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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 18, 2013 03:24 PM CDT

To meet a growing demand to feed the world a new study from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology said U.S. farmers won't be able to meet that demand by simply expanding the number of harvested acres.

A new CAST issue paper "Food, Fuel and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future" said U.S. producers will need to take a closer look at how they are using available land.

"Current conditions and future trends show that adequate food production will require increases in the use of fertilizer nutrients," the paper said.

"With a growing population, dwindling arable land, and an ...

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