Written by Pam Marrone, Published by OnEarth

It usually surprises people when I say that it’s a great time to be in agriculture. While the number of farmers has declined significantly since our parents’ generation, there’s no denying that food prices are up, as are the prices for farmland. And the pressure is on to feed a world population growing from 6 billion to 9 billion. We all need to eat, and it seems that finally we’re coming to realize how critical agriculture is.

But with the population booming and ever-increasing demands for development being made on our arable land, we’ve reached a dilemma: How do we provide more food to more people using fewer resources?

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