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Farm Journal Foundation Announces 14th Farm Journal Forum

The Farm Journal Foundation announces the 2012 Farm Journal Forum, hosted in partnership with Informa Economics. The Forum will be held Dec. 5-6 at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, D.C. This year's policy dialogue will focus on "The Election's Impact on Modern Agriculture's Ability to Feed the World." The event will begin with an evening reception on Wednesday and kick off Thursday with a newsmaker breakfast followed by a full day of high-level speakers. Read More.

HungerU Tour Brings Hunger Issue to University Campuses

The Farmers Feeding the World initiative is taking its two-part educational message on hunger and the merits of advanced agriculture on tour this October and November, targeting cause oriented college students at seven major land-grant universities. The "HungerU Tour" is generously supported by DuPont Crop Protection. Read More.

'FFA: Food For All' Grant Recipient Receives White House 'Champions of Change' Honor

The Farm Journal Foundation congratulates twelve FFA and 4-H members named White House "Champions of Change." On Oct. 9, the Champions were honored at a ceremony at the White House for "creating sustainable change in their communities." Ridge Howell, president of the Checotah, Okla., FFA chapter, was honored for his work implementing a Farmers Feeding the World and Howard G. Buffett Foundation funded "FFA: Food For All" grant in the Checotah community. Read More.

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October 2012

Nov. 9: Alliance to End Hunger Agriculture Briefing; Washington, D.C.

Dec. 5-6: 14th Farm Journal Forum: "The Election's Impact on Modern Agriculture's Ability to Feed the World;" Washington, D.C. Register at: www.farmjournalforum.com









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UN Revises World Hunger Figures, Blames Flawed Method, Data for Faulty Estimate

The United Nations said its 2009 headline-grabbing announcement that 1 billion people in the world were hungry was off-target and that the number is actually more like 870 million. Read More.

Japan, Korea Pledge $60 Million to Boost Food Security in World's Poorest Countries

At a ministerial meeting on the margins of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner challenged the international development community to commit new financial resources to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program—a multidonor trust fund established in 2010 to improve food security in the world's poorest countries. Read More.

Ethanol Mandate in Crosshair

Odds are that not enough corn will be harvested this year to meet the wants and needs of major end users, and livestock groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard. Read More.


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Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

For more than 100 years, farmer cooperatives have contributed to a strong, competitive and productive agricultural sector and played an important role in producing a safe and secure food supply for the world. To honor the many accomplishments of cooperatives, the United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, a move which was affirmed by the United States Senate. As part of this effort to recognize co-ops, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has launched its own year-long celebration called Year of the Farmer Co-op.

The Year of the Farmer Co-op gives us the chance to tell the story of America's farmer-owned businesses, and we have a fantastic story to tell. Read More.


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