Best Quotes About Agriculture

Little ol' boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one. -Jim Hightower

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement. -Christopher Bond

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement. -Pat Roberts

Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real. -Pat Roberts

The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion. -Friedrich List

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well. -John Salazar

I see no reason for giving the capital employed in agriculture greater protection than the capital vested in other branches of trade, manufacture, or commerce. -Joseph Hume

On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm instilled my love for agriculture. -Mike Johanns

Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place. -David R. Brower

High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage. -Alan Autry

As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases. -Mike Rogers

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology. -Edward Thorndike

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die. -Barry Commoner

We have had a great depression in agriculture, caused mainly by several seasons of bad harvests, and some of our traders have suffered much from a too rapid extension in prosperous years. -John Bright

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture. -Quintilian

The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life. -Arthur Keith

Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality. -Arthur Keith

In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making. -Carol P. Christ

It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops. -David F. Houston

Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before. -Michael Pollan

Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production. -David Ricardo

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age. -Alfred Nobel

After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output of industry and agriculture dispersed and consumed. -John Boyd Orr

When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state. -Xun Kuang

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate. -Garrett Hardin

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community. -Rick Larsen

The CAFTA region currently imports $15 billion annually of U.S. agriculture and manufactured goods. -Ron Lewis

Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life. -Jim Costa

Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production. -Ralph Merkle

One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen. -Antoine Lavoisier

We're the biggest food and agriculture company in the world. -Dwayne Andreas

Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies. -Michael McCaul

Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry. -Michael McCaul

As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak. -Naguib Mahfouz

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until the invention of agriculture, must have been precarious because of his inability to ensure his food supply. -Norman Borlaug

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level. -Norman Borlaug

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. -James Madison

The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government. -Milton Friedman

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. -Bertrand Russell

So imagine a world 6 degrees warmer. It's not going to recognize geographical boundaries. It's not going to recognize anything. So agriculture regions today will be wiped out. -Steven Chu

We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food. -Gordon Brown

More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services – from movies to agriculture to national defense. -Marc Andreessen

I want to be Miss USA or Miss America. I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. -Gabrielle Union

And what we're doing in Ohio is we're moving from a basic manufacturing economy to one that's diversified, including energy and health care and agriculture and IT. -John Kasich

We do participate in the government programs, like probably 95 percent of farmers do. People who aren't familiar with the agriculture industry, you know, try and make that look like something exceptional. -Vicky Hartzler

Now listen, the one thing about agriculture is we've lost our manufacturing, we've lost a great deal of jobs overseas, lots of our industry. The last thing in the world we need to do is lose the ability to produce our food. -John Boozman

If you're using first-class land for biofuels, then you're competing with the growing of food. And so you're actually spiking food prices by moving energy production into agriculture. -Bill Gates

There is no 'need' for us to eat meat, dairy or eggs. Indeed, these foods are increasingly linked to various human diseases and animal agriculture is an environmental disaster for the planet. -Gary L. Francione

There is also a marked global trend towards sustainable agriculture, building on traditional methods which use fewer chemical inputs, carefully manage soil and water resources, and work hand-in-hand with nature. -Helen Clark

I grew up in a city. My parents would think there was something wrong with America if they knew I was secretary of agriculture. -Tom Vilsack

I wish I could give you all the examples over the last two years as secretary of agriculture, where I hear people in rural America constantly being criticized, without any expression of appreciation for what they do do. -Tom Vilsack

This is an exciting time for farmers and ranchers of all types and sizes as agriculture is a bright spot in the American economy. In 2011, agricultural exports hit a record high and producers saw their best incomes in nearly 40 years. -Tom Vilsack

USDA is committed to keeping pace with the needs and progress of American agriculture by supporting new markets and movements that will keep farmers profitable and help create middle class jobs across the country. -Tom Vilsack

To keep farmers on the farm we must maintain a strong farm safety net, but we will also have to build a thriving companion economy to compliment production agriculture in rural America. -Tom Vilsack

The production of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services can only be permanently secured through the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity. -Sigmar Gabriel

If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods. -Barry Commoner

Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives. -Daisaku Ikeda

The levels of poverty in 1933's rural America were unimaginable to us now. The 1933 Farm Bill, which introduced unprecedented government control over agriculture, was a reaction to the specific problems facing producers at that time. -Debbie Stabenow

Commodity prices are at a record high. In 1933, the world's population was just over 2 billion people. Today, there are 7 billion mouths to feed – many of them depending on American agriculture. -Debbie Stabenow

