Concerns drive demand for healthy vegetable oils.
Consumers and processors alike are demanding more and healthier choices in vegetable oils, spurring premium returns for sunflowers, flax, and canola. Why is this happening, and what does it mean for producers? Read on and find out.
The Essence of Agriculture
More than 1,000 years ago, the spice trade connected the Far East with the Viking empire in the Baltic. Spice wealth built Venice and Amsterdam, hubs of the European obsession with aromatics. Spice trading created the first global commodities markets, spurred early financing and capital investment, and created its own brand of fraud and monopoly. Explore the ancient and modern spice trades, from lavender in Utah to Delhi’s spice market.
Howard Buffett says we each have forty productive years to make a difference in the world, and believes agriculture has a special role to play in improving lives around the globe. Learn more about the Ag Future of American organization that’s helping prepare kids to take over their family farms, and assume their roles as future leaders.
California grower Gary Romano found nothing but snake skeletons, spiders, scorpions, and hard-packed dirt when he bought an ‘earth-contact’ greenhouse high in the hills. Today, his greenhouse produces 10 to 12 large bags of greens every two to three days, and his produce is in demand by restaurants in nearby Lake Tahoe.