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Midwest’s crops could be key to world survival
Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:46 PM

By Mark Holtsberry

Education specialist, Paulding SWCD

As I thumbed through articles, clips and random notes, thinking of something to write about, I stumbled onto this article that I felt that was interest to the general public. Here it goes:

“Why is the U.S. State Department concerned with the way Midwesterners farm their land? Answer, agriculture intersects with domestic and foreign trade policies, global food security and climate change in major ways. In addition, today’s farmers will soon face the challenges of creating a sustainable agriculture system as the world population grows from seven billion to nine billion in the next 40 years.