Global Farmer Network

The Global Farmer Network is a non-profit advocacy group led by farmers who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and strategies they need to maximize productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.
The Global Farmer Network is a non-profit advocacy group led by farmers who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and strategies they need to maximize productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.

Articles By Global Farmer Network

Oct 13, 2019

Agriculture Holds the Key to Addressing Climate Change

By Ian Pigott: Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Activist teenager Greta Thunberg scolded heads of state last month at a United Nations Summit in New York for failing to confront climate change: “How dare you!” Now she’s taking her show across the United States, including a stop last Friday in Iowa,
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Sep 30, 2019

Uncovering the Food-based Version of “Stolen Valor”

By Bill Horan: Rockwell City, Iowa “We care deeply about where our ingredients come from,” says Chipotle Mexican Grill on its website . Yet the restaurant chain apparently doesn’t care enough to tell the truth about them, judging from the result of a recent court case: Chipotle agreed last month
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Sep 21, 2019

Digital Connectivity – Adversity Breeds Innovation

By Mel Poulton: Tararua District, New Zealand My farm may be located in rural New Zealand, where some may think it’s “hard to reach” or ”remote and isolated”, but more than 90 percent of the wool and meat produced on our farm is traded with nations, markets, and consumed by
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Sep 14, 2019

Farmer’s Caught Between Unenforced Agreements, Gamemanship

By Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel: Mossbank, Saskatchewan, Canada We’re not quite halfway through our harvest here in Canada: The lentils and barley are done, the canola is starting to come in, and soon we’ll get to the durum wheat and chickpeas. It has been a challenging year doing business with Mother Nature.
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Sep 09, 2019

A New Day Dawning for the U.S. and “Land of the Rising Sun”

By Mark Wagoner: Touchet, Washington A new day may be dawning for America’s farm and business trade opportunities, thanks to a pending trade agreement with the “Land of the Rising Sun.” President Trump confirmed a preliminary pact last week between the United States and Japan. For farmers like me, this
Sep 02, 2019

Farmers on the “Frontiers of Prosperity” are choosing GM Seeds

By Reg Clause: Jefferson, Iowa Farmers on the frontiers of prosperity are choosing GM seeds. They’re embracing this technology so much that 54 percent of the global cropland devoted to GM technology is in the developing world, in countries such as Brazil, India, and South Africa as well as Bangladesh,
Aug 26, 2019

Kenya's farmers support their Presidents call to Fast Track Bt cotton

When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visited the city of Eldoret in June, he gave those of us who live here a great sense of hope about the future of farming, science, and technology. Two months later, however, we’re still waiting on his government’s ministers to make good on his promise
Aug 17, 2019

Technology Delivers Meat and Protein Choices

By Carol Keiser: Belleair, Florida The “ meatless revolution ” is underway, according to the Wall Street Journal—but in this supposed upheaval, people aren’t quitting meat in the conventional sense. Instead, they’re searching for alternatives to it. Following a few well-publicized corporate partnerships and stock offerings earlier this year, there’s
Aug 10, 2019

A Campaign Focused on Science Over Fiction

By Bill Horan: Rockwell City, Iowa Joe Biden said it well: “We choose science over fiction.” The former vice president and current presidential candidate was wrapping up his remarks on July 31, during the second night of Democratic debates in Detroit. His words—in that single sentence, at least—are exactly right.