Posted on November 11, 2015
Agriculture, transportation and climate change: Considering the future of agricultural freight transport in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
The World Economic Forum rates food crises, extreme weather and failure of infrastructure as top global risks in 2015. Around the world, regions are contending with extreme weather, including drought, flooding and changes in growing seasons.
Posted on May 14, 2015
Reducing Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
Despite more than 40 years of largely voluntary efforts by federal, state, and local government, and tens of billions of US dollars of investment in conservation, nationwide progress on nutrient control has not yet been achieved.
Posted on March 14, 2014
Productivity and Nitrogen Retention Tradeoffs in Bioenergy Grasslands (Research Brief #93)
Perennial grassland cropping systems may someday be managed as an alternative source of biofuel that requires fewer fertilizer inputs. This alternative biofuel can also reduce competition with food crops because land that is unsuitable for row crops may be used for perennial grasslands.
Posted on January 1, 2001
Switchgrass production for biomass (Research Brief #51)
Switchgrass offers a wide range of environmental benefits as an alternative energy crop. Switchgrass can reduce soil erosion and provide warm season pasture for most […]
Posted on January 1, 1994
Energy Use in the U.S. Food System: a summary of existing research and analysis
Energy derived from fossil fuel plays a central role in the production, processing and distribution of food. This paper summarizes existing research and analyses of […]
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