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24 March 2014
Arable Farmers Backing Campaign for Farmed Environment
UK - Lowland arable farmers across England have stepped up to the mark and are showing support for an invigorated Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) by adopting voluntary environmental...
21 March 2014
World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface...
06 March 2014
Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
26 February 2014
Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
UK - The UK government has set out four key areas for recovery for British farming following the devastation caused by recent floods....
Water Supply Is Major Factor in Cropping Decision
ANALYSIS - Corn is still king, but in some parts of the US farmers are leaning toward crop rotation to break up the amount of water that's needed, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
Poor Rainfall Expected to Limit the 2013/14 Paddy Production
THAILAND - Planting of the 2013/14 secondary season crop began in early January and is expected to last until mid-April. ...
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British countryside, the NFU said today....
25 February 2014
Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
24 February 2014
Flood-proofing Farming: A Grass Roots Approach
UK - Scientists at two BBSRC-funded institutes – Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon – are...
21 February 2014
Study of 2011 Flood will Lead to Better Preparedness
US - In May 2011, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a levee south of Cairo, Ill., diverting the rising waters of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to prevent flooding...
19 February 2014
Melting Snow Coupled with Rain Raises Flooding Potential
US - Indiana homeowners can take advantage of the warming weather to reduce the chance of water damage from melting snow and ice as well as rain that is expected this week, a Purdue Extension...
18 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
HSBC Supports Farmers Affected by floods
UK - HSBC has been calling our agricultural customers impacted by flooding to ensure they have the support they need....
14 February 2014
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for farmers in the south of England after the wettest January since 1766 has submerged thousands of acres under water....
12 February 2014
Hot, Dry Summer Likely, but Possible Moisture Relief this Fall
US - Texas State Climatologist Dr John Nielsen-Gammon said there’s a chance that an El Niño might develop later this year, but even if it does, its effects will not be in time to offset another...
10 February 2014
NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to...
05 February 2014
NFU: Lessons Must be Learned from Severe Flooding
UK - Government must learn important lessons from the severe flooding that is continuing to damage many rural communities not just in Somerset but across the country, the NFU has said....
03 February 2014
EPA Awards Almost $9 Million to Improve Water Quality
US - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy has announced grants to four research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient...
28 January 2014
Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South
UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water....
27 January 2014
Water Innovation Projects Receive €50 million in Funding
EU - Eleven new projects aiming to promote innovative solutions for water-related challenges have been approved for EU research funding. ...
22 January 2014
Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security?
GERMANY - How sustainable water use can secure food production over the long term was the central theme of the Blue Planet session at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during Green Week...
15 January 2014
Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air
UK - Defra has released a publication designed to inform farmers, growers and land managers on good agricultural practice for water, soil and air....
Drought Further Recedes but Winter Wheat Still Challenged
US - Drought conditions continued to recede in Texas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
13 January 2014
Sustainable Food Toolkit Launched
US - As the world's population swells beyond 10 billion people later this century, what can we do to sustain the farmland, energy and water supplies needed to keep everyone fed?...
03 January 2014
What Will Be the Big Ag Issues in 2014?
US - When it comes to the big issues for US agriculture, farmers and ranchers can’t help but hope that Congress gets more done in 2014 than 2013. ...
31 December 2013
Program Supports Economic Development in Ag Sectors
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare...
27 December 2013
Experts Discuss Managing Extreme, Extended Drought
US - More than 15 experts in the fields of irrigation, range management, climatology, and drought planning are scheduled to speak at a one-day workshop January 9 in Garden City, Kansas, on managing...
24 December 2013
Study Highlights Key Role Soil Structure Plays in Water Uptake by Crops
UK - The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. ...
Growing Adaptation Program to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare...
23 December 2013
Saving the Great Plains Water Supply
US - Significant portions of the Ogalalla Aquifer, one of the largest bodies of water in the United States, are at risk of drying up if it continues to be drained at its current rate....
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