Combines harvesting dry land wheat on the Vulgamore Family Farm just south of Scott City, Kansas.  The Vulgamores have been farming this area for five generations, and have one of the largest farms in the county.  The wheat harvest last about two weeks, and starts at 7AM with servicing the combines, and usually continues non-stop until 11PM.

Feeding 9 Billion

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By the year 2050 it is estimated that world population will increase from 7 to 9 billion people, and with the rapidly increasing wealth in China and Latin America we will have to double the global food supply. National Geographic asked George to take a look at the way industrialized agriculture will meet this growing demand. He went to Brazil where forest is rapidly being converted to farmland, to the United States and Japan where a mature food industry is seeking ways to increase efficiency, and to China where industrialization is both increasing demand for food and removing farmland from food production.

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