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Future Of Ag, Is Worth Waiting For?

Economist Brian Briggeman, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch, discusses the outlook for the agriculture economy and international transitions. 

100 Questions That Can Change Agriculture

Many organizations are stating that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people on Earth and that agriculture must change to be able to produce enough food for this growing population.


Despite a significant growth in food production over the past half-century, one of the most important challenges facing society today is how to feed an expected population of some nine billion by the middle of the 20th century.

The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture is the result of research and focused conversations about the global issues, agriculture, and being able to meet the food needs of the world.


The aim is to use sound scientific evidence to inform decision making and guide policy makers in the future direction of agricultural research priorities and policy support. If addressed, we anticipate that these questions will have a significant impact on global agricultural practices worldwide, while improving the synergy between agricultural policy, practice and research. This research forms part of the UK Government's Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures project.

Latinos in Agriculture - a Leadership Forum on Capitalizing Hispanic Talent

Coming later this year, TCTS Global in partnership with AgForLife LLC, will be hosting "Latinos in Agriculture; a Leadership Forum on Capitalizing Hispanic Talent". The goal of the event is to provide a workshop to connect industry, government, and education for transforming the agricultural workforce of the future.

When you consider that the Hispanic population is projected to grow to over 30% of the total of the U.S. population by 2050 – U.S. Census Bureau, one might agree that this may offer a window of opportunity for Agriculture. These demographic changes bring with them opportunities to tap into this emerging market to build a future pipeline of students, employees, employers, and ultimately consumers of our agricultural products and services.

The workshop aims to help stakeholders to take deliberate approaches in improving the Latino/Hispanic representation in the Agricultural and Food related Industries. In addition, it will explore ways on how to inform and persuade industry, government, and academia of the huge potential Latinos can represent to Agriculture.

If our Agricultural and Food industries are to be sustainable and maintain its dominance in world markets, Hispanic leadership and involvement must be part of the formula.

Reducing Livestock Emissions

The Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA), held October 3 to 8, 2010 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, produced some usable information to help operations tackle livestock emissions. From, here are Ten Steps Toward Tackling Livestock Emissions:

Ideas on Pork Industry Trend Spotting

Brett Stuart - Global AgriTrends, helps clarify the global pork market trends, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.

Brett's watch list: The Great Russian Experiment : Continued delistings?; The Great China Experiment: Pork self-sufficiency and industrialization plan; U.S. economy remains weak – likely prolonged; Mexico trucking dispute – carousel retaliation now on pork; and High Grain PAIN!

What Is The Future of Pork Industries?

Dr. Roger Campbell, Pork Cooperative Research Center (CRC), share an international perspective on the the future of the pork industries, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.

Continue to enhance efficiency of production and actively address likelihood of increasing and volatile feed costs; Exploit growing global demand for pork and cost advantages – more exports and better understanding global customer demands; Be aware of growing welfare and environmental concerns – they are likely to affect all countries directly and indirectly.

Swine Forecast 2011

Swine Forecast 2011 Swine Forecast 2011 This webinar, held December 1, 2010, focused on exports and international markets. Dr. Steve Meyer, Brett Stuart, Dr. Roger Campbell and Chris Wall each presented an industry view that is sure to help you as you plan your year.

Swine Forecast 2011 presentations

Presentations from the Swine Forecast 2011, December 1, 2010.

Brett Stuart - Global Pork Market Trends

Global Pork Market Trends - Brett Stuart - Global AgriTrends, from the Swine Forecast 2011 webinar, December 1, 2010.

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