Farming Notes – August 2017

We do not really need to look to the accelerated retreat of arctic sea ice, the steady retreat of glaciers on most continents, the massive iceberg (size of Delaware) that recently split off from the Antarctic to understand that there … Continued


Ag Progress Days Tours Feature Science

(UNIVERSITY PARK, PA ) Visitors at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, likely will spend most of their time taking in the wide variety of demonstrations, commercial and educational exhibits, presentations and other activities around the 135-acre expo. But … Continued


American Farm: McGrath has return appearance (Editorial)

Dr. Josh McGrath is returning to Maryland next month, albeit briefly, and bringing with him a new acquaintance named “SAM.” McGrath, a former associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and now … Continued


The Year Ends On a High Note

In front of the largest crowd of the season, Jack Griffin (Society member) presented a fast-paced program  covering both the history of vertical farming and the groundbreaking progress of his own business, Metropolis Farms.   Jack covered the science, economics, … Continued


John M. Urbanchuk

John M. Urbanchuk Assistant Professor and Chair, Agribusiness Department Delaware Valley University   John M. Urbanchuk is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Agribusiness Department at Delaware Valley University. John is an agricultural economist with extensive academic and private sector … Continued


Bloomberg News : Charting China’s Competitive Eaters

  The task of feeding China’s 1.4 billion people is transforming the global food industry.In the effort to keep up with rising demand, domestic farms have been saturated with fertilizers and pesticides, while Chinese companies have bought arable land on … Continued