To make agriculture sustainable, the grower has got to be able to make a profit. -Sam Farr

What I am saying every day to Malawians is that time has come for us to move from aid to trade. We have picked several sectors that we think we can focus on immediately in order for us to grow our economy. So we have decided to diversify agriculture, we decided to develop our tourism sector, we have decided to develop our mining sector. -Joyce Banda

There's almost no food that isn't genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture. -Nina Fedoroff

Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture – from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding. -Nina Fedoroff

In agriculture, people have taken wild plants that can't be eaten by people – and turned them into wonderful food sources. And that's because genomes can change, and people working with plants have picked mutations. Mutations are nothing more than genetic changes. -Nina Fedoroff

Yes, agriculture subsidies are far too generous. They need to be reined in because they cater to special interests while distorting free market competition. Yes, the farm laws are an anachronistic mess. -Juan Williams

We targeted five industries for growth, industries where we have natural advantages in North Dakota: value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing, technology-based businesses, energy and tourism. We worked very hard to grow all those businesses, and that's what's happening. -John Hoeven

Montana's ranchers raise the best cattle in the world. If Taco Bell needs to beef up, they can give their customers the highest quality meat around by using Montana beef, and in the process, supporting agriculture jobs in Montana. -Jon Tester

Our main source of economy is agriculture. What we should do is to use the oil money that we have today to re-fuel agriculture. And so agriculture will be the backbone of the economy of South Sudan. -Salva Kiir Mayardit

Land degradation did not start with chemical agriculture. But chemical agriculture offered new tools for annihilation. -Joel Salatin

The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front. -Atul Gawande

There is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song. -Masanobu Fukuoka

'Cost-saver' in industrial livestock agriculture may usually be taken to mean 'moral shortcut.' -Matthew Scully

The world is a multiplicity, a harvest-field, a battle-ground; and thence arises through human contact ways of numbering, or mathematics, ways of tillage, or agriculture, ways of fighting, or military tactics and strategy, and these are incorporated in individuals as habits of life. -George Edward Woodberry

I think Jamaica would thrive if we promote agriculture as a way to bring people here. -Chris Blackwell

Forty percent of the United States drains into the Mississippi. It's agriculture. It's golf courses. It's domestic runoff from our lawns and roads. Ultimately, where does it go? Downstream into the gulf. -Sylvia Earle

Conventional agriculture has never succeeded in feeding the world, and it's never produced anything good to eat. For the future, we need to look toward alternatives. -Dan Barber

Modern agriculture has been accurately described as a way of turning oil into food. As the price of oil continues to rise, so will the price of food. -Jeremy Grantham

It is impossible to talk about slowing climate change without talking about reducing CO2 emissions. Equally, it is impossible to talk about adapting to climate change without considering how we will feed ourselves. And it is out of the question that we can adapt agriculture without conserving crop diversity. -Cary Fowler

Paleoclimatic records show clearly that the past 10,000 years, the Holocene, is a remarkably stable period in which we went from being a few hunters and gatherers to become more sedentary agriculture-based civilizations, which then moved us to the current populated modern era. -Johan Rockstrom

Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time. -Howard Rheingold

Everything we think about regarding sustainability – from energy to agriculture to manufacturing to population – has a water footprint. Almost all of the water on Earth is salt water, and the remaining freshwater supplies are split between agricultural use and human use – as well as maintaining the existing natural environment. -Jamais Cascio

I farm taro. I have eight varieties of taro, which is a staple of the Hawaiian people from about 2,000 years ago, and sweet potatoes, and it's a sustainable living, agriculture, off the grid. -Jason Scott Lee

Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if rain was in the forecast. That always set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not – we knew the crops would be good and it was going to be a good week around the Bryan household. -Luke Bryan

I would say my fraternity was nothing but a bunch of farm boys; we weren't really in the whole fraternity scene, but yeah, that's a safe assessment of who I am. I've lived that life, growing up in agriculture and then going off to college and joining a fraternity, livin' that life. -Luke Bryan

While China succeeded in transferring nearly 150 million people from agriculture to manufacturing, we could not do so, due to lack of skilled manpower. -Pallam Raju

Industrial agriculture characteristically proceeds by single solutions to single problems: If you want the most money from your land this year, grow the crops for which the market price is highest. -Wendell Berry

Almost all the knowledge required to produce more food than eroding soil is available today – we just need to use that knowledge within a holistic paradigm – managing agriculture holistically, forming the policies that undergird it holistically. -Allan Savory

