Picture a crop under increasingly intense pressure. Climate change is making yields unpredictable. Water scarcity is making it shrivel. Low prices are keeping its farmers poor. And diversification is making many producers lose...Read More
Author: Owen Roberts
The Internet keeps slowly chipping away at the uptake of daily newspapers' print editions, the staple of the news business for decades. In early November, an organization called the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a group...Read More
You can buy all the local food you can possibly eat, but unfortunately, it won’t cure some of the farm sector’s cyclical or opportunist ills, such as the way it’s being battered now by huge market forces. ...Read More
A new provincial government, even if it’s simply a new version of an old government, must have a certain blank-slate characteristic about it. It’s...Read More
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.