Locally grown produce depending on new technologies

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“One thing about agriculture is that things never stop changing. Cities were surrounded by ‘truck’ farms, but most were developed into housing. Are these high-tech businesses the new ‘truck’ farms?” RB Halaby, Chairman

It’s practically impossible to define GMOs

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“One of the best articles I have seen on why it is so foolish to try to draw a red line between GMO vs. non-GMO. So much of this debate has been driven by marketers who are trying to gain advantage for their products by creating confusion in the mind of the public.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

Satisfying the world’s surging appetite for meat

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“This in-depth article in the Wall Street Journal gives excellent background on the challenges the world faces to feed 2.4 billion more people by 2050 and demonstrates the important role chicken production can play in meeting the need.” Bob Fox, Chairman, AgriCapital Advisors

Managing risk with geospatial technology

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“Jeff Lakner, an AgriCapital Adviser, wrote this interesting piece about a geospatial ‘Revolution’ for Latin America.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

Precision agriculture in 2016: half full or half empty?

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“The Precision Ag/Big Data industry is poised to continue both its growth and its positive impact on the agricultural community in 2016.”  Joseph J. Crotty, Vice President

Europe turns against science with GMO policies

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‘This Op-Ed piece by Mark Lynas, a reformed eco-terrorist, addresses an issue with a profound bearing on our ability to feed the world in an environmentally responsible way.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

Fears, not facts, support GMO-free food

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“It’s good to see the highly respected personal health columnist for the New York Times debunking myths about GMOs.”  R. B. Halaby, Chairman

Poll shows huge gap between opinions of scientists and the public on ag issues

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“One of the biggest challenges that agribusiness faces in meeting the need of feeding and clothing 9 billion by 2050 is the public’s ignorance of the working of the food chain.”  R. B. Halaby

M&A trends in Chinese ag sector

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“This article highlights key drivers and latest M&A trends in the Chinese agriculture sector.”  Lucy Lu, Vice President

 

Tyson Foods’ acquisition of Hillshire Farms

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“The Hillshire transaction reinforces how the competitive auction and bidding process benefits owners of businesses and maximizes the value of the firm.”
Doug Sterkel, President