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy. -Allan Savory

Sometimes a sound gets overused. There is such a thing as a good saxophone, but it's like those fields in agriculture – they need to rest for a year or so. You need time to burn all the saxophones and start from scratch. -Thomas Mars

Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest. -Howard Graham Buffett

It is clear that agriculture as we know it has experienced major changes within the life expectancy of most of us, and these changes have caused a major further deterioration of worldwide levels of nutrition. -Richard Lamm

All the companies I've worked for have this deep problem of devolving to something like the hunting and gathering cultures of 100,000 years ago. If businesses could find a way to invent 'agriculture,' we could put the world back together and all would prosper. -Alan Kay

We have an ideal location for a couple of organic wineries on the island. But the reintroduction of commercial agriculture to Lanai is 100% dependent upon increasing the available water on the island. So we're going to use solar energy to convert seawater to fresh water. -Larry Ellison

I said that if I were an industrialist or entrepreneur, I would invest in agriculture-based enterprises, for there is so much that can be done in manufacturing, in food preservation. -F. Sionil Jose

Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that. -Alice Waters

I am disappointed because nobody is talking about food and agriculture. They're talking about the diets of children, but they're talking about Band-Aids. We're not seeing a vision. -Alice Waters

We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture. -Alice Waters

Food should be cheap, and labor should be cheap, and everything should be the same no matter where you go; whether it's a McDonald's in Germany or one in California, it should be the same. And this message is destroying cultures around the world. Needless to say, agriculture goes with it. -Alice Waters

We eat every day, and if we do it in a way that doesn't recognize value, it's contributing to the destruction of our culture and of agriculture. But if it's done with a focus and care, it can be a wonderful thing. It changes the quality of your life. -Alice Waters

I feel it is an obligation to help people understand the relation of food to agriculture and the relationship of food to culture. -Alice Waters

People come to me with their passion about transportation, about education, about health care, about agriculture, the dairy industry, the almond growers. I'm just a kid in a candy store, learning and eating up all this different knowledge. -Jerry McNerney

Viewed from a holistic ecological perspective, some meat – such as conscientiously hunted animals – involves less suffering and environmental damage than arable agriculture, while both of these are significantly less harmful than indiscriminately purchasing meat on the market. -Tristram Stuart

China's use of 'night soil,' as the Chinese rightly call a manure that is collected after dark, is probably the reason that its soils are still healthy after four millennia of intensive agriculture, while other great civilizations – the Maya, for one – floundered when their soils turned to dust. -Rose George

The history of agriculture is the history of humans breeding seeds and animals to produce traits we want in our crops and livestock. -Michael Specter

Industrial agriculture freed many people to pursue lives their parents and grandparents could never have. It made America modern. -Michael Specter

The emphasis of my government is to take advantage from the Chinese experience in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, energy, infrastructure, development, health and high efficiency irrigation. -Asif Ali Zardari

Like its agriculture, Africa's markets are highly under-capitalized and inefficient. We know from our work around the continent that transaction costs of reaching the market, and the risks of transacting in rural, agriculture markets, are extremely high. In fact, only one third of agricultural output produced in Africa even reaches the market. -Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

If we moved from industrialized agriculture to re-localized organic agriculture, we could sequester about one quarter of the carbon moving into the air and destroying our glaciers, oceans, forests and lands. -Winona LaDuke

Morality is often seen as an innovation, like agriculture and writing. From this perspective, babies are pint-sized psychopaths, self-interested beings who need to be taught moral notions such as the wrongness of harming another person. -Paul Bloom

In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws. -Bill Dedman

Because Iran understands Afghanistan far better than Americans do, making Iran a partner in a long-term effort to transform Afghan agriculture makes sense. -Stephen Kinzer

I never wanted to become an actor. I always wanted to be a farmer and dreamt of owning half an acre of agriculture land. -Pawan Kalyan

I grew up in Italy, and our country is a country of great agriculture and food produce. It wasn't like I was urban and only knew about high-heeled shoes and purses and never knew where my eggs came from. -Isabella Rossellini

Women in Africa are really the pillar of the society, are the most productive segment of society, actually. They do agriculture. -Mo Ibrahim

My father worked in agriculture, and I got to travel round remote rural areas with him and see a bit of the landscape and people. -Giles Foden

Our twenty-first century economy may focus on agriculture, not information. -James Howard Kunstler

