While this first machine required only 2 people for operation (a person to ride the horse and a man to rake the cut grain from the platform), it cut as much grain in one day as 12-16 men with reaping hooks.
World Outlook The world population will continue to grow because More children are surviving to adulthood More adults are living longer
World Outlook Population growth will: Add stress to environmental systems of air, water, soil, and natural resources Create challenges to meet the demands for food and fiber (clothing and shelter)
World Outlook Agriculture will always be an essential industry Increased commercialization of agriculture will continue New types of farming such as aquaculture will be used as well as traditional farming methods
World Outlook The science of food production, processing, and distribution will require: College graduates to fill roles as scientists, engineers, and other professionals Careers in agriscience products and distribution to grade, transport, process, package and market agriculture commodities.
World Outlook The projection is for the average size of farms in the U.S. to increase while the number of farms decrease.
Commodities In the mid 1990s, the number one meat export as far as tonnage shipped from the U.S. was poultry.
Commodities Corn ranks in the top five U.S. grain exports year after year.
Commodities In North Carolina the top three agricultural commodities in terms of cash receipts in the late 1990s were hogs, broilers, and tobacco.
Commodities Soybeans are the worlds most important source of vegetable oil and provide basic materials for hundreds of products.