Author name: Eskarina Handley

Eskarina is a Digital Editor here at Agro Cultures, producing content on a range of current and emerging topics.

The Beginners Guide to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Beginners Guide to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Are you a beginner looking to start your own vegetable garden? Growing your own vegetables can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be intimidating if you don’t know where to start. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to get started on your vegetable garden journey. From choosing the …

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The Most Profitable Crops for Small Farms: 5 Crops That Will Bring in the Most Money

Profitable Crops for Small Farms

Are you looking for the most profitable crops to grow on your small farm? Growing the right crops can be the difference between a profitable farm and a struggling one. In this article, we’ll discuss five of the most profitable crops for small farms and how you can maximize your profits. From vegetables to grains …

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture: A Comprehensive Approach

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Agriculture

Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for about 14.5% of global emissions. The main greenhouse gases emitted by agriculture are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). CO2 is emitted through the use of fossil fuels in agriculture, such as gasoline for tractors and natural gas for irrigation. It …

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New report warns of climate change impact on food security

climate change impact on food security

A new report released by the United Nations has warned of the potentially devastating impact of climate change on global food security. The report highlights the need for urgent action to mitigate the effects of climate change on food production, distribution and consumption. It also calls for increased investment in sustainable agriculture and food systems …

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Adapting To Climate Change: Strategies for Sustainable Farming

climate change and agriculture

Farming is an essential part of modern society and its importance cannot be overlooked. As climate change continues to have an increasing impact on weather patterns, farmers are forced to adapt their practices to ensure the long-term sustainability of their operations. As the effects of global warming become more severe, traditional farming methods become less …

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Impact Of Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) On Farming Jobs

Artificial Intelligence on farming jobs

The impact of technology on farm labor can be significant, as it can lead to increased efficiency and productivity on farms. For example, the use of tractors and other mechanized equipment can reduce the amount of labor required to cultivate and harvest crops. In some cases, this can lead to a reduction in the number …

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World Bank Says Rising Inflation Can Affect Food Security of Millions

Rising Inflation and Food Security

Globally, domestic food price inflation remains high. Data from August to November 2022 show that almost all low-income and middle-income countries experienced high inflation; 88.2% of low-income countries, 90.7% of lower-middle-income countries, and 93% of upper-middle-income countries experienced inflation levels above 5%, with many experiencing double-digit inflation. The proportion of high-income countries experiencing high food …

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US farmers have adopted a more muted outlook for 2023

US farmers have adopted a more muted outlook for 2023

US agriculture has experienced steady growth over the past several decades, with increases in both productivity and the value of agricultural output. There have been several factors that have contributed to this growth, including advances in technology and precision farming techniques, increased global trade, and a shift towards higher-value crops. One of the key drivers …

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Global Warming Shrinking Words Fertile Lands

Vertical farming and agriculture

Agriculture is one of the major drivers of biodiversity loss. It can lead to habitat destruction, as land is converted for agricultural use. This can result in the loss of habitat for many species of plants and animals. In addition, agriculture often involves the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which can have negative impacts on …

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UK Gov Announces Green farming schemes

Green farming

According to the government, farmers in England would receive more government payments for preserving the environment and producing food more sustainably. More farmers are intended to enrol in new environmental land management programmes as a result of the increase in payment rates (ELMS). The ELMS is intended to replace the Common Agricultural Policy of the …

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Conserving ground water is essential to feeding the world

Groundwater depletion can have significant impacts on ecosystems. When the water table drops, it can affect the plants and animals that depend on it for survival. Some of the potential impacts of groundwater depletion on ecosystems include: Overall, it is important to manage the use of groundwater in a sustainable way to ensure that it …

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WHO: Antimicrobial Resistance Cause Of 700,000 Deaths Globally

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant and growing public health concern. It occurs when microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) develop the ability to survive exposure to antimicrobial drugs, such as antibiotics, that were designed to kill them or inhibit their growth. As a result, these resistant microorganisms can multiply and spread, leading …

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EPA Publishes New WOTUS Rule

As anticipated, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a new regulation clarifying the Clean Water Act’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS). As anticipated, the definition keeps the long-standing exclusions for farming, but it reduces the exception for previously converted cropland that was included in the Navigable Waters Protection Rule of the Trump administration. …

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Growth in frequency of dry, hot, and windy conditions harm farm growth

Over the previous 40 years, Kansas and five other Great Plains states’ wheat yields were reduced by 4% due to the combined effects of unfavourable dry, hot, and windy climate patterns, according to research from Kansas State University published in the scholarly journal Nature Communications. The study, according to agricultural climatology professor Xiaomao Lin, was …

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