The American government policy on what we supported and subsidised in agriculture was a social experiment on a whole generation of children. -Ruth Reichl

My niche will be to support the environment through the growth of organic agriculture. -Nell Newman

If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

I always thought of Djibouti as a place where human history hasn't really begun yet – or perhaps it's already over. There's something in the landscape that's stronger than human civilisation. There's no agriculture, for example, and there are live volcanoes. -Claire Denis

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease are direct results of American agriculture policy and, specifically, the government's wading into the food arena. -Joel Salatin

Industrial agriculture, because it depends on standardization, has bombarded us with the message that all pork is pork, all chicken is chicken, eggs eggs, even though we all know that can't really be true. -Joel Salatin

We have decided to diversify agriculture; we decided to develop our tourism sector. We have decided to develop our mining sector. So these are some of the things we're telling Malawians: we say this is what we need to do in order for us to get out of this total dependence on aid. -Joyce Banda

Paternalistic regulations often prohibit women from holding jobs in certain industries: In the Russian Federation, women cannot drive trucks in the agriculture sector; in Belarus, they cannot be carpenters; in Kazakhstan, they cannot be welders. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

I think every business should build on their strengths, and the strengths of Victoria are our clean, green agriculture; the strengths of Victoria are our strong education system. -Denis Napthine

To me, the most critical thing in agriculture is investing in the peasant agriculture, transforming peasant agriculture. -Jakaya Kikwete

I have been busy working in order to make agriculture a priority sector not on a small scale, but into an agro-based industry. -Augustin Matata Ponyo

Beaumont-Hamel sits within a thousand acres of French agriculture. The trenches are under this blanket of grass. In the 1920s, a park was established here and trees from Newfoundland imported to encircle the battlefield so you get the feeling of being within a copse of woods. -Michael Winter

My writing is called exotic or avant-garde because I write about rural places. Has it really come to this, that if you write about the country you are avant-garde? How did this happen? Modern agriculture and spaces are still so relevant. -Sarah Hall

When you look at the social cost of carbon – and there is a lot of ambiguity around that – what you also need to be doing is looking at the benefits of carbon and what that has on increased agriculture production. -Marsha Blackburn

As a grandson of farmers in downstate Illinois, I have long admired the dedication of farmers to their work and have written about the role of agriculture in American innovation. -Edmund Phelps

My schooling was disrupted by the shortage of labor during World War I. It meant foregoing high school. Then, late in 1921, I entered upon a short course in agriculture at South Dakota State College. I managed to enter college in 1924, and I was permitted to complete my college work in three years. -Theodore Schultz

Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world's poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor. -Theodore Schultz

Analog components don't 'scale' as well as digital components, but integrating them into relatively mature 28 nm platforms will accelerate the connection of everything from watches, personal healthcare, and home appliances to automotive, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and industrial controls. -Henry Samueli

A form of protectionism should be enforced at national level, at least on strategic areas such as agriculture. -Marion Marechal-Le Pen

The oceans produce up to 70 percent of our oxygen, they shape our climate, and they support an American oceans economy larger than our nation's entire agriculture sector. -Frances Beinecke

The USDA is tasked with managing and promoting agriculture – including the well-funded animal agriculture industry – so it's pulled into a tug-of-war every time the dietary guidelines are re-evaluated. -Michael Greger

The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture. -Michael Greger

Israel and our vicinity is an area that traditionally has little industry. The area is known for history, it's known for religious stories, it's known a bit for agriculture, but… neither was the Jewish population thinking about export industry, nor the Arab or Palestinian population. -Stef Wertheimer

We farm workers are closest to food production. We were the first to recognize the serious health hazards of agriculture pesticides to both consumers and ourselves. -Cesar Chavez

Hemp has the potential to be a major boon to Colorado agriculture, giving farmers another viable and profitable option for their fields. -Cory Gardner

I've been impressed, obviously, with what Israel has done over the years, as it related to technology, agriculture, research in general. -Marcia Fudge

We have built cities, developed industry and cultivated agriculture – we have transformed the State of Israel into an example and symbol for many other countries in the world. -Ariel Sharon

What's the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off? -Ehud Olmert

A program to make municipal composting of food and yard waste mandatory and then distributing the compost free to area farmers would shrink America's garbage heap, cut the need for irrigation and fossil-fuel fertilizers in agriculture, and improve the nutritional quality of the American diet. -Michael Pollan

