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Any Farming is Good Farming - Any Farming is Good Farming In the future you will go to the grocery store and pay $15 a pound for Pork, and $20 a pound for Beef. World hunger outside the United States will be running rampant because of an inadequate food supply. Houses will start to pop up on all of the United States prime farmland. If we continue to bash corporate farming, this is the world we would be looking at. Family farms would thrive because there is little competition. The world as a whole would suffer because the small farms in the United States could no longer supply the world, let alone its own citizens, with food....   [tags: Agriculture Essays]
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The Effects of Urbanization - ... It is important that humans make sure that these everyday resources are always kept at obtainable level for all and be safe for use (Watts, 2010) (Joshi, Kumar, Nazareth, & Ravindranath, 2007). In doing so, it means that these resources are will be used in a sensible manner that ensures that not much is wasted unnecessarily (Watts, 2010). Importance of Sustainability As sustainability is a concept of the preserving and conserving, more good can come out of it then bad. With it being introduced into society brings a more general way of thinking and more community cohesion and that will speed up the process in term of the preserving of the environment....   [tags: population growth, agriculture]
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Protecting The Children - ... The agriculture exemptions not only allow children to be hired to conduct dangerous work, but inappropriate long and arduous child labor When children are required to spend long amounts of time doing such arduous work, they are not being allowed to focus on their future. According to kidshealth.org, children should not be allowed to work too much because they need time to study and sleep. They recommend that fourteen-year-old-teens do not work before the hours of 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm; do not work more than eighteen hours total in a week; and do not work more than three hours on a school day (1)....   [tags: DOL, agriculture, children]
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Corn and Politics- The Numerous Benefits and Uses of Corn - A good percentage of the food in the supermarket is linked to a specific kind of plant. This vegetable, which has many uses, is corn. Since the beginning of the United States, corn has taken an important role in the development in the nation, meaning that without corn this nation would not be the same. When the Europeans came here, there were no real resources that they could exploit for the benefit of their survival. But then one can ask the question, how did the Native Americans survive before they were killed by the infectious viruses and diseases from the Europeans....   [tags: agriculture, economy] 959 words
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The Extent to Which Sources Agree that Russian Government Policy on Agriculture Constantly Fails and Peasants Resisted it Under the Tsarist - The Extent to Which Sources Agree that Russian Government Policy on Agriculture Constantly Fails and Peasants Resisted it Under the Tsarist The definition of a peasant remains the same throughout the period studied; 'A peasant is a person who permanantly lives and works on the land'. The peasants resistance was either a physical or mental movement where they opposed and refused to comply with new agricultural reforms passed. The initial impressions gathered from sources one to six is that consistant failure of agricultural policy is dominant throughout, yet peasants resistance is not so easy to detect....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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IT and Productivity - ... Long queues in the bank has been eliminated with the invention of the Automatic Teller Machines commonly known as ATMs which is one of the greatest inventions in the financial sectors. These machines are directly connected to the system and people can withdraw or deposit money. Completing the transaction using ATM generally takes less than a minute. It is quite evident that Information Technology has completely transformed the way how financial sector works. The large ledger books has been replaced by the database of the customers....   [tags: financial sector, agriculture sector]
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The World Produces Enough Food to Feed Everyone Discussion - ... There are a lot of small farmers in the developing countries who lack quality of seeds, fertilizers, irrigation, and other farming supplies. Governments who invest on agriculture have less hunger in their country. It helps poor people from poverty and hunger. There is a quote “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We could use this quote to help the people who live below the poverty line. For example, when we teach a woman how to farm, they would learn how to put the right food on the table and improve their nutrition, to create smarter and healthier kids, who can stay in school to grow, create more job opportunities, and pro...   [tags: poverty,world hunger,agriculture,nutrition]
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Monoculture is Needed - Centuries ago, the farming technique was only one: the rotational crops. For each season, people planted new seeds that would grow in the conditions given by the whether. After some time, the soil would rest and prepare for future cropping seasons. However, this is no longer the case, or at least it is no longer the only farming technique. Technology has made possible agriculture to grow, and to develop new techniques and types of crops. The most important new agricultural technique is monoculture, which is the single-species crop....   [tags: agriculture, farming, technology, crops]
