Share Your Stories with the Smithsonian

In agribusiness, Education by Cindy

A new exhibit is being developed for the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History that presents the history of agriculture in our nation from a business perspective. Part of the development process is a website that is collecting and archiving stories and photos about the progress of American agriculture through the years. Curator Peter Liebhold says they created the Agriculture …

American Character Fuels Future of Our Farms

In Activism, agribusiness, Biotechnology, Farming, International, Media by Cathryn

Farming looks quite different in America than it does in Europe. While many offhandedly write off the modernizations that allow American farmers to produce such an abundant, affordable food supply by characterizing U.S. farmers as passive pawns of agribusiness, The Economist magazine dug deeper in recent article and found American farming to be a product more of a forward-looking, achievement-driven …

The Need for Future Talent in Ag

In agribusiness, Audio, Education by Cindy

It was over 2,000 years ago that Jesus said “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few” and that is apparently very true today in the agribusiness world. The AgCareers.com HR Roundtable, which included more than 60 agribusiness companies and university representatives, highlighted the need for workers to meet the growing demand for jobs in the industry. According to …

Ag Facing a Different Kind of Drought

In agribusiness, Audio by Cindy

Heavy rains this year have pretty much washed away the drought conditions of last year at this point, but Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant says there is another drought in agriculture right now that could have more devastating long term impacts to the industry on a global scale. “Today we’re in a different kind of drought – and that’s a talent …