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#WheatHarvest16 Underway

Hi all! Katie here. Wheat harvest started with a bang last week but has been suspended after three different rounds of rain and hail forced us out of the field. Thus far we have cut about 340 acres of wheat. Some of it good, some of it great and some of it damaged by hail […]

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American Farm Bureau PALs Brazil Trip, Day 6

I have heard for years in agricultural circles that Brazil is a “sleeping giant”. Until this trip, I had no idea how true those words actually were. I had heard stories of farms expanding exponentially by clearing the Amazon Forrest and how American companies were starting to invest in bringing equipment and technologies to this […]

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American Farm Bureau PALs Brazil Trip, Day 5

What’s brewing in Brazil? By Brian Marshall and Chris Pollack Have you ever wondered, “Where did my cup of joe come from?”  Today in our travels of Brazil we were fortunate to have met with a farmer that grows 130 acres of coffee in addition to corn, edible beans, and grapes. Coffee is a tropical […]

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American Farm Bureau Brazil Trip, Day 4

Sustainability and Consumer Focus are a must for Brazilian Agriculture By Jennifer Bergin and Julie White “Commitment…unique characteristics, big challenges and huge opportunities”. This statement describes Brazilian agriculture. In this tropical region with diverse agriculture opportunities it is important for agribusiness industry to focus on sustainability and consumers. With many misconceptions about climate change the […]

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American Farm Bureau PALs Brazil Trip, Day 3

Worldwide Look of Seed Development: A first hand experience with Monsanto in Santa Cruz del Palermas, São Paulo Brazil By Scott Sink and Jeremy Barron Have you every wondered how farmers manage pests on millions of acres of food grown around the world? It takes time, discovery, repetition, resources, regulation, and determination to create a sustainable […]

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American Farm Bureau PALs Group Brazil Trip, Day 1 & 2

*This is the first in a series of blogs detailing the events of the American Farm Bureau Federation PALs group trip to Brazil. New posts will be added daily.  By Terisha Driggs and Emily Buck Yesterday we arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil to find that our hotel was at the epicenter of a political protest. […]

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