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How Cotton Industry Contributes in the US Economy - ... In such scheme, slavery was essential since it generated a master class that enormously varied from the ruling class of capitalist industrial civilization. However, the Civil War ended slavery. Cotton and Technology With the appearance of modern technology, it has allowed an increasing the efficiency and productivity in cotton production. Particularly, fifty percent more cotton is generated globally nowadays on the same amount of land unlike 40 years ago. Because of excellent management techniques that further improved technologies they have caused a reduced insecticide applications in the U.S and throughout the globe....   [tags: agriculture, cotton production, farmers, crops]
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Economic Development Because of Rural Areas Migration - ... This causes dillusionment and thus psychological problems; this mostly leads to alcohol abuse especially among the youth. This shows that improving public services and creating employment in the rural areas can guarantee one good housing and income and enhance economic development in the rural area. Those who reside in rural areas mainly in the developing countries are not able to engage in worldwide chain standards whether as entrepreneurs or migrants. They may either create jobs in their own local labor markets that are generally as a consequence of the economic processes that occur internationally....   [tags: urban areas, rural migration, agriculture]
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Economic History of Prince Edward Island - ... While not all individuals invested in the market, its effects were experienced by all over a decade of turmoil known as the ‘Dirty Thirties’. This everlasting scar on the world economy brought hardship to a variety of economic factors such as Agriculture, Fishing and Store ownership. The crash disabled the growth of these economies in a variety of ways. Mainly, the decrease in investors actual return from the market compared to that of their expected return, led to a significant decrease in the amount of disposable income people could afford....   [tags: stock market, depression, agriculture industry]
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Food Ethics: Should Environmentalists Oppose Genetically Modified Food? - I will argue that environmentalists should not oppose genetically modified foods. Genetically modified foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) are crop plants that are modified in a laboratory to enhance desired traits, to offer greater yields, to improve pest and disease resistance, to increase nutrition, or to boost tolerance to temperature extremes, drought, and salinity (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide). This controversial concept has been debated among environmental activists, public interest groups, and other scientists and government officials since GMOs were introduced in 1996....   [tags: crop plants, nutrition, agriculture, GMO]
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Reproductive Technologies for Animals in Agriculture - As the years pass by, research is continually uncovering new methods to improve efficiency of domestic breeding programs for commercially farmed animals. Within every one of these methods there are advantages, disadvantages, limitations and ethical issues which must be investigated and addressed. Still, with the use of these realised technologies, there have been significant advances already, that indicate a more genetically focused, and technology based farming life for future years. Procedures including Embryo Transfer (ET) and Artificial Insemination (AI) are already being employed, with widespread use on commercial cattle properties....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Benefits of Hemp - Would it be possible to produce from the same source any types of paper, healthy soap, durable houses, omega-3 rich ice cream, stylish clothes, and bio-diesel. Would it be possible to do it organically and sustainability, with no pesticides and considerably less water. Well, yes, it’s very possible, just not here in the United States. Hemp is the answer to these possibilities. Here in Santa Cruz, a town well educated in marijuana, seemingly little is known about hemp. While hemp and marijuana are both plants of the Cannabis genus, hemp can’t be smoked like marijuana....   [tags: Agriculture] 853 words
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Commodity Chain Analysis - Introduction Most individuals have eaten rice sometime in their life, but for Asian cultures, it is consumed on a daily basis. In the comfort of your own home or in the convenience of a restaurant, no one really stops to think how those grains of rice ended up on their plate. This side option for many Americans is a necessary food source for several countries. Rice is an extremely vital grain that is consumed by a large portion of the world’s population. Due to the world’s constantly increasing number of inhabitants, rice farmers are finding it difficult to keep up with the high demand....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - ... The actions of self-sacrifice added to his character and presented a man with shattered dreams needing some sort of savior. Burden with all the responsibilities, Ethan would find a little savior by the name of Zenobia Pierce, also known as Zeena. Zeena would be a great asset to Ethan by taking care of his ill mother. She had a reputation for “the greatest hand at doctoring in the country” (Wharton, par. 21). These types of skills would become a necessity for modern times because “recent decades have witnessed an increase in home health care utilization globally” (Thumé & et al, par....   [tags: family farm, agriculture, american society]
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Life in Early America - In early America, socio-economic class, agriculture, religion and gender played four very important roles in regional distinctions of this newly developing country. Even though agriculture, religion, and gender were extremely important, the biggest factor was socio-economic life. A person’s socio economic class was what determined their life style from a wealth, treatment, and dress style and home, which are major aspects of human life. In Everyday Life in Early America, David Freeman Hawke explains how each of these four factors determined the life style of each early resident of America as well as the overall development of the country in its beginning years to emerge into a growing and im...   [tags: Agriculture, Religion, Gender, Socioeconomic Class]
