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  • ResponsibleAg

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    Please view ResponisbleAg's new video on Youtube.

    Learn more about ResponsibleAg here.

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  • The Africa Fertilizer Volunteer's Program

    The AFVP launched a video calling on fertilizer experts to volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise in Africa.

    Please view the video on YouTube.

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  • Fertilizer Use to Surpass 200 Million Tonnes in 2018

    "16 February, 2015, Rome - Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008.

    World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8 percent a year through 2018, according to FAO's new report "World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018."

    At the same time "the global capacity of fertilizer products, intermediates and raw materials will increase further," the report said.

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  • Fertilizer plant looks to Bismarck for water

    "Without water, a proposed fertilizer plant near Jamestown can't be built.

    CHS Inc. announced in late 2014 it would continue with plans to construct a $3 billion fertilizer plant to open in 2018. Since then, it has failed to find a local source of water to operate it. Its next option is a pipeline to the Missouri River.

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  • Climate Change’s Bottom Line

    "It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes.

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  • Africa’s Economy Is Rising. Now What Happens to Its Food?

    "For decades, the economies of Africa were the world’s economic laggards. They aren’t anymore. Over the last decade, Africa’s per capita income has grown at a rate nearly identical to that of the rest of the world.

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  • Putting More Food on Africa's Table

    "LAST year Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, invested $1 billion into rice production in Nigeria. This new investment is in support of the Nigerian Government’s plan to attain food sufficiency and become a net-exporter of rice by 2015.

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  • ResponsibleAg auditor course recognized by BEAC

    "The Asmark Institute announced the ResponsibleAg Auditor Training Course has received recognition from the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC).  The course is designed specifically for auditors who intend to perform facility assessments under the ResponsibleAg Certification Program.  BEAC’s recognition of the course is based on a comprehensive evaluation of course content, training materials, course environment and instructor qualifications.  The ResponsibleAg Auditor Training Course joins other training programs recognized by B

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  • One Acre Fund gala aids African farmers

    "The eighth annual One Acre Fund gala at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom attracted more than 300 guests Dec. 11. Co-founded by Andrew Youn and John Gachunga in 2006, One Acre Fund's mission is to supply small farmers in Africa with the tools and financing they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

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  • Make Agriculture Responsibility Part Of Your New Year’s Resolutions

    "At the start of the new year, many of us make a resolution — usually to do something better. My FFAA resolution for 2015 is to raise awareness of the resolutions already adopted and in place by the Florida agchem industry regarding regulatory compliance and workplace safety.

    The unsung heroes in this industry are those whose everyday commitment to safety and security means growers continue to have access to essential crop inputs, which help them grow better. These professionals never waver in their resolution to safeguard their coworkers and communities.

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