Source: ASABE

Improved productivity, emerging technologies, water scarcity, population growth, peak oil. These issues and more are changing the face of agriculture, and a provocative special issue of Resource magazine takes a look at the coming transformation.

With 24 articles, authored by US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, philanthropist and businessman Howard G. Buffett and others, the special issue examines such topics as climate change, use of marginal lands, and precision agriculture, offering perspectives on traditional and innovative practices, in developed and developing regions of the globe.

Usually available to only ASABE members and other subscribers, the special issue of Resource magazine is being made accessible to the public free of charge and can be found at the society's Web site,