Source: American Seed Trade Association
A tighter future agricultural supply-demand balance, rising real food prices and the increasing role of agricultural commodities in meeting energy needs are all challenges emphasized during a presentation to American Seed Trade Association's conference attendees Jan. 25 in Las Vegas.
Gale Buchanan, dean and director emeritus for the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, called attention to the finite resources available for production agriculture such as land, water, petroleum and phosphorus. The growing population, expectations for better living and the addition of animal protein to the diet are just a few things that are the impetus for change. One billion people in poor countries rarely get enough to eat, he pointed out.