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An Overview of Indonesia's Soil Sickness - An Overview of Indonesia's Soil Sickness The proper utilization of the world's soil to provide food for the world's increasing population is becoming an increasingly more important issue. In the tropical rain-forests, especially, the depletion of the natural ecological system has caused massive destruction to the rain-forests' soil, thereby impeding agricultural development. One of the stereotypes which is fostered by a concern for the proper use of the rain-forest habitat is that all slash and burn agriculture -- or swidden agriculture -- is detrimental to the rain-forest habitat, and should be halted completely....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays] 1604 words
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A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology - A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology The world of work in agriculture is in a process of rapid change. While "change" is by no means alien to agriculture, something new has entered the arena which promises and/or threatens to fundamentally alter agricultural practices across the globe. Biotechnology has already begun to be implemented resulting in what may be important shifts in not only agricultural production, but indeed changes in the very makeup of agricultural products themselves....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Papers]
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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction - High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction In my previous paper I did my research on the history, production, and trade of cane sugar that was mostly produced in the United States. On our study abroad trip to Mexico we saw some sugar cane fields from the road, but we did get to tour any of the farms or see any sugar processing factories. So I was thinking to myself how I am going to write a paper on sugar cane in Mexico if I never experienced any of it while I was down there....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Mexico Papers]
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The Study of the Affects of Long Term Agruculture on the Soils of Europe - The Study of the Effects of Long Term Agruculture on the Soils of Europe 1. Introduction Soil, like iron, is a natural resource. Just as iron is mined from the earth, soil is mined for its nutrients by farmers across the globe. What most people don't realize is that like iron, soil is a non-renewable resource. Soils form naturally at rates of 0.5-0.02 mm/yr, whereas the average human-induced erosion rate is 2.0 mm/yr in the U.S.(Yassoglou, 1987). These numbers reflect the dire predicament of soils around the world, and demand answers to questions such as: What causes the degradation of soils....   [tags: Geology Geological Soil Papers] 1881 words
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Agroecology and Miguel Altieri - Agroecology and Miguel Altieri Agroecology and agriculture in general took a giant leap forward in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. Previously, the New and the Old World only shared three species: sweet potato, bottle gourd, and coconut. Now that this New World had been discovered, there was much that could be gained, and it was more than just gold (Bermejo 1994). Many attempts at growing crops in the new and very different environment proved frivolous, but others found success....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays Papers] 1102 words
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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - There seems to be an ongoing battle between the evolution of bacteria and modern medicine. This has become a serious problem in hospitals as bacterial resistant infections continue to be on the rise despite the practice of standard precautions that treat all patients as if they have an infectious disease. One of the leading public health threats today is meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. With all of the advancements in medicine, it is hard to believe that we do not have the ability to manufacture new antibiotics that would target these resistive organisms....   [tags: medicine, antibiotics, infection, agriculture, EU]
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Yuma: Beginning Anew - Professor Moore English 101 November 20, 2013 Yuma: Beginning Anew What do many people typically think when they hear of Yuma, Arizona. The vast majority of people would think that Arizona itself is just a desert region that greatly resembles an old western movie. On the contrary, however, Arizona -especially Yuma-, is a beautiful place that has invaluable history with the Native American tribes in the area and military history going back to WWII with General Patton and his troops with the Yuma Proving Grounds and Yuma Air Station....   [tags: Yuma, agriculture, climate, native american]
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Community Gardens at this University - A Growing University: Community Gardens Humanity, when striving to create a more perfect world, may have difficulties in choosing a place to begin. However, in light of the direction much of humanity is quickly going, it seems obvious where to look. All over the world, urban populations are rapidly growing. Researchers predict that the time when 50% of the world’s population lives in cities is quickly approaching (“News and Highlights” 1). As urban populations increase, hunger becomes a growing concern....   [tags: Agriculture Community Garden Farming]
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Should the U.S. Subsidize Public Grazing? - Should the U.S. Subsidize Public Grazing. Public grazing has sparked disagreement ever since the first cattlemen came west. Whether the criticism came from fellow ranchers and homesteaders, or from the government and environmentalists, there have always been problems with the use of public resources. The United States should subsidize grazing on public lands. Opponents to subsidized grazing cite the economic and environmental benefits that would emerge if the grazing was to be greatly reduced or stopped....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Environment Essays]
