CropVillage update for July 22, 2010, Will Recent Roundup Ready Alfalfa Court Rulings Impact Ag Access To Biotechnology?

Below are some recent additions to CropVillage to help you manage your operations.

Crop Conversations

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Agriculture Sustainability - What does it mean to be 'sustainable' in agriculture? How do biodiversity and water issues play a part in ag sustainability? This Agchat discussion provides information, resource links, and discussion on agriculture sustainability.
  • Video: Risk Assessment As A Bio-security Improvement Tool - Dr. Derald Holtkamp explains Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program (PADRAP) and how it helps the industry.
  • Audio: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement - Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, states "you are not dealing with people who want to reach accommodation with the animal industries about what is proper animal husbandry‑‑and what are proper welfare practices."
  • Agriculture Uses Contests To Create Engagement - Creating media is a fun way to bring people together and share ideas about a cause or an idea. This summer there are several agriculture focused media creation contests being run.
  • Summer Farming Stress - AgChat conversation on summer farming stress and thoughts on approaches to caring for animals and staff.
  • Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty - Roger Thurow, former Wall Street Journal correspondent and co-author of Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, shares the "complexities of economic dysfunction" in trying to help the countries in Africa feed their people. Audio: Part 1 and Part 2.

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