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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....
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 in Berlin....
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....
24 December 2013
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 for situations where water storage will directly impact...
18 December 2013
New Reforms to Improve Management of Water Supplies
UK - The way water is taken from rivers and groundwater is set to be modernised following the launch of a new consultation on reforms to its licence system, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson announced yesterday (17 December)....
21 November 2013
Water 'Dilemma' Faces New Zealand Cattle Industry
NEW ZEALAND – A government report has linked dairy farm expansion with increasing stress on water quality....
12 November 2013
Farmers Welcome Freshwater Policy Statement
NEW ZEALAND – Water policy is going to be scientifically, culturally and economically informed for the first time, says a Federated Farmers of New Zealand spokesperson....
01 November 2013
Pull the Plug on Water Waste, Says NFU
US - Government policy must be shaped to enable farmers and growers to better capture water during times of plenty to help the industry produce more British food when there are shortages, the NFU said....
30 October 2013
South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite financial assistance to mitigate the drought conