December 2009 - Farmland LP

  • USDA Gets Behind Local Food

    Yes Magazine recently had a short article on a grant by the USDA to study local food production capacity in the northeast. How much of the food eaten in the northeastern United States could be produced regionally? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $230,000 in funding to find out. This grant is chump change […]
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  • More herbicide use reported on genetically modified crops

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2009/1221/More-herbicide-use-reported-on-genetically-modified-crops The authors of the report, entitled “Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use,” used US Department of Agriculture data to look at America’s three largest genetically engineered crops – soybeans, corn, and cotton. They found that the amount of herbicides used on them has increased from 1996 to 2008 by approximately 7 or […]
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  • Watch that Threshold

    As a Managing Director in a farmland investment fund I want to make sure that our assets are going to maintain their value long into the future.  Farmland LP is unique in that we consider climate change when evaluating the  land we purchase and how we steward it. In this post I’ll explain why this […]
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