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21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
20 March 2013
Global Surface Temperatures Likely to Set New Record This Year
GLOBAL - Evidence suggests the same factors contributing to the drought – the El Niño-La Niña cycle — have temporarily stalled global warming, according to a Texas A&M University climatologist....
18 March 2013
CME: Corn Futures Closed Mostly Steady Friday
US - May Corn finished unchanged at 716 1/2, 3 1/4 off the high and 4 1/4 up from the low. July Corn closed up 1 3/4 at 700 1/4. This was 6 1/2 up from the low and 3/4 off the high....
Research Reveals Catastrophic Loss of Cambodia’s Flooded Grasslands
UK & CAMBODIA - Around half of Cambodia’s tropical flooded grasslands have been lost in just 10 years according to new research from the University of East Anglia....
Balancing More Food, Energy with Less Pollution
ANALYSIS - As the global population grows to an expected 9 billion people by 2050, the need to produce more food and energy with less pollution is becoming more and more critical, writes Chris...
Entire North Island of New Zealand Receives Drought Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes confirmation that the entire North Island has been declared a medium scale adverse event due to drought....
15 March 2013
Britain Must Act Now to Deal with More Extreme Weather
UK - Britain should improve water supply for business and farming in the face of more frequent floods and droughts, according to Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith....
DEKALB Root System Helps Plants Withstand Drought Stress
US - With the effects of last season's drought still being felt in many states, farmers are looking for ways to help mitigate risk as they head into planting season. Farmers across the Corn-Growing...
13 March 2013
Syngenta Urges Stress Mitigation in Wheat to Minimize Drought Impact
US - While relief from the 2012 drought has started to arrive in some areas, many geographies are still feeling the effects. Syngenta recommends wheat growers address these dry weather challenges...
11 March 2013
John Deere Adds Environmental Sensors to Field Connect
US - Expanding on the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture monitoring system introduced last fall, John Deere will add new environmental sensors and features this spring to provide additional...
08 March 2013
Indiana Farmland Values to Continue Climbing
US - A Purdue University survey shows that Indiana farmland values have continued to increase despite last summer's severe drought, and farm managers and rural appraisers from across the state...
07 March 2013
Voluntary Initiative Reaches Agreement on Water Protection Progress
UK - The Voluntary Initiative (VI) has signed a working agreement with the Environment Agency confirming that voluntary measures are the preferred way forward when it comes to meeting the pesticide...
06 March 2013
Water Link Defines New Farm Frontiers
AUSTRALIA - Surprising new evidence has led scientists to concentrate on the link between water and salt in the Australian landscape with hydrological research in NSW set to define new boundaries...
05 March 2013
Back Talk with Action on Extreme Weather, says NFU
UK - The NFU is echoing the sentiments outlined by the Environment Agency on extreme weather management, but has called for action to back up the rhetoric and make it easier for farmers to cope...
21 February 2013
Landmark Carbon Assessment Developed for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Australian landscape soaked up one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past twenty years, according to a new CSIRO study released last week....
20 February 2013
Irrigated Cropland Values Surge with Drought
US - Persistent drought sparked a rush in irrigated farmland sales during the fourth quarter of 2012. Stronger sales vaulted irrigated cropland values in the District 30 percent above year-ago...
18 February 2013
National Panel Discusses Strategies for Studying Wheat Cultivation
OMAN - The Food and Water Security Committee at Majlis Ash'shura held a meeting under the chairmanship of Sultan bin Majid al Abri, Chairman of the Committee. The committee hosted during its...
13 February 2013
Meteorologist: 2013 Forecast for India, China, Australia, Europe
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference that the weather anomalies occurring around the world will continue,...
12 February 2013
Strong Australian Crop Forecast Despite Disasters
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s crops are forecast to be above average despite the recent natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed the release...
11 February 2013
A$20 Million in Commonwealth Flood Help for Bundaberg
AUSTRALIA - More than A$20 million has been deposited into the bank accounts of flood–affected residents in Bundaberg....
07 February 2013
Flood Defences Get Green Light
UK - More than 64,000 more homes and businesses will be better protected from the devastating effects of flooding after 93 new flood defences were given the green light to start construction...
05 February 2013
Expert: South American Weather Forecast Is Looking Good
VIDEO - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference don't believe the hype - the South American weather forecast is...
31 January 2013
Irrigation Intensifies Rainfall, Storms Across the Southwest
US - Agricultural irrigation in California's Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest,...
Flood Water Heads for Australian Cotton Fields
AUSTRALIA - It's a wait and see game for cotton growers on the Queensland-NSW border as floodwaters from Queensland move south, inundating paddocks and some farmhouses....
Innovative Uses of Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture
US - Droughts can severely limit crop growth, causing yearly losses of around $8 billion in the United States. But it may be possible to minimize those losses if farmers can synchronize the growth...
29 January 2013
January Rain Nearly Wipes out Remaining Drought in Indiana
US - A week of rain and unseasonable warmth in January replenished the ground with enough water to eliminate dry conditions across Indiana except for the far northern part of the state....
NFU: Industry Must Unite to Protect Agricultural Land from Flooding
UK - The NFU has called for a more effective partnership between farmers, government and the Environment Agency to help protect high value agriculture land - and the food it produces - from flooding....
28 January 2013
Communities Get a hand to Care for the Land
AUSTRALIA - New grants will support community groups and their work to keep Australia’s productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable....
25 January 2013
Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon Outlines Vision for Agriculture
GERMANY - Now is the time for a greener revolution in agriculture, to increase the productivity of farming in a more sustainable and environmentally compatible way, said Bayer CropScience’s...
24 January 2013
Storm Quinta Caused P15-Million Damage in Aklan
PHILIPPINES - Tropical storm “Quinta” that hit Aklan last year has caused P15.3 million worth of damages in the province. ...
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