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Hunger in Afghanistan - Hunger and malnutrition have a negative impact on health of people, especially children. Undernourished children with their growths lacking physical and mental capabilities are less effective and have low earnings. The current situation in Afghanistan is dramatic, as nearly a third of the population, about 7.4 million people, can’t get constant access to food (Pauli 2007/8). One of the solutions for this problem is supporting female population by providing them with specific knowledge in field of agriculture....   [tags: agriculture, women, health, farming, food]
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The Effects of the Green Revolution on the Punjabi Soils of India - The Effects of the Green Revolution on the Punjabi Soils of India The Green Revolution hopes to avert global hunger crises by enabling developing nations to be self sufficient. The goal is to replace old agricultural traditions with newer Western practices. Developing nations can increase their total yields by using genetically engineered seeds, large irrigation projects, and prolific quantities of fertilizer. The aim of this paper is examine the methods of the Green Revolution, and their effects on the soils of the Punjab region in India....   [tags: Agriculture Persuasive Argumentative Papers]
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Hunger in India - In recent years people often suppose that the hunger might be understood as weakness caused by not enough nutrition. Actually, there are some different meanings between hunger and malnutrition. In general, they are existing as complex difficulty and people can not solve them separately. In some countries the percentage of hunger index is so high like in case of India. Moreover, the study of global hunger was shown that a great deal of humanity suffer from this issue every year. In order to fight with hunger it is important to understand basic principles which lead to happening of hunger....   [tags: agriculture, scarcity, food, nutrition, starvation]
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Permaculture: A New Way of Growing - Permaculture: A New Way of Growing Permaculture is a term created in 1978 by Bill Mollison and one of his students, David Holmgren. Bill Mollison is an Australian ecologist who combined the words "permanent" and "agriculture." Holmgren and he defined permaculture as: "An integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man." (Holmgren xix).A newer definition of permaculture that Holmgren mentions in his book is "Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber, and energy for the provision of local needs." (Holmgren xix).Both definitions leave room for the...   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays]
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The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer - The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer The following are excerpts from a research project undertaken by Ramya Bavikatte on her Washington Semester at American University. Ramya traveled with her class to Kenya, where she learned more about the issues of small holder agriculture and the Gikuyun farmer. The purpose of this research project is to study the economic and social implications of smallholder agriculture in Kenya. The shift of smallholders from subsistence farming to cash crop farming created significant changes in the standards of living, social security, reproduction, and the sexual division of labor....   [tags: Economics Kenya Agriculture Essays] 1550 words
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Drip Irrigation and Soil - Drip Irrigation and Soil Introduction Irrigation has had a substantial effect on agricultural history, from its use by Egyptian and Iranian farmers over 2500 years ago through modern agriculture (Troth 1980). The most common irrigation techniques of today are furrow, flood, sprinkler and drip. Furrow and flood both flood the irrigated area, while sprinkler and drip are direct applicators. Drip irrigation is gaining popularity for its efficiency of irrigation. Drip Irrigation Drip, or trickle, irrigation is a process of selective water application....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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Hydric Soils as a Part of Water Treatment in Wetland Systems - Hydric Soils as a Part of Water Treatment in Wetland Systems Most basically, a hydric soil is defined as "A soil that is saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part (Kent, 1994, p. 26)." Included by this definition in the United States Department of Agriculture/Soil Conservation Service's list Hydric Soils of the United States are all of the poorly drained and very poorly drained soils and most of the somewhat poorly drained soil series....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Essays]
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Genetically Modified Crops - In a perfect world, what would everyone have. Well, they most likely would have good health, money, stability, and proper environment to live very productive lives. This is what people strive to have, but very few receive. Why. There are many reasons. One reason might be the lack of agricultural advancement in many countries. If these countries were to embrace genetically modified crops, the citizens would have much better lives. According to Osakabe, Yuriko, Kajita, and Osakabe, in their article “Genetic Engineering Of Woody Plants: Current And Future Targets In A Stressful Environment”, genetic engineering in plants is better than traditional breeding methods because “…they bypass the lo...   [tags: agriculture, genetic engineering, health, economy]
