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Will China succeed where the United States failed in Afghanistan?

Long before the departure of US forces from Afghanistan after nearly two decades, China, which has been quietly monitoring the situation in Afghanistan for years with a view to establishing a strategic position in the country, held informal talks with Afghan politicians. and elements of the opposition. Afghanistan’s great game …

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Whoever plans well will win in the global food industry

In terms of the dynamics of world agriculture and the world food industry, the report “Agriculture Outlook 2021-2030” by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture United (FAO) predicts global demand for agricultural products and food will slow by 2030, compared to …

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Celebrate Bastille Day right here in Etna

Hi, neighbor! If you are reading this on July 14th, I hope you know that it is a most auspicious day and that you have planned your celebrations accordingly. Hmmm … with the puzzled look on your face as you read this, it looks like you might not be aware …

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Cover Crops Can Have Big Benefits for Dairy Farmers

Farm and slag file photo By Jamie Hampton Cover crops can be a beneficial addition to most dairy farms. They can provide additional forage options, reduce erosion and runoff, improve soil health, and allow more time to apply manure. Using short-season forages can provide excellent quality forage on dairy farms …

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Government to increase subsidies for agricultural insurance premiums

Farmers involved in a wheat plantation demonstration area in Pinglu County, Shanxi Province, are starting to harvest summer wheat from 80 hectares of farmland. (Photo by Liu Wenli / For chinadaily.com.cn) China’s central government will increase subsidies for agricultural insurance premiums in more pilot areas, and the subsidy policy follows …

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Carbon sequestration, credits in Iowa? Who will benefit?

Not surprisingly, the agricultural sector is keenly interested in carbon credits and payments from the federal government. This could signal a positive development if agriculture finally takes climate change and its role in driving it seriously. However, the Iowans should be hot under the collar, if this is just another …

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The season is finally here, and here’s where to find it

Somewhere in the midst of Iowa’s millions of acres of corn with utilitarian designations like DKC58-34R18, 35A20, and KR-4913, there’s the little faction with more poetic names like Allure, Enchanted, Luscious and, well sure, Silver Queen. It’s sweet corn from Iowa. The Iowa Corn Growers Association says it makes up …

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