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28 September 2022
Importance of New Technologies for Crop Farming
Adoption of technology has been important to production agriculture for decades. Through the adoption of technology and improved managerial practices, aggregate agricultural U.S. farm output in the United States tripled from 1948 to 2017 with almost no...
07 September 2022
Serious flaws in the estimations of global water needs are putting agriculture and communities around the world at risk
Serious flaws in the estimations of global water needs are putting agriculture and communities around the world at risk, according to recent research from an international team of researchers, including some from the University of Oxford....
12 August 2022
FarmSimple wins Canadian livestock innovation award
Herd Hand Water Monitor remotely connects farmers to water sources...
10 August 2022
Drought in Europe continues to parch farmland
Further heatwaves expected this week and next across Europe...
09 August 2022
Heat waves threaten South Asia’s struggling farmers – many are women
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. ...
04 July 2022
Monitor and maintain for optimum pond performance
When experienced heavy rains, the added precipitation can give landowners an opportunity to evaluate their ponds....
04 April 2022
CattleFax at NCBA: US weather outlook for 2022 tentatively signals continuation of La Niña, droughts
Anyone with a smartphone has access to weather forecasts. But short-term predictions are one thing; anticipating global weather patterns is another....
22 February 2022
Drought in Portugal intensifies
91% of mainland Portugal is suffering severe to extreme drought...
17 January 2022
NCBA backs WOTUS recommendations from US EPA
On Friday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced support for a report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC)....
04 November 2021
Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
27 September 2021
Predicting future key to irrigation efficiency for Australian dairy farmer
As a volunteer rural firefighter, Peter Williams is used to checking weather forecasts often. As part of that role, it’s important to predict upcoming fire danger from wind, but it’s the predicted rainfall that he’s more concerned with on the Williams’...
21 September 2021
9th Circuit vacates factory farms permit for Idaho
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed a water permit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Idaho for factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing deficiencies in its environmental monitoring requirements....
02 September 2021
US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
24 August 2021
Experts at BCRC respond to cattle rancher's drought questions
Canada's Beef Cattle Research Council recently hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related questions to a panel of nutrition and animal health experts. ...
06 August 2021
Managing cattle grazing distribution: it’s not as simple as it sounds
Grazing is an agricultural term to describe the natural behavior of cattle moving across pastures and rangelands as they consume different plants....
03 August 2021
Climate change reducing farm profits by 23% in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms....
02 August 2021
Filling the winter feed gap
In the humid subtropic regions of New South Wales, Australia, filling the winter feed gap is a challenge that many producers face when seeking to boost stocking rates and overall productivity on-farm....
28 July 2021
Managing heat stress in cattle
On a hot summer day, people often dress in light clothing, drink more water than normal and seek shade to minimize the impacts on the body from heat and humidity....
26 July 2021
Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
15 July 2021
Saskatchewan launches new water protection scheme for cow-calf producers
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program....
14 July 2021
"Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
06 July 2021
Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
25 June 2021
You can’t have a functioning ecosystem without animals
In conversation with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) podcast presenter Mark Stephen, “the soil guy”, as he’s dubbed, discusses the fundamentals of using biomimicry and agroecology to improve soil function and reduce input costs. ...
Beef cattle grazing more help than harm for endangered plants, animals
Research recently published in the journal Sustainability documents a role for livestock grazing to support the conservation of imperiled plant and animal species in California....
24 June 2021
Drought area concerning in US West
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is useful here - extreme and exceptional drought claim a significant portion of the West. ...
15 June 2021
EPA's water rule reversal a "blow to agriculture", says AFBF
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule....
14 June 2021
Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges 67% in May as Bolsonaro pledges fall flat
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for a third consecutive month in May, preliminary government data showed on Friday 11 June, with President Jair Bolsonaro yet to follow through on his April pledge to boost funding for environmental enforcement....
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts dry period ahead
Australia experienced a range of different weather extremes recently, however drier conditions are expected longer-term. ...
 
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