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5@5: Climate change to have biggest effect on South | Scientists creating heat-resistant cows

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June 30, 2017

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5@5: Climate change to have biggest effect on South | Scientists creating heat-resistant cows
Digital Trends

As climate changes, Southern states will suffer more than others

When it comes to climate change, not every state will be treated equally, according to a study recently published in the journal Science. The midwestern and the southeastern United States will suffer more than the Northeast and the West, with states in warm climates seeing damages valued as much as 20 percent of their gross domestic products. Read more in The New York Times …


Geneticists are developing heat-resistant 'cows of the future' to deal with Earth’s rising climate

As if cows haven’t been genetically altered enough, researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences want to make heat-resistant cows that produce great-tasting beef. Read more in Digital Trends …


The 25 most innovative ag-tech startups

As farming as become more automated, farms have employed fewer people, reducing the opportunities for innovation. Nevertheless, developing technology, such as these 25 projects, just might help our limited number of farmers feed the world’s growing population in the coming decades. Read more at Forbes …


6 steps toward the greenest farm bill ever

Pollution in farm runoff is one of the primary threats to drinking water, even though more than $40 billion has been spent in the past 20 years to correct this. Perhaps the problem isn’t the amount of money spent, but how it is spent, an Environmental Working Group study found. Read more in AgMag …


Why Whole Foods' small suppliers think Amazon will be good for them

Many small suppliers depend on sales at Whole Foods Market to stay viable, so the slumping same-store sales during the past 21 months have been disconcerting. Surprisingly, though, Amazon’s purchase of the national chain is a relief and, to some, even a good thing. Read more at NPR …

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