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27 June 2014
Heavy Metals Could Pollute Groundwater from Fracking Flowback
US - Cornell University researchers said the chemical makeup of wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals...
25 June 2014
El Nino, La Nina Can Forecast Crop Yields
US - Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific can end up having a lot to do with the price of corn in Missouri, thanks to El Nino and La Nina, says a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist....
Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
22 June 2014
New System Recycles Water, Concentrates Fertilizer Nutrients from Waste
NEW ZEALAND - Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. (LWR) has announced that it has been awarded a New Zealand patent for its manure treatment technology....
18 June 2014
Does Flood Funding Recognise the Value of Agriculture?
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across...
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...
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
09 June 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
06 June 2014
Prospects for Serbian Winter Cereals Negatively Impacted by Recent Floods
SERBIA - In early May 2014, in Serbia prospects for winter cereal crops (mainly wheat and barley), for harvest from June/July were favourable owing to a mild winter. The wheat crop was forecast...
Farmers, Growers Need Reliable Source of Water
UK - A University of Cambridge report is right to suggest that collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources – and it is essential that farmers and growers...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers...
27 May 2014
FAO Providing Agriculture, Fishing Kits to Help Sudan's Famine Risk
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference...
23 May 2014
US Congress Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014
US - The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds Congress for their votes this week to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with an overwhelming 412-4 vote...
08 May 2014
McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
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
Irrigation Solution to Optimize Watering, Fertigation and Effluent Dispersal via Internet
NORTH AMERICA — Trimble announced the availability of Irrigate-IQ™ precision irrigation solution in North America. ...
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...
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...
30 April 2014
Monsanto Increases Irrigation Efficiency, Saving 30-80 Billion Gal. of Fresh Water
GLOBAL - It’s an unavoidable dilemma: fresh water and productive soil are vital to sustain life and to grow the food we need. ...
29 April 2014
El Nino Could Hit India Pulses Production
ANALYSIS - India’s apex industry body is weighing heavily on El Nino that is expected to hit India this monsoon, writes Jagdish Kumar....
18 April 2014
Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
14 April 2014
Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
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
Water Scarcity Threatens Jordan's Ability to Grow Crops
JORDAN - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is among the driest places on earth. Water scarcity is a real threat to the country’s ability to grow crops. As a result, Jordan’s domestic production...
31 March 2014
£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...
Peru's Drought Could Boost Demand for US Rice
PERU - Peru has been a small importer of US rice but that could change in the next few months due to drought conditions in a major rice-producing region....
28 March 2014
Water Abstraction Licensing A 'Mixed Bag' for Farming Industry
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the NFU said today (Friday 28th March)....
27 March 2014
EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule Pleases Farmers Union
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has proposed a rule regarding provisions of the Clean Water Act....
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....
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. ...
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