If we're eating industrially, if we're letting large corporations, fast food chains, cook our food, we're going to have a huge, industrialized, monoculture agriculture because big likes to buy from big. So I realized, wow, how we cook or whether we cook has a huge bearing on what kind of agriculture we're going to have. -Michael Pollan

It's the embrace of corn-based ethanol that has driven up all food prices. It's not making agriculture more sustainable. -Michael Pollan

To a very great extent, it's the fast-food industry that really industrialized our agriculture – that drove the system to one variety of chicken grown very quickly in confinement, to the feedlot system for beef, to giant monocultures to grow potatoes. All of those thing flow from the desire of fast-food companies for a perfectly consistent product. -Michael Pollan

In antiquity, agriculture and industry depended completely on human labor; but now, with the development of natural forces that human labor cannot match, agriculture and industry have fallen completely into the hands of the capitalists. The greater the amount of capital, the more abundant the resources that can be utilized. -Sun Yat-sen

Global warming would increase the rate of evaporation from the oceans. This would increase rainfall worldwide. In addition, global warming would lengthen the growing season, thereby increasing still further the bounty of both agriculture and nature. -Robert Zubrin

Starting as a few bands of hunter-gatherers, humanity expanded the food resources afforded by the land a thousandfold through the development of agriculture. -Robert Zubrin

Before agriculture was invented, land was not a resource. Before oil drilling and nuclear fission were invented, petroleum and uranium were not resources. -Robert Zubrin

I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming. -Alec Baldwin

Development of space will improve life on Earth. Access to space is important for agriculture, humanitarian efforts, communications, and navigation. -Steve Jurvetson

The growth in ethanol and biodiesel is something that I have worked on since I was secretary of agriculture in Kansas. I would like to see a lot more progress, because I think there is a real score to be made on this. -Sam Brownback

I have been a long-term environmental advocate for the agriculture industry. I have particularly tried to push carbon farming or carbon sequestration. -Sam Brownback

The lack of roads in Africa greatly hinders agriculture, education, and development. -Norman Borlaug

When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee designated me the recipient of the 1970 award for my contribution to the 'green revolution,' they were in effect, I believe, selecting an individual to symbolize the vital role of agriculture and food production in a world that is hungry, both for bread and for peace. -Norman Borlaug

Both climate change and extinction are results of our tyranny over the nonhuman world and our domination of, and exploitation of, whole categories of each other – and those, in turn, are clearly linked to agriculture, the cattle-industrial complex, capitalism. -Lydia Millet

When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn't speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery. -Fidel Castro

Science, innovation, safety and affordability. Who could oppose United States food policy based on these core principles? Unfortunately, this idea has become unnecessarily controversial in agriculture. -Mike Pompeo

I support a robust economy where agriculture and businesses are able to compete in a fair and open global market. -Ryan Zinke

I believe that agriculture land – productive agricultural land with water on site – will be valuable in the future. -Michael Burry

People want development, modern thinking. They want to encourage and support research in agriculture and other fields. -Sharad Pawar

When I was agriculture minister, we drafted specific policies to tackle the agrarian crisis. -Sharad Pawar

In agriculture, whatever you plan and execute takes 2-3 years to have an impact. -Sharad Pawar

The agriculture ministry has to see that their good research percolates down to the fields through the state agricultural departments and the 70-odd state agricultural universities. -Sharad Pawar

By developing deep learning solutions that are faster, easier, and less expensive to use, Nervana is democratizing deep learning and fueling advances in medical diagnostics, image and speech recognition, genomics, agriculture, finance, and eventually across all industries. -Steve Jurvetson

It is hard for me to understand why we tolerate so many barriers to agriculture trade when America is the No. 1 producer of agriculture products. I think opening up markets – more markets for agricultural sales is a very high priority for us. -Robert Lighthizer

Since I was a boy – born into a farming family in Bonaire, GA – I've had agriculture running through my veins. -Sonny Perdue

In Georgia, agriculture is one area where Democrats and Republicans consistently reached across the aisle and work together. -Sonny Perdue

I'm going to be the unapologetic chief advocate, chief salesman for American agriculture products around the world. You grow 'em, we're going to sell 'em. -Sonny Perdue

It's critically important for Europe to have a different way to think about the role of agriculture in society and the economy here. -Sandra E. Peterson

Let's not pretend we're in a global free market when it comes to agriculture. Every country protects, for good reason, its agricultural industries. -Justin Trudeau

My mother was a housewife. My father worked in the agriculture business, but they were very encouraging about everything. When I said I wanted to do art, they were very supportive. -Giles Deacon

