The Buzz on Bees

Are Farm Chemical Harming Bee Populations?Over the past decade, there has been considerable discussion and debate about what is responsible for the decrease in bee populations in both North America and Europe. While environmental groups have been quick to advocate (without any evidence of course) that this was entirely due Read more…

Drone Farming

Can efficiencies increase if we farm from the sky? This past spring the US Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance for the use of drones for agriculture purposes, approving Yamaha’s RMAX drone helicopter to spray crop fields (it has been in use for 20 years in Japan). Although this approval comes with Read more…

Approvals of GM crops

Trying to reach new levels of crop technology with stagnant regulations Genetically modified (GM) crops have been produced for 20 years and have become essential components of food and feed production. In 2013, over 430 million acres of land worldwide produced GM crops (roughly 12% of farmable land). Such growth Read more…

Coexistence

Managing the Production of Conventional, GM & Organic Crops The ability to produce conventional, GM or organic crops is important to all farmers, regardless of which option they choose. While farmers are quite capable of managing production on their farms, the transportation and international trade of bulk grain commodities provide Read more…