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16 June 2014
MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
04 June 2014
Timing, Product Choice Important for Postemergence Herbicide Applications
US - Weather has prevented Indiana corn farmers from applying herbicides before much of the crop emerged from the ground. But that doesn't mean it's too late, a pair of Purdue Extension weed...
26 May 2014
Conference on Agricultural Waste, Environmental Quality Seeks Input
US - A national conference on the impact from animal and agricultural waste on air, water, soil and climate is calling for abstracts, posters and workshop ideas – and not just from scientists...
23 May 2014
Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
16 May 2014
HGCA Helps Growers Keep on Top of Weeds
UK - HGCA has updated two publications so that growers have the most up-to-date information to deal with weeds on their farms....
08 May 2014
WATCH: Oklahoma State Desperate for Rain as Drought Ruins Wheat Crop
US - Oklahoma's wheat crop is down 38 per cent from the previous five-year average, as a result of severe on-going drought across the state....
07 May 2014
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather...
06 May 2014
Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the...
What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell Us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually
ANALYSIS - “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are planted using neonic-treated seed?” ...
02 May 2014
Buzzing for Solutions: The Global Initiative Desperately Trying to Save Bees
GLOBAL - Coming in all shapes and sizes and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and represent an irreplaceable link in food production....
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
24 April 2014
What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
21 April 2014
Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
Catch Up with the Latest Arable Thinking at Cereals 2014
UK - HGCA will again be one of the major exhibitors at Cereals 2014, with a large stand containing both established favourites and exciting new features for 2014....
18 April 2014
Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
15 April 2014
Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30...
Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
10 April 2014
Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
02 April 2014
Farmers Union Leaders Attend WFO General Assembly
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson attended the fourth World Farmers Organisation (WFO) general assembly in Buenos Aires, focusing on a number of timely issues,...
01 April 2014
Methane Strategy Recognises Ag’s Role in Climate Change Mitigation
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased that the administration’s strategy to reduce methane emissions recognizes that farmers and ranchers are important partners in the effort to...
31 March 2014
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
28 March 2014
Canada’s Bees Thrive: Public Needs Facts, Not Fear
CANADA - Popular media outlets in Canada are filled with stories about the imminent decline of honeybees and the calls by some beekeepers to ban the pesticides — called neonicotinoids — which...
26 March 2014
Is The US Heading Towards Another Dust Bowl?
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag of weather conditions across the US, with rumours that a new Dust Bowl isn't too unlikely, writes Gemma Hyland....
How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
24 March 2014
NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
Fishermen, Farmers Express Concern Over Oil Exploration in Virunga
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - Residents of two communities near Virunga National Park’s Lake Edward last week publicly declared firm opposition to the oil exploration plans of a UK company....
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