Farm vehicles now weigh almost as much as heaviest dinosaurs – here’s why that’s a problem

What does a modern combine harvester and a Diplodocus have in common? One answer, it seems, may be their big footprints on the soil. A new study led by researchers from Sweden and Switzerland has found that the weight of farming machinery today is approaching that of the largest animals to have ever roamed the Earth – the sauropods.

CME Group Awards Young Ag Enthusiasts with $60K in Scholarships

(NewsUSA) - Every summer, the Illinois State Fair provides a platform for skilled young farmers to demonstrate their expertise in the agricultural industry, something that is udderly important …

The dangers of big data extend to farming

While farmers have used satellite weather data for decades, today’s big data practices are different. Data get collected by sensors built into farm machinery, called “precision” farm equipment. Then, corporate data scientists aggregate and “mine” these data for insights. While there are benefits to farmers who buy the data-driven insights, there are clear and potentially incommensurate benefits for the corporations. Both the data-driven insights as well as the datasets are sources of profit for private firms.

Space agriculture boldly grows food where no one has grown before

Whether to spend money on outer space exploration or to apply it to solve serious problems on Earth, like climate change and food shortages, is a contentious debate. But one argument in favour of space exploration highlights benefits that do, in fact, help study, monitor and address serious concerns like climate change and food production.

10 emerging wine regions across America

Plonk Wine Club reviewed data of 10 newly established wine regions across America growing in size and popularity. Here's what to know about the type of wine produced in each region.
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Latest tricks and strategies

If you’re looking to build a profitable farm that works, The Thriving Farmer Podcast is for you. Learn the latest tricks and strategies from …

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Startup Honey & Vegetable Farm + School in North Carolina!

Meet Kamal Bell and his students as they are building a farm in Cedar Grove, North Carolina from the ground up!

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The future of agribusiness

This show explores the people, companies, and ideas shaping the future of agribusiness. If you are curious about innovations in AgTech, rural entrepreneurship, agricultural sustainability, and food security ...

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A Beginners Perspective on Regenerative Agriculture

This is a vlog about our struggles and joys of living off the grid in the forests of Jämtland, Sweden.

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Living your rural life

Do you find yourself feeling alone living your Rural life? Are you searching for a community to be a part of?

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Wheat Harvest at Crossroad Farms in Indiana

In this action packed video I am out at Crossroad Farms in west central Indiana as they harvest their 2022 wheat crop, bale and move straw, work up the harvested wheat field and plant soybeans. Its a …