Renewable Farming

Month: December 2015

Global warming pact of Paris: History’s most incredible “false flag” shakedown

A “false flag” incident is the classic name given to an attack or event staged as a pretext for political or military action.  History is full of these false flag events, such as the  contrived attack on Germany by Polish-uniformed German soldiers — to justify Germany’s invasion of Poland. It’s known as the Gleiwitz incident, described this …

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Non-GMO labeled retail food sales have surpassed USDA “Organic”

Today’s Wall Street Journal (Dec. 9, 2015) features a page 1 article, “Organic vs. Non-GMO Food Makers Face Off” — dramatizing the fact that both organic-labeled and non-GMO-labeled food items are gaining market share rapidly. Hopefully you can read the original article at this link, but it’s possible that you’ll need a subscription.  What we …

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Oregon Right to know group warns end run by “DARK Act” sponsors

Advocates of the DARK Act — Denying Americans the Right to Know about GMO ingredients in their food — are apparently launching a new way to get legislation barring states and localities from imposing GMO food labeling. Paige Richardson, Director of the group “Oregon GMO Right to Know,” sent us this message today: “The good news: voters …

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An array of idea-filled winter meetings where you may see learning opportunities

Today, our longtime friends at AgriEnergy Resources e-mailed to their clients a list of winter grower meetings around the country. We’re passing the list on to you, as it’s full of opportunities to learn more about biologically sound production.  The three meetings highlighted in green are those where we’ll be presenting our 2015 field research results, plus …

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Consultant Bob Streit: No input is immune from “saving” $100 per acre in 2016

Marketing and market prices seem to be the big issue this fall as everyone realizes we have lots of bushels seeking a home. Livestock numbers are up while export numbers appear erratic and headed downwards. Ethanol numbers remain static, but with only one new plant built in the Midwest in the last three years there …

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“Soil Health Institute” announced — to break new ground on soil biology

On Dec. 5, World Soil Day, two charitable foundations launched a $20 million new “Soil Health Institute” dedicated to” “serve as the primary resource for soil health information, working to set soil-health standards and measurement, build knowledge about the economics of soil health, offer educational programs, and coordinate research in all aspects of soil and …

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Dec. 10-11: Free seminar focusing on profitable “Farming for Future Generations”

This  winter’s crop production seminar offered by BRT Ag&Turf introduces a whole new dimension: A morning session devoted to safe, pure and abundant water for your family, your farm and future generations.  That will be the focus of presenters from the Blue Planet Groupe, a dedicated core of innovators who realize that water is fast …

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Big step toward robotic weed control: Crops that emit a special frequency

We’ve long hoped for a robotic, GPS-controlled laser “cultivator” that would whack weeds out of crops.  Scanning leaf shapes would be one way for the system to tell weeds from corn or beans. But a more practical way is already under development: Seed treating crops with a marking compound which causes the growing crop’s leaves to …

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European Parliament debates scientific basis for renewing glyphosate registration

Independent scientists across the European Union are warning the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) to look at the full range of health impact data before re-registering glyphosate herbicide. The Deutsche Welle news agency has a revealing look at this controversy at this link.  The World Health Organization has listed glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” while the EFSA …

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Grassroots biotech battle in Argentina heats up as health issues become more clear

A non-profit international group encouraging ag biodiversity published a detailed report at this link on Dec. 1, revealing that the Argentine public has stepped up opposition against GMO crops and related chemicals. It could be a preview of coming distractions here in the Midwestern USA.  Almost certainly, any meaningful opposition to biotech in America will arise …

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