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2 Trade Deals and Plant Food in a Pear Tree: Top News in 2019

2 Trade Deals and Plant Food in a Pear Tree: Top News in 2019

2019 is winding down quickly and all of us, from supermarket shopper to farmer, must admit it’s been a pretty wild ride for the food industry. The headlines about ag, our food and how we get it – from dirt to dinner – have been consistently interesting, sometimes surprising and occasionally astounding. How about a wrap-up to summarize some of the more awe-inspiring stories from 2019?

Animal Welfare and Health, Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Safety, Food Trade, Soil and Crop Management

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5 Surprising Facts about Our Organic Foods

5 Surprising Facts about Our Organic Foods

Why do we all have a different definition for organic foods? Is it really pesticide-free? Hormone-free? And if the label reads “natural”, is it also organic? We took a look at how the USDA monitors organic products and what the term really means.

Food Regulations and Policy

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Soil Health: A Personal Chronology of a Global Paradigm Shift

Soil Health: A Personal Chronology of a Global Paradigm Shift

Tillage in croplands is one of the primary drivers of land degradation, but it doesn’t need to be. Join TNC's Michael Doane as he experiences zero-tillage cropping systems with farmers in India, and beyond.

Soil and Crop Management

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Land Degradation: The History Lesson We Are Still Learning

Land Degradation: The History Lesson We Are Still Learning

While the Dust Bowl era is often seen as an anomalous, historical and uniquely American experience, the reality is unfortunately different. Agricultural lands around the world continue to slowly degrade. Guest writer, Michael Doane, explores this topic as part of an ongoing series about restoring land degradation.

Soil and Crop Management

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