Tag Archives: agriculture

Why I’m Thankful for Agriculture Experts

Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by .

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Thanksgiving is almost here and I’ll be making pies and mashed potatoes again this year. We may use some of the berries I picked for the pies but I certainly won’t be using the potato crop I grew in my garden. Why? Because my yields were too low. I produced two tiny potatoes. Not enough to […]

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smiling farmer holds up bunch of radishes

World Hunger is Declining

Posted on 06. Aug, 2013 by .

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Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]

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Farming is Always Changing

Farming is Always Changing

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by .

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In Africa, Lutheran World Relief spends a lot of time working with farmers. In most African countries the majority of people still make their living, or part of their living, from agriculture. If you want to end poverty,  farming will be in that equation. One of the exciting things about working in the field of […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan made quite a few headlines this week, with many taking a cautious “wait and see” stance on the agreement signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile, a famous work of art was sold for $119.9 million, the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. But it’s likely […]

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A Heart Surgeon with a Heart for Colombia

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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By Lisa Bonds My dad is recovering from open heart surgery as I write this entry from room 276 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Since more Lutherans live in Minnesota than any other state, any time I’m there, I know I’m going to run into a lot of folks who are Lutheran. […]

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