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Tuesday 08/07/12

The Military and Ag Development in Afghanistan
With an Air Force uniform full of ribbons and a broadcaster's voice, Capt. Peter Shinn offered members of the agriculture media a brief look at some of the struggles of farming in Afghanistan and the work of military Agribusiness Development Teams in trying to boost production, markets and infrastructure in the war-ridden country.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 4:21PM CDT 08/07/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
When will we learn feeding people is cheaper then killing them, and a better way to make friends instead of having the world hate you.
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 5:49AM CDT 08/08/12
I hope they are using green farming techniques. Afgans need to watch their footprint.
Posted by Frank Thomas at 6:19AM CDT 08/08/12
Step one, Eliminate the occupier type mentality in this country and the Afgans will quit growing dope, as they also are profit motivated.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:52AM CDT 08/08/12
If you read this information critically, the Afghans have depleted soil, consider us occupiers-which means they likely look at our vaccinations and Bio-science as Colonial tactics, and as pointed out there's no dialog between THEIR Ag Experts and THEIR Farmers (like Washington "Ag Experts" are ever, with a few notable exceptions, that engaging with our own), and last but not least, they're major "Cash Crop" is poppies. Perhaps we could restore the cuts to the Farm Bill and end the Hemp Prohibition hypocracy in one fell swoop, by introducing the Mexican and South American Cartels (their PAC's and Lobbyists are already in Washington) to the Afghans, pull out, and let this ultimate expression of Global Trade win the day-that would be fair-right? (Ouch...my tongue was so far into my cheek, I accidently bit it...)
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:43AM CDT 08/16/12
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