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"I" Words Driving Ag
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 04:08 PM CDT

SEATTLE (DTN) -- Twelve is the new nine, or so Kevin Roepke argues.

The U.S. Grains Council's southeast Asia regional director explained that a recent study suggested the world population could climb to 12 billion people by 2100, an even higher estimate of the number of mouths the world's farmers will need to feed in the future. The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FA) predicts global population will reach 9 billion people by the year 2050.

It's why he thinks four "I" words will be crucial to the future of agriculture: investment, information, infrastructure and integrity.

"The World Bank ...

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