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Belinda Burrier had no background in agriculture before she married her farmer husband, Dave. In the 20 years since their wedding, the couple’s 1,100-acre corn, soybean, wheat, and hay farm in Union Bridge, Maryland, has served as her classroom. READ MORE: 15 minutes with Oregon farmer Jon Iverson “I’ve learned how to do many things,” Burrier says. “I’m the landscaping crew. I run for parts. I also help a lot with our hay operation running the baler and tedder.” Today, on social media and as a leader in groups such as the United Soybean Board, Burrier uses her experiences to…

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The Biden administration has officially established national pollution standards for vehicles until 2032, which significantly restrict the role of ethanol and other biofuels in emission reduction strategies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced these pollution standards on Wednesday. They cover passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles for model years from 2027 to 2032. As part of these regulations, automobile manufacturers are mandated to increase the production of hybrid and electric vehicles. Although the new standards provide some leeway for automakers to devise emission reduction methods, they notably minimize the utilization of ethanol and other biofuels in pollution mitigation. The…

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Successful Farming Editors, Laurie Bedord and Chelsea Dinterman, discuss how farmers may not have the time to wait to address weed issues. Instead, farmers need to become their own R&D department to address troublesome weeds on their operation. Subscribe to the Successful Farming Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Sticher

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Justin Zahradka, a young farmer from Lawton, North Dakota, has always wanted to farm and raise cattle for as long as he can remember. Editor, Lorrie Boyer talks with Justin to hear his advice on beginning a farm operation in North Dakota. Subscribe to the Successful Farming Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Sticher

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International Development ISSN 1470-2320 Prizewinning Dissertation 2021 No.21-CC International Remittances and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Investigating Resilient Remittance Flows from Italy during 2020 Carla Curreli Published: Feb 2022 Department of International Development London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street                                                                Tel: +44 (020) 7955 7425/6252 London                                           …

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One of the most intriguing figures of our time – Elon Musk Each image in this album is a piece of history, capturing the essence of Musk’s journey.  It’s an intimate expedition through various stages of his life   from a bright-eyed, curious child,  through his formative years,  to the trailblazer leading some of the most successful technological endeavors of this century.  Join us on this captivating odyssey, tracing the footsteps of a man who has dared to envision a better future for humanity.

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We are conditioned by social media, all the activities available for young to not so young people, and the thought that hustle is the epitome of successfulness. We are expected to do more, be more, be fit, be smart, be active, be everything to everyone. Work longer hours to make up for the people who don’t want to work. Do all the things all the time. Farming is one thing after another. Planting rolls in to spraying which rolls in to hay and brome seed and that rolls in to silage chopping and harvest then to fixing the erosion problems…

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“No kids should be unsafe at school,” Scott Faber, Environmental Working Group’s senior vice president of government affairs, said to a group gathered for an online media event. No, this wasn’t a discussion about gun violence, bullying, mental health, or failing grades. It’s about something that the EWG finds absolutely horrifying: There are over 4,000 schools in the United States located within 200 feet from farm fields. As Faber said, that’s leaving our school children exposed and vulnerable.  On Nov. 2, the EWG (the same folks behind The Dirty Dozen) launched an interactive map created to demonstrate just how close…

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To understand the new smart monitors and other pro devices of tech health, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation. Apple’s Watch records exercise, tracks our moves throughout the day, assesses the amount of time we are stood up and reminds us to get up and move around if we have been sat for too long – let’s not forget Tim Cook’s “sitting is the new factor” line. Routinely evaluating your risk factors for various medical conditions, screening for cancer and other diseases, and assessing your lifestyle habits helps you stay healthy. It’s…

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To understand the new smart monitors and other pro devices of tech health, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation. Apple’s Watch records exercise, tracks our moves throughout the day, assesses the amount of time we are stood up and reminds us to get up and move around if we have been sat for too long – let’s not forget Tim Cook’s “sitting is the new factor” line. Routinely evaluating your risk factors for various medical conditions, screening for cancer and other diseases, and assessing your lifestyle habits helps you stay healthy. It’s…

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