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Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel and other products used to sustain human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization.

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Combines moving down the assembly line in grande ilsand nebraska at the case factory

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2024/02/11
13:24 UTC

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Farmers song from France

Like an emotianal travel …

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2024/02/11
08:56 UTC

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Does Russia produce and export ginger root?

I happened to buy Russian ginger root in my local market. Since the origin country of ginger is India, I don’t see how Russia with such a different climate can produce it. Anyways, if they started producing is it healthy? It looks more similar to the Indian one, than the usual Chinese ginger that they sell here.

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2024/02/10
15:45 UTC

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Worm Farms

Looking into recycling food waste for a school project, wondering how small can i make a worm farm and roughly how many worms can i put in one square foot of space. And how fast they can break down food scraps

if anyone knows a better sub for this post please comment

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2024/02/10
09:56 UTC

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If 5 gallons of 2,4-D Amine Weed Killer are enough to cover 1,000 square feet, how many mL would you use in your experiment to cover 15 square feet of your test plot?

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2024/02/10
08:46 UTC

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Farming with my grandmother

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2024/02/09
11:18 UTC

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WASDE/StatsCan/CONAB REPORT NUMBERS

CONAB/StatsCan/WASDE all came out Thursday, Feb 8. Here are the takeaways

CONAB in million tonnes (prior)

Soybeans 149.4 (155.27)

Corn 113.7 (117.6)

We take issue with last year’s production unchanged at 154.6. This helps explain why so many foreign analysts started so low this year. Anyone making guesses and relying on this data will be even more confused after this report. The market is going to stay higher for corn and soybeans until more objective yield data is realized.

Statistics Canada in million tonnes (expectations)

All Wheat 20.68 (20.7)

Canola 12.85 (13.00)

Oats 2.14 (2.0)

No major surprise in these numbers. Pretty much in line with expectations. Keep an eye on the canola balance sheet. It should be getting cheap enough to draw some demand.

WASDE

South American Production in million tonnes (expectations)

Brazil Soy 156 (153.2)

Argy Soy 50 (50.6)

Brazil Corn 124 (124)

Argy Corn 55 (55.5)

World Ending Stocks in million tonnes (expectations)

Corn 322.06 (324)

Soybeans 116.03 (112.5)

Wheat 259.44 (260.3)

USA Ending Stocks in million bushels (expectations)

Corn 2,172 (2,150)

Soybeans 315 (285)

Wheat 658 (647)

It was a bearish report with the only bright spot world grain stocks tightening a little. This should continue into the spring as the Black Sea and Europe favored planting more oilseeds and softseeds. Grain balance sheets may be approaching peak bearishness, while oilseeds still have a ways to go.

It’s unlikely CONAB’s supportive cuts earlier in the day will be enough to offset the next round of selling. The USDA is clearly watching the poor soybean demand picture. This will put more emphasis on next week’s agriculture outlook conference. Farmers are expected to favor soybean plantings.

Cotton is doing its job fighting for acres as the government reduced ending stocks due to higher exports (+200k bales) and lower mill use. Cotton is picking up acres in the southwest and southeast.

Good luck and stay disciplined.

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2024/02/08
22:27 UTC

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Soil component percentage - citrus groves

Hello,

I am trying to understand if the attached soil composition makes for a decent fertile land, for a typical citrus grove in FL. I recently came across a land parcel that was for sale, and got the below soil analysis from the inspection agency.

There seem to be a lot of fine sand in the property, majority being smyrna fine sand, Basinger and Myakka. While the buyers are employing a professional agency to seek their recommendations, I am here to understand if this soil would make up for a good combination to grow something like citrus, sod etc. in the future.

Thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/8qxfqnc7kfhc1.png?width=1270&format=png&auto=webp&s=61223dbba2b032e0a88bd203273411976eb7e3e8

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2024/02/08
15:21 UTC

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online agriculture course

Hi,

I want to apply for stamp duty relief, currently working away and trying to find qualifying agriculture course online? any suggestion

Thanks in advance

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2024/02/08
10:36 UTC

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Curious about careers in Agriculture

Hey guys! Im currently attending Michigan State University which is of course a great unversity when it comes to Agriculture. I've grown up Hunting, Fishing, and planting food plots for the Deer so I love nature and love the idea of spending my work time around it.

Im just curious what job prospects different Agricultural degrees have and what you guys may reccomend. I consider myself fairly smart and don't see myself having an issue completing any difficulty of degree.

I'm not set on what I want to do in the future I just know I want to make a respectable living and do something I atleast somewhat/sometimes enjoy. I've been looking specifically at Agricultural engineering.

Thanks!

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2024/02/07
23:49 UTC

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Looking to interview a women in Ag

I am an Agricultural Science Major and I need to interview someone for my Women In Ag class. Preferable someone who lives/works in KY or the U.S. south in general. I would really appreciate the help! Thanks!

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2024/02/07
20:59 UTC

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Is soil a resource or source? After years of having our meals should we try and replenish the Earth?

