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Posts by Leonard S. Bull

Tools needed to feed 9 billion

March 26, 2013 3_26_13Banner

The word is out that we may have to feed 9 billion people—about 2 billion more than today—by 2050, and we have to do so with less arable land, and fewer water resources in an environment of greater weather extremes such as droughts and floods. While there exists a moral...

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It's time to fix the system

April 19, 2013 4_19_13Banner

As concern for how we feed 9 billion by 2050 rises in our consciences, support for the research needed to do so emerges as a major challenge. A recent paper released by AGree highlights how much the United States is lagging in investment in public supportfor agricultural research. This...

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Lessons from a failed farm bill vote

July 11, 2013 7-11-13 Banner

While the U.S. House of Representatives was able to pass a farm bill July 11th, the June 20th failure of the farm bill was probably not a particular surprise to anyone who took the time to really look at it. The real question is: Did those of us in agriculture—that part...

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