – a Precursor to a Food Crisis

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March 31, 2015 │USDA, Washington D.C.  Every year at this time, the USDA issues an estimate of what acres will be planted to the four (4) major crops for the coming year. It is not common knowledge that the market-play of the four major crops is a precursor to a food crisis. They are called major crops because they dominate – by acres – the land farmed in the U.S. – and to some extent the world. America’s 913 million acres of farmland are divided into two main categories – cropland and pasture. Of the 913 million acres, 324 million are in cropland and 589 million in pasture. On some…

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