I'm well past 30 years of age! The number of trees I have planted is one ! Ive been thinking of giving back to the Earth, the minimum of what i have taken. I appreciate Environmental leaders like Jaggi Vasudev or Sadhguru, who have started an awareness and advertising campaign. It has always been my dream to leave the Earth better than what i found it as! This year i determine to act on soil nutrition and also plant a few trees! What about u??

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2024/02/07
19:45 UTC

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Does this make sense?

I have a feeling it doesn't and OP didn't add a source, but I'm open to seeing the reasoning behind it.

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2024/02/07
18:57 UTC

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Looking for some direction

I just started purchasing close to 50 acres in NY state, and the family plan has always been to have a couple animals, maybe a cow, a couple goats, grow a little food for ourselves, and basically just exist for a while. I work remotely and make good money doing it. I'm not looking to farm for money or anything, but I don't want to go in completely underprepared, and the more research I do, the more I realize I don't know what I don't know. Would it be worth it to take a course or two before the move (online, CC, etc), and what kind of courses should I be looking at if I'm not looking to start up a professional operation but want to have animals and grow some food?

About the land: partially forested, big open space with 2 barns and a shed already in place.

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2024/02/07
17:24 UTC

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What to expect?

Applied for a graduate thesis program at Ohio State University 3 months ago, as encouraged by a professor. The grad school coordinator told that application has been reviewed and approved for admission pending match to an advisor. What to expect?

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2024/02/07
07:32 UTC

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Rectangular Ponds?

Living in the prairies, I just noticed that there are tons of farms/lands around that randomly have very large rectangular bodies of water? One looked about 150ft by 50ft! I am very curious about this. They are clearly man-made with hard corners, and there are a lot of them. Do any of you know what these might be? They are all over the place, not just on one farm.

Thanks!

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2024/02/06
05:13 UTC

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AGRIS

What do you all think about AGRIS?

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2024/02/05
16:00 UTC

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Farm Job Board - Looking for advise

Hi,

I'm looking for advice on how I can help the farming and agricultural community discover jobs. I would greatly appreciate if you could give me some information on your current process for hiring and any tips on the below.

I've recently launched a job board targeted at the farming and agricultural industry in the UK - https://searchfarmjobs.com/

At the moment, in its current state it's very basic. You have the ability to view and post job listings.

What kind of functionality would you like to see on a website like this? I currently have the below list of features to add -

  • Company/Recruiter pages - Ability to show overview of company with the job listings they have available.
  • Information Pages
    • Average Salary per role
    • Relocating to the UK for farm work
  • Partnership with insurance for farmers.
  • Apprenticeship listings.

Is there anything else that's missing that would stop you using a site like this?

Thanks

Jake

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2024/02/05
09:29 UTC

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What is stopping the agriculture sector from widely adopting the best of modern technology

I am not involved in the farming industry but am coming to have a huge appreciation for the work that goes into the food that I eat every day and want to contribute somehow in the future hence my curiosity.

As an engineer at a manufacturing company, I see the best of the best tech is constantly being adopted by bigger players while it takes quite a long to make it to small to medium players. And I notice a similar pattern when it comes to farming. I am curious what are the issues that farmers face (other than maybe high initial costs and awareness) that delay or stop them from implementing tools like the Internet of Things, digitizing farms, ML models for predicting different key variables, precision farming, etc.

Also, what might help ease the adoption?

Any insights are hugely appreciated.

https://preview.redd.it/mxqsa5t4wngc1.png?width=597&format=png&auto=webp&s=3d0c6634f15443d93777ce8becc03db409efd39a

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2024/02/05
00:31 UTC

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Question about diaphragm pumps, minimum amperage

I have this 12v diaphragm I purchased many moons ago that I’m looking to use in a setting where I have full time AC power available.

Looking at purchasing an AC to DC converter and I’m wondering what is the minimum amperage that will work? It lists 4.5a MAX, I’m wondering if 3a would be sufficient?

Thank you 🙏

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2024/01/31
15:48 UTC

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Questions about the Pork Industry?

What are common questions that you see arise about the pork industry or raising pigs in general?

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2024/01/31
04:14 UTC

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Thesis topic:Asking for Recomendations

Im currently taking BS-AGRICULTURE major in crop science.

5 Comments
2024/01/30
16:53 UTC

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A discourse by Sadhguru on Israeli model of agriculture and the need to keep soils healthy for agriculture.

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2024/01/30
10:55 UTC

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How much more expensive would fruit, veggies and commodities be in the US if we have to stop watering the western deserts and California and grow them further east where there's more natural rainfall?

Not a farmer, but I've followed water issues closely for many years. I also live in NJ, and have often driven the mid-Atlantic and NE states and have seen so many fields that have gone to woodlot, fallow or are underproductive, since they can't compete with cheap water, long growing seasons and 300+ days of sunshine. If you think this perception is in error, please tell me.

So the question is how much more expensive would groceries be if this had to end due to lowered aquafers and drying rivers? Ex: how much harder is it to grow alfalfa in PA or NY than in UT or AZ, 10% more expensive or 100%? Rice in NC or LA? Would we be without winter produce or just have to grow it in the Southeast and pay more? Have we been in whatever the reverse of a bubble is in food cost, fueled by cheap western water?

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2024/01/29
23:05 UTC

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