Finance Times

New Form of Farming Revolutionizes the Way We Eat


By Diane Jacobs

By 2050, the world population will reach almost 10 billion people, at least 66 percent of whom will live in urban areas.



Farmland near Colorado

Water-scarcity issues are rampant and will only increase, and the ability to feed humanity is a vital issue that must be tackled now. Thankfully, technological innovations are giving hope to addressing this catastrophic problem. Texas-based Mouser Electronics created a program this year called Shaping Smarter Cities that features engineering marvels throughout the world that are helping solve humanity's most pressing problems. Read More >>


If You're Stuck at Sea, There's An App for That


By Robert Hughes

No one out enjoying time on a boat wants to think about breaking down and needing a tow, but a little preparation can make a big difference.



Refugees at sea

According to the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the number-one reason for a slow or delayed towing company response is the considerable time it sometimes takes for the towboat captain to seek and find the disabled recreational boat on the water. Unlike drivers on a road or highway, many boaters are simply unsure of their exact location.Read More >>


Optimism About Farm Economy Remains Robust, Says New Economic Indicator


By David McKenna

One year ago, Purdue and CME Group launched the Ag Economy Barometer, the first economic indicator to help gauge the monthly outlook of the U.S. farm economy.



Refugees at sea

According to the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the number-one reason for a slow or delayed towing company response is the considerable time it sometimes takes for the towboat captain to seek and find the disabled recreational boat on the water. Unlike drivers on a road or highway, many boaters are simply unsure of their exact location.Read More >>