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25 April 2013
Strengthening Legumes to Tackle Fertilizer Pollution
US - An international team of scientists aims to lessen the reliance on nitrogen fertilizers by helping beans and similar plants boost their nitrogen production, even in areas with traditionally...
Precision Agriculture has Important Implications on Food Security
UK - Precision agriculture promises to make farming more efficient and should have an important impact on the serious issue of food security, according to a new study published in Significance,...
24 April 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Closing Update: Corn Higher, Soy Lower
US - July corn futures closed up 4 1/2 cents at $6.18 1/4 Wednesday, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
More Rain Likely into May; Time Not Crucial for Corn Crop Yet
US - Frequent and heavy rains have kept most Indiana farmers out of their fields during corn planting season so far this month, and the weather outlook for the next two weeks portends continued...
23 April 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Market Update: Grains Close Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 8 1/4 cents at $6.15 3/4 Tuesday, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
USDA Celebrates Earth Day by Promoting Water Quality Projects
US - As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit...
22 April 2013
Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly...
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...
18 April 2013
Was 2012 Really the 'Big One' for US Corn Yields?
US - A report from the NOAA Drought Task Force last week about the origins of the 2012 Great Plains drought has generated considerable interest and discussion, writes Scott Irwin....
11 April 2013
Canada Soil Conservation Week Approaches
CANADA - Soil conservation week in Canada is April 21 to 27, 2013. The importance of soil often goes unrecognized. Almost 99 per cent of the food consumed in Alberta comes from soil. ...
10 April 2013
US Grain Futures Weaken Modestly in Wake of USDA's Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Grain futures markets were under modest selling pressure in the wake of the latest US Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report issued late Wednesday morning, writes...
Alberta Farmers Hope for Profitable Growing Season Amid High Crop Prices
CANADA - High crop prices are fuelling the possibility of a profitable growing season as Alberta farmers prepare for spring seeding....
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
09 April 2013
Australia Export Highest Food Value in a Decade
AUSTRALIA - Australia exported more than A$30.5 billion worth of food in 2011–12 – the highest food export value in a decade....
Farm Flooding Preparedness in Alberta
CANADA - A particularly snowy winter and subsequently wet spring thaw brings with it the chance of seasonal flooding, especially in southern Alberta. The best way for rural Albertans to prepare...
08 April 2013
Challenges, Opportunities Addressed Throughout India Water Week 2013
INDIA - The second India Water Week 2013 begins today with the theme “Efficient Management of Water: Challenges and Opportunities”. It will be inaugurated by President of India Shri Pranab...
National Action Against Hunger Crucial in Post-2015 World
SPAIN - National leadership and action are crucial and governments have the primary responsibility for assuring the food security of their citizens, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva...
2013 Water, Agriculture and Environment Conference
CANADA - The registration deadline for the 2013 Water, Agriculture and the Environment conference is quickly approaching. The conference is being held in Lethbridge on April 16 and 17, 2013....
05 April 2013
Irrigation Wastewater Can Help Salvage Damaged Soils
US - Studies at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that examined the long-term sustainability of degraded water reuse have demonstrated that irrigation wastewater can be used to revive...
04 April 2013
March Rains Cause Problems For Thousands of Farmers
SPAIN - Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work....
02 April 2013
A Look at US Drought Tolerant Corn Hybrids
US - Several major seed companies have recently introduced corn hybrids that specifically target enhanced drought tolerance. Optimum AQUAmax hybrids from DuPont Pioneer and Agrisure Artesian...
01 April 2013
Prevent Sidewall Compaction this Spring
US - With the potential for wet soils in some areas of the country this spring, compaction may be an issue during planting. Sidewall compaction in wet soils can be a problem, especially if the...
Battling Climate Change with Tried and True Methods
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners are providing guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how they can use some tried-and-true agricultural practices...
System to Restore Wetlands Could Reduce Flooding, Aid Crops
US - Engineers at Oregon State University have developed a new interactive system to create networks of small wetlands in Midwest farmlands, which could help the region prevent massive spring...
27 March 2013
Working Together to Ensure Food for All
CHINA – In a panel discussion about food security at the China Development Forum this week, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Page said there is no need to fear a food crisis...
Elevated Carbon Dioxide Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs
US - Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2...
25 March 2013
Storms Increase Canada's Soil Moisture
CANADA - During the first weekend in March 2013, a large storm system brought upwards of 20 millimetres (mm) of precipitation to many areas along the foothills, stretching from Grande Cache to...
Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
ANALYSIS - Last Friday - 22 March - was World Water Day. It is held each year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of...
Losing Wetlands to Grow Crops
UGANDA - Getting enough to eat is a basic human need – but at what cost to the environment? Research published in BioMed Central's journal Agriculture & Food Security demonstrates that as their...
22 March 2013
Copa-Cogeca Announces Results on Water Management Solutions
EU - Celebrating International Water Day, which is dedicated in 2013 to water cooperation, Copa-Cogeca showcased results from its workshop organised together with the European Water Platform...
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