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08 December 2014
Soil Carbon Advances Could be Key to Improving Food and Water Security
UK - The Global Advances in Soil Carbon Management recommendations, which have been compiled by a team of international scientists, could have a significant impact on land degradation, food security,...
05 December 2014
A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
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...
27 November 2014
Much to be Thankful for, but Challenges Remain for Farmers
US - Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
24 November 2014
Water Stewardship Seminar Brings Value Chain Together
ANALYSIS - A sustainable water supply is vital for agriculture, which uses 70 per cent of the total freshwater withdrawn from surface water and groundwater. ...
11 November 2014
One Year On Typhoon Haiyan Affected Farmers Bouncing Back
PHILIPPINES - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient...
22 October 2014
Favourable Conditions for Swaziland Cropping Season
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of cereal crops, to be harvested from April/May 2015, is underway....
El Niño Development Stalled, but Cool, Wet Winter Still Predicted
US - Though this year’s El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State...
20 October 2014
Video Shows Why Government Must Minimise Flood Risk for Farms
UK - A poignant video of a farming couple from the Somerset Levels coming to terms with being flooded last winter highlights why the Government must urgently invest to fill the £500m shortfall...
09 October 2014
Strong Potato Yields Expected to Bolster EU Supply
ANALYSIS - The European potato supply is growing, fueled by a 3-4 per cent increase in acres and almost perfect growing conditions, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
08 October 2014
Utilising Cornstalks Despite Wet Weather
US - Besides the obvious delay in harvest, additional moisture is negatively affecting grain and cornstalk quality for cattle producers that normally utilize the crop residue to extend the grazing...
25 September 2014
Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Launched by President Obama
US - From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change, writes Secretary of State John Kerry, Agriculture Secretary...
24 September 2014
Watch: Cover Crops Field Guide for Farmers Expanded, Update
US - Farmers interested in planting cover crops to improve soil health now have an updated and expanded resource in the second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide....
18 September 2014
From Too Much Rain, to Too Little Rain
US - After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco....
11 September 2014
Help for Homeowners to Guard Against Flooding
US - Homeowners and farmers can protect their equipment, other belongings and even lives by understanding that floods can occur in unlikely places, a Purdue Extension disaster education specialist...
08 September 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
18 August 2014
Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
06 August 2014
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
30 July 2014
Partnership to Combat World Hunger
GLOBAL - The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable...
29 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
18 July 2014
NFU Asks for Clarity on Key Points Under Waters of US Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information...
15 July 2014
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
04 July 2014
Canola Plants Underwater?
CANADA - What happens to canola plants that are underwater for a few days? Here’s a detailed explanation from Murray Hartman, oilseed specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development:...
Maharashtra to Get New Central University To Support Agriculture
INDIA - Looking at the problems of Maharashtra farmers especially how to deal with a low-rainfall situation, central government is considering new agricultural university in the state....
03 July 2014
How Will Latin America Handle El Niño Threat?
LATIN AMERICA - Latin America is in a better position to face the effects of the forecasted El Niño, than on previous occasions due to fiscal improvements in many of the region's economies over...
Emergency Government Meeting Discusses Indian Monsoon Delay
INDIA - An emergency meeting of Agriculture Cabinet was held at Mantralaya here today to discuss situations emerging in Madhya Pradesh due to monsoon delay. ...
02 July 2014
Replant Options: Forage, Cover Crop Considerations for Flooded Sites
Extended periods of rainfall, flooding, hail, or all of the above have producers scrambling for replant or prevented planting options. Each choice has practical and economic implications, so...
30 June 2014
Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
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