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08 October 2013
Czech Farmers To Receive Flood Compensation
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers hit by the disastrous floods in June have received a government memorandum telling them they can seek compensation, to be issued from the European Commission. ...
04 October 2013
Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
25 September 2013
Keep Cover Crops Until Spring to Protect Fields
US - University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring....
Farmer's Voice Brought to International Climate Change Discussion
US - This week, National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson joined world leaders from business and government and America's top faith, military, agriculture and health representatives...
Brazilian Minister Discusses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Antonio Andrade, promoted the sustainable use of water in agriculture during the opening ceremony of the meeting of the Inter-American...
18 September 2013
NFU Encouraged by EPA Proposed Rule, Agriculture Remains Exempt
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a peer-reviewed study entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream...
13 September 2013
Dry Weather, Excessive Heat Still Choking Indiana Corn
US - Much of Indiana's once thriving corn crop continues to deteriorate as hot, dry conditions continue their stranglehold on much of the state, a Purdue Extension corn specialist says....
12 September 2013
Drought Conditions Are Focus of Ground-breaking Wheat Research
AUSTRALIA - Ground-breaking research being conducted in South Australia into the qualities of wheat varieties grown in hotter, drier locations could hold the key to significant future yield increases....
10 September 2013
Slovenia, Croatia and Austria Repair Flood Damage
EU - Slovenia, Croatia and Austria are to get €14.6 million in EU aid to help repair damage caused by severe floods in 2012. ...
09 September 2013
Second Phase of Rice Research Project Kicks off in Vietnam
VIETNAM - Following the successful genome sequencing of 36 lines of native Vietnamese rice, the second phase of a joint Vietnam-United Kingdom project to characterise the genetic diversity of...
Drought Returns to Northwest Indiana
US - Drought has crept back into part of Indiana, reflecting weeks of dry conditions following a wet winter and spring that eliminated the remnants of the devastating drought of 2012....
03 September 2013
Wind Erosion Blowing Away Soil Fertility, Stored Carbon
AUSTRALIA - Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, our economy and carbon accounts, according...
02 September 2013
Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
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. ...
22 August 2013
Corn Maturity Hampers Farm Progress Show Field Demonstrations
US - A cool and wet spring that delayed planting, followed by a cool summer, has forced the Farm Progress Show to cancel the field demonstrations normally held during the show. The 60th annual...
15 August 2013
Drought-Tolerant Varieties Offer Solutions for Any Growing Season
GLOBAL - Producers selecting corn hybrid products for corn-on-corn fields face special challenges with trash on top of the soil and root mass underneath. ...
14 August 2013
Variable Precipitation Patterns Across Alberta
CANADA - During the first week in August, precipitation patterns across the agricultural areas of Alberta have been highly variable....
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....
06 August 2013
Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet?
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 created expectations that corn prices would follow a "short crop, long tail" price pattern characterized by a price peak early in the marketing year,...
05 August 2013
Austrian Drought Triggers Emergency Support
AUSTRIA – Farmers battling against a heatwave will receive disaster funding to alleviate the pressure higher costs and mounting crop and livestock losses....
31 July 2013
Flood Resources for Agricultural Producers
CANADA - As Albertans continue to recover from the worst flooding in our province’s history, the Government of Alberta has been providing resources to help affected Albertans and their communities...
30 July 2013
India Main Rice Crop Planting Up Seven Per Cent from Last Year
INDIA - India’s main (Kharif) rice crop planting area has increased to around 19.6 million hectares, up around seven per cent from around 18.4 million hectares rice planting area seen during...
26 July 2013
Chinese Food Prices Affected by Weather
CHINA - Last week hot and rainy weather in China had an effect on agri-food prices in China. ...
25 July 2013
Higher Than Average Temperatures Cause Concern Across US
ANALYSIS - As US corn conditions declined for a second consecutive week, growers are advised not to raise concerns for the crop, writes Gemma Hyland for TheCropSite....
Flooded Farmers Have More Time to Apply for Assistance
AUSTRALIA - This extension on flood relief applies to Category C and D assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)....
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...
Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership Announced
US - On Friday, July 19, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Senator Mark Udall will host an event at Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, Colo., to announce...
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,...
16 July 2013
Nearly One Billion Litres of Rain Fell on UK Research Centre in 2012
UK - It is well documented that last year was wet, but scientists from Rothamsted Research at North Wyke have accurately measured that nearly one billion litres of rain fell on their 68 ha (168...
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. ...
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