Creating A Healthy And Sustainability Environmental Program

As the head of your family, you probably want to do what’s best for your spouse and children. You probably make sure that everyone is eating healthy foods and exercising routinely. One part of running a healthy home is to implement different environment and energy changes that they can make in order to lessen the amount of bills and the impact the home has on the environment. Talking about these things with your whole family is a great start Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Myths About The Science Behind Climate Change

10 Myths About The Science Behind Climate Change

The world is rapidly changing. This is true for the agricultural industry, food services, transportation industry and our political climate. However, climate change has raised many eyebrows. On the one hand, there is a unanimous consensus around the world, which depicts climate change and global warning as scientific fact. However, on the other hand, many proponents still do not believe in global warming. Here are ten myths that these proponents believe, which are in fact only myths.

1. Climate change is just part of the Read the rest of this entry »

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The Environmental Impact of land Degradation and Land Transformation

Land degradation is one of the most destructive problems facing the planet today. The process is caused by many factors, including human activities and extreme weather conditions. In the 20th century, land degradation accelerated due to an influx of deforestation, urbanization, agriculture and livestock production coupled with extreme weather events.

Desertification is a type of land degradation that transforms fertile lands into arid deserts. As the land is transformed, water sources go dry, food production is reduced and people are pressured to relocate to more hospitable areas.

Other impacts of land degradation and transformation include Read the rest of this entry »

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Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Alternative Energy Sources

The word on everyone’s lips these days seems to be “sustainability.” When it comes to American agriculture, sustainability is a big deal. Of the industries that rely on natural resources, agriculture tops the list. How do we ensure that farming practices can continue in a way that benefits the farmers, the environment and society? One element of the agricultural industry that plays a major role in creating a sustainable future is energy”where it comes from and how it is used.
Renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, production can not only supply energy to farming operations but it can also supplement farmers’ incomes. Crops and photovoltaic technology go hand in hand, they both require adequate sunlight to produce a healthy yield. Wide open spaces are ideal for wind turbines. By investing in renewable energy, farmers can further harness the forces of nature that they already depend on and use them to generate electricity for the farms or to feed back into the grid.
Biomass is another viable energy and income source for farmers. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “tripling U.S. use of biomass for energy could provide as much as 20 billion in new income for farmers.” Farmers can use biomass to heat buildings, dry crops, for dairy operations and in industrial processes. Ethanol gas could be used to power modified farm vehicles.
These green energy alternatives are not just available to farmers. Residents and businesses can also choose to purchase alternative energy from energy suppliers. In some cases, they may be able to purchase alternative energy to offset up to 100 of their energy consumption and greatly reduce their carbon footprints. Breathe easier and save a few bucks too when you shop for the best rates and alternative energy suppliers in a deregulated market. Check out Learn about Texas Energy to learn more.

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5 Colleges That Have Majors In Modern Agricultural Studies

The modern agricultural system requires more than just planting seeds and pouring water over them. The technological increases in the agricultural industry require advanced education and training than ever before. Areas such as soil science and farm management are increasingly in demand.

There are a number of American colleges that can provide the education and training necessary for modern argriculture. Program courses within each college range from crop farming, irrigation management and agricultural economics. Ranch and farm management, soil conservation or agricultural market and prices are just a few of the courses that Read the rest of this entry »

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What Are The Prehistoric Origins Of Sound Agriculture?

Scientists are still debating the origin of agriculture. Agriculture likely began around 10,000 years ago in the middle east with cereals. Whatever the exact origin of agriculture, mankind has been pushing the bounds of nature ever since.

Genetic modification, seen by many today as a Frankenstein horror, led peoples of prehistoric times to more robust crops, tamer livestock and better yields. The size of corn cobs through history has grown exponentially through the old fashioned style of genetic modification: trial and error.

Crop rotation began Read the rest of this entry »

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The Best Way To Use Soil Substitutes In Farming

The lack of god topsoil for growing vegetables or fruit in a flower garden requires a soil substitute. The type of soil substitute you use will depend on availability and preference.

Compost

This is a great alternative to top soil if you are farming in a garden. Compost is a material created using organic materials. These include kitchen scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and even sawdust. This organic material breaks down into a substance that is similar to soil. Add compost to the dirt in your garden and then add your fruits or Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Corn Still A Viable Cash Crop In America?

Do you ever wonder where the corn on your plate came from? For many years now corn has been the leading cash crop for farmers either for use here in the United States or as an export crop but now with revolutions in farming is corn the crop of the future?

My answer would have to be yes! Corn is paving the way for a brighter future. Take, for example, cars. Who would have ever thought that cars would run on corn? Now not only is it possible but almost every bigger sized city has an Ethanol Read the rest of this entry »

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Agriculture In Developed Countries Versus Developing Countries

Agriculture in developed countries has been aided by the proper handling of resources that have been brought into full productive use through technological breakthroughs, innovation, and modernization. But agriculture alone does not make a country developed. It is just a small part of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There are other factors in play, the most important being the percent of the workforce engaged in agriculture.

Developing countries fall between developed and underdeveloped, or Third World countries. Developing countries are “works Read the rest of this entry »

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