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The Vast Army Fighting Hunger Around the Globe

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse When it comes to agriculture research, no organization is as important to our farmers as is USDA and the Agriculture Research Service (ARS). ARS works with our land grant universities to support US fa… Read More
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2015: The Year of Soils

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The United Nations-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The year kicked off on December 5, 2014, with events in Rome, New York and Chile, all in a… Read More
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Feed the Future: A Bipartisan Opportunity

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The “Feed the Future” initiative is aimed at improving agriculture productivity and economic development around the world. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the both the House and Sena… Read More
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Family Farms in Africa

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published by the National Farmers Union Kudos to National Farmers Union for recognizing the link between family farming and meeting the challenge of global food security. Family farms are indeed the key to… Read More
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Climate Smart, Sustainable Agriculture

By Marshall L. Matz and Peter B. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse On September 29, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva issued a call for climate smart agriculture and a “… Read More
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Africa Rising

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch According to Forbes Magazine, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa is the Bill Gates of Africa. The Econet Wireless Group headed by Masiyiwa and based in South Africa now operates in 17 countries, emp… Read More
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Farming’s transformation starts to change Africa

By Marshall Matz, as published in the Des Moines Register Next month President Barack Obama is hosting an Africa summit with heads of state and corporate chief executive officers. The timing is excellent. Africa’s unique green revolution, with its… Read More
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