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17 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
28 July 2015
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
28 May 2015
China Targets End of Agricultural Waste
CHINA - China has set a target to achieve "zero discharge" of agricultural waste by 2030....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
13 March 2015
Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
01 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
06 January 2015
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
01 December 2014
Inter-Linking River Can Improve Irrigation Capacity by 90 Per Cent Says River Minister
INDIA - Indian Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has said recently that inter-linking of river will raise the irrigation capacity of the...
20 November 2014
Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
18 November 2014
Irrigation for All Fields by 2024, Says Indian River Development Minister
INDIA - All fields will have irrigation facilities in the next 10 years, water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation minister, Uma Bharati said recently....
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers...
06 May 2014
Irrigation Solution to Optimize Watering, Fertigation and Effluent Dispersal via Internet
NORTH AMERICA — Trimble announced the availability of Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution in North America. ...
21 March 2014
Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next EU Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired by Mr Athanasios Tsaftaris, Minister...
10 February 2014
Choosing the Best Hybrid for Your Field
ANALYSIS - Brian Humphries, Wyffels Hybrid national sales manager, shares criteria that should be used to finalize cropping plans. ...
27 December 2013
Experts Discuss Managing Extreme, Extended Drought
US - More than 15 experts in the fields of irrigation, range management, climatology, and drought planning are scheduled to speak at a one-day workshop January 9 in Garden City, Kansas, on managing...
04 December 2013
Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
20 November 2013
Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
13 November 2013
Can Smart Technology Improve Farm Performance?
ANALYSIS - The use of smart technology in precision farming can increase production, yields and quality. This is one of the major themes at this year’s Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, writes...
06 November 2013
CME: Corn Futures Closed Lower Tuesday
US - December Corn finished down 1 1/4 at 425, 2 off the high and 1 up from the low. March Corn closed down 1 1/2 at 435 1/2. This was 1 1/4 up from the low and 2 off the high....
29 October 2013
CropWorld Global 2013: How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?
THE NETHERLANDS - This week, Amsterdam hosts the 4th Annual CropWorld Global 2013 Conference. Leading international experts from the agrochemical and crop industry, key policymakers and regulators...
26 August 2013
Brazil Sets Up Irrigation Working Group
BRAZIL - The Brazilian government has set up a working group to establish a structure for agricultural irrigation and land drainage across the country. ...
07 August 2013
Planting For Hope: Where Sustainable Agriculture Saves Communities
ANALYSIS - When clean water is scarce and fertiliser and herbicides too expensive, sustainable agriculture is not a fashionable option but a necessity....
19 July 2013
Four Million Syrians Unable to Produce or Buy Enough Food
SYRIA - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict...
18 July 2013
Expert: Irrigated Crops on the High Plains ‘All Over the Map’
US - Though there have been some recent rains and irrigation pumping is in progress, High Plains corn and cotton is “highly variable,” according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
17 July 2013
Keys to Reducing Impact of Agriculture on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Land is not being used to its best advantage according to a new study by Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and University of Cambridge,...
14 July 2013
Conserve Water and Soil Fertility to Increase Productivity under Climate Change
ANALYSIS - Higher temperatures and longer growing seasons in the UK could provide opportunities for farmers to increase productivity. ...
26 June 2013
Midwest is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
US - Hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms dotted the northern tier of the West and areas from the Plains to the East Coast, causing minor fieldwork delays but maintaining generally favorable...
24 June 2013
Podcast Helps Soybean Farmers Deal with White Mold
US - A group of university researchers, in conjunction with the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP), have created a podcast to help farmers deal with white mold, a disease of soybeans....
28 May 2013
Cropping Alternatives Crop Budgeting Tool Available Online
CANADA - The 2013 Cropping Alternatives crop budgets are available from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, to help with any last minute changes to crop plans that may be influencing seeding...
19 April 2013
Irrigation Project Funding to Help Farmers
JAMAICA - Farmers will receive more assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries this year, through an allocation of $127.4 million, which has been earmarked to improve irrigation...
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