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Economic Effects of the Black Plague in England - ... The more labor intense grain farming was nearly impossible with the shortage of workers, leading to the most readily available solution to the crisis, which was changing the formerly arable land, to pasture. Based on well documented accounts of manorial lords, this was the most practical option for a group who depended heavily on hired labor, which had become expensive. This wasn’t a total loss however, as putting more land to grass and raising flocks of sheep was a venture with a positive outlook as the textile industries in thirteenth century Europe had enjoyed a growing demand....   [tags: agriculture, plague, black death, middle ages]
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The Power of Models and Modeling - The Power of Models and Modeling Models have evolved since the turn of the century. There are models for most any item or system that exists. Developments in mathematics have enabled the world of models to explode. Now most everything can be modeled using some sort of mathematics. Agriculture is field that must rely on predictions. The Farmers Almanac is a source of information that allows one to predict upcoming events. The data in the Almanac is used to model events, especially hydrologic events that can occur in the future....   [tags: Science Agriculture Essays]
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Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability - Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability Agriculture is responsible for providing food for an ever-growing population, and as it becomes clear that yields cannot continue to rise without limit, sustainability of agricultural practices becomes an increasingly important question. The soil is a precious resource in which all of agriculture has its base, and careful management of this complex system is essential. Crop rotation is one of the most important management practices in a sustainable agriculture system, both as a means of conserving soil and of maintaining its fertility....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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Using Food to Build A Community - Using Food to Build A Community Two blocks from the city courthouse in Goshen, tucked into the corner of W. Washington Street, is the Mill Race Farmers Market. Some older members of the community may remember this gray-sided building as a sawmill or later, a furniture warehouse powered by energy created on the Mill Race. In May of 2000, however, families biked down the Mill Race bike trail, and cars, and tractor beds transformed the deserted parking lots surrounding the building into a place of bustling activity....   [tags: Produce Agriculture Farming Essays] 1281 words
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Weed Control Management in Crop Production - Weed Control Management in Crop Production Eons ago, our ancestors were a nomadic peoples that relied on their physical abilities as well as luck to survive. Our ancestors were a people that obtained their food through hunting and gathering. With the intelligence inherent of the human race, our ancestors soon realized that the hunting and gathering life style was not very reliable, nor did it allow much in the way of free time. The search began for an easier way to get food. Soon people realized that if they grew their vegetables close by and put up fences to keep the animals in, they would have a fairly reliable and easily attainable food source....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Papers]
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Mimicking the Natural Environment - Mimicking the Natural Environment In Clifford Geertz’s article, Two Types of Ecosystems, he suggests that the uneven distribution of the Indonesian population is in direct correlation with the different methods of agriculture used by those in the densely populated area and those in the less populated area. Geertz explores the distinct characteristics of two methods of cultivation in Indonesia, swidden and sawah agriculture. Swidden agriculture, as described by Geertz, is when the forest is burned and cleared so new crops can be sowed....   [tags: Agriculture Nature Essays]
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The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly - The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly The Eugene and Rachel Boone Dairy Science Complex at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo contains a fully-operational dairy and research facilities for students in the Dairy Science department. This complex is located on Mt. Bishop Road, past the Crops Unit and Veterinary Hospital, and sits in the scenic foothills of Bishop’s Peak. Cal Poly has one of the largest Dairy Science departments in the country and it is the only university on the west coast to offer a specific Dairy Science major....   [tags: Agriculture] 406 words
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Economic Analysis of Roundup-Ready Soybeans - Economic Analysis of Roundup-Ready Soybeans In 1974, Monsanto Corporation registered the chemical glyphosate for agricultural use in the United States. Monsanto marketed glyphosate, otherwise known as Roundup, as a broad-spectrum herbicide designed to kill “a wide variety of annual and perennial grasses, sedges, broad-leaf weeds, and woody shrubs” (Mendelson, 1998). Glyphosate kills such a huge assortment of plants and weeds by inhibiting the creation of EPSP synthase, an enzyme in plants that is required to synthesize the amino acid phenylalanine (Kliener, 1998)....   [tags: Agriculture Economics Essays]
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Public Lands vs. Feedlot Feeding - Public Lands vs. Feedlot Feeding Grazing has always been a key element in beef production. Today there are hundreds of controversies and issues relating to feedlot feeding and public land grazing. How these concerns can be managed are seen and viewed by many different people with various methods. However, in the meantime, this nation wide problem will continue to affect thousands in numerous, dissimilar ways. Virtually all problems associated with grazing are due to the continuous presence of cattle on the same land for an extended period of time....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Essays Papers] 919 words
