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Steve Sonka

Research Professor, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • Sep 07 2015
    Blog Post Postharvest Loss: A Hidden Tax on Smallholders Much of what I know about farming was learned growing up on a small Iowa farm. My parents devoted considerable attention to producing our crops and livestock.  However, considerable attention also was focused on the decisions of how much to sell and when. These decisions significantly affected the family’s well-being. Recently, we’ve seen a reawakening […] Steve Sonka
  • May 26 2015
    Blog Post Mitigating Postharvest Loss: Addressing Causes Rather than Symptoms The following originally appeared on ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the University of Illinois ant Urbana-Champaign.  Recognition that reducing postharvest loss is an important opportunity to enhance global food security is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, on September 1, 1975, then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made the following impassioned plea at […] Steve Sonka
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