I don't think we should have less information in the world. The information age has yielded great advances in medicine, agriculture, transportation and many other fields. But the problem is twofold. One, we are assaulted with more information than any one of us can handle. Two, beyond the overload, too much information often leads to bad decisions. -Daniel Levitin

Whether the struggle was between English merchants and the American colonies, pre Civil War northern manufacturers vs. southern slave holders, or American grain farmers and auto manufacturers seeking advantage in the Mexican agriculture and labor markets in the 1990s, U.S. policy has reflected the economic clash of interests of the day. -Danny K. Davis

While the developed world has shifted from agriculture to manufacturing and then to services, the number of jobs has always climbed. -Alain Dehaze

In their pursuit of growth and diversification, African economies should consider transforming the discourse from a focus on industrialisation to a broader one centred on value addition in agriculture, manufacturing, and services. -Arancha Gonzalez

The fundamental for the sustainable growth of Nigeria is not in the hydro-carbon industry but in agriculture. -Yemi Osinbajo

Large-scale deforestation can be prevented while increasing food production through better, smarter agriculture. -Paul Polman

Programs that reduce energy and water use and increase green agriculture and transport have huge job-creating potential. -Sharan Burrow

U.S. industries from steel-making to plastics synthesis are among the world's most energy-efficient; American agriculture is highly productive, as are America's railroads. But for decades, Americans themselves have been living beyond their means, wasting energy in their houses and cars and amassing energy-intensive throwaway products on credit. -Vaclav Smil

I was the first woman elected as secretary of agriculture in Iowa. -Patty Judge

When I ran for secretary of agriculture in Iowa in 1996, people… were sure that Iowans would not consider electing a woman to that position. -Patty Judge

By modernizing the process of food preservation, Birdseye nationalized and then internationalized food distribution… facilitated urban living and helped to take people away from the farms… and greatly contributed to the development of industrial-scale agriculture. -Mark Kurlansky

AI will impact every industry on Earth, including manufacturing, agriculture, health care, and more. -Fei-Fei Li

If we didn't have a sustainable agriculture industry, who would be paying the then-missing taxes to support our defence, police, roads, airports, elderly, parks, public sporting facilities and much more? -Gina Rinehart

It is difficult to think of a major industry that AI will not transform. This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. There are surprisingly clear paths for AI to make a big difference in all of these industries. -Andrew Ng

In Silicon Valley, there are a lot of startups using computer vision for agriculture or shopping – there are a lot for clothes shopping. At Baidu, for example, if you find a picture of a movie star, we actually use facial recognition to identify that movie star and then tell you things like their age and hobbies. -Andrew Ng

We're making this analogy that AI is the new electricity. Electricity transformed industries: agriculture, transportation, communication, manufacturing. -Andrew Ng

I think the next massive wave of value creation will be when you can get a manufacturing company or agriculture devices company or a health care company to develop dozens of AI solutions to help their businesses. -Andrew Ng

I want to highlight that Italy, every year, sends 6 billion euros in cash to Brussels. I cannot give these 6 billion euros to Brussels and then let them damage us on the fronts of agriculture, migration, fishing, commerce and finance. Why am I giving 6 billion to receive nothing in return? -Matteo Salvini

China is taking over Brazil, and that is worrying. They are investing in mining, agriculture, energy, ports, and airports. -Jair Bolsonaro

Do I need to know about medicine to solve the health problem in Brazil? Do I need to know about agriculture to advance the agribusiness? -Jair Bolsonaro

Designing our own agriculture policy will mean we can put behind us the quotas and regulations that have held back U.K. output during our years in the E.U. -John Redwood

Our country is an agriculture-based country. And slowly, we are forgetting our roots. -Karthi

If the YSRCP is voted to power, agriculture sector will be given top priority. The interests of all sections of people will be protected. -Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy

To Mahatma Gandhi, the key to India's progress was the development of its villages. In his unified vision, education, agriculture, village industry, social reform all came together to provide the basis for a vibrant rural society free from exploitation and linked to the urban centres as equals. Our planning incorporates this basic insight. -Rajiv Gandhi

I always told my children that if they want to be pilot, go ahead and do it, or if they wanted to get into agriculture, I told them that I will support them. But when they chose music, you feel as if those birds have come back home to the nest. -Shankar Mahadevan

I always turn to Wendell Berry for inspiration on food, community, agriculture, and, well, just being a human. -Samin Nosrat

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