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Cooperative Extension - In the beginning, extension services were established more than 100 years ago to facilitate a link for farmers to new knowledge and technology in order to increase agricultural production. Extension services were first introduced in the United States through the city libraries, and by the Farmer Institute’s experimental station staff in Massachusetts (Seevers, Graham, & Conklin, 2007). Extension work gradually expanded to the rural populations in other parts of the United States, which contributed to a national system, because 50% of the U.S....   [tags: Politics, Technology, Agriculture, Economics] 1469 words
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Cultures Connected - Culture is defined as the sum total of the ways of living built up by a group and passed on from one generation to another. Throughout history different groups have evolved into their own cultures. Numerous countries have branched out and found their own paths in which they pass down to their youth. Although each culture is different they each derived from civilization. When tracing the background of different societies, it is found that there are certain cultural features that are communal to other civilizations throughout the world....   [tags: civilization, agriculture, religious customs]
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Comparing and Contrasting Farm and Factory Jobs - Working on a farm or in a factory has both similarities and differences, but moving from a rural to a city job could be quite difficult. Farm and factory jobs are similar because they are dangerous and require intense physical labor. Both the farm and factory jobs have daily hazards. In 2009, farming continues to be the most dangerous job in the United States, due to the constant risk of animal stampedes or agricultural machinery accidents. In factories, like Grede Foundries, ear and eye protection against deafening crashes and flying sparks is required, as well as having all skin covered to prevent from hot metal burns....   [tags: Agriculture, compare contrast] 700 words
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Organic Food - Many consumers and farmers have discovered that living in an industrialized culture where the focus has become faster, bigger, and cheaper is not the best way to produce our food. Obsessed with productivity, the agriculture industry is reaping the negative consequences of creating an unsustainable environment for food production. Time and time again, the media captures stories regarding deadly bacterial contamination and dangerous pesticide contamination causing illness and death in our communities....   [tags: farming, agriculture, food production]
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Famine is Not a Natural Disaster - This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. - Barack Obama This quote taken from a speech that Barack Obama gave whilst running for the presidency will go down in history as an embodiment of the vision of hope and change that gave life to his campaign. It also is an explicit reference to anti-global warming movement. Although the sentiment is profoundly noble it is rather interesting that famine is presented in the same vein as sea rise and storms, that is to say presented as a direct result of environmental issues....   [tags: Environment Poverty Agriculture]
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Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques - Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques Works Cited Missing Introduction In 1997 genetically modified foods were introduced to commercial agriculture in the form of herbicide resistant soybean seed (Farnham, Wang, and Wisner 2000). The seven years since have marked a major change in the way people worldwide look at food and its production. It has become an important issue for farmers, consumers, the government and world economies, as the safety and ethics of GMOs are debated. In response to the use of GMOs, and the overall distrust many consumers have toward them, there has been an explosion in the marketing of organic foods....   [tags: Food Agriculture Science Papers] 1995 words
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Nitrogen Management - Nitrogen management is crucial component for sustainable crop production, it is desirable to adapt N supply with crop N use to maximize efficiency. In Egypt, due to intensive cultivation of high yielding crop varieties, the nutrients supplying capacity of soil is declining. Producers tend to apply insurance application of N to make them feel more confident about N sufficiency. These practices may lead to over application of N fertilizer and result in groundwater pollution by nitrate (NO3) due to the elevated levels of NO3 in the soil profile (Asadi et al....   [tags: Environment, Agriculture, Crop Production] 629 words
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Farming in 19th Century America - Evidently, during the 1870-1900 period, farmers expressed drastic discontent in which their attitudes and actions had a major impact on national politics. First and foremost, farmers began to feel that their lives were threatened by competition with railroads, monopolies, trusts, currency circulation shortage, and the desire for Mother Nature to destroy their crops. The majority of the people of America were slaves, and monopoly was the master (Document C). Monopolies were dictating the way the agricultural industry functioned as a whole....   [tags: Agriculture, American History] 992 words
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Vertical Farming - From jetpacks to teleportation and even cloning, humans have many ideas for the future. One fairly new idea is vertical farming. Vertical farming is a very promising idea, which may take off in the near future; however, the benefits currently do not outweigh the disadvantages. Dickson D. Despommier is a microbiologist, ecologist, and Professor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University. In Despommier’s book, The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, vertical farming is the idea of farming goods such as vegetables, fruits, and even some animals in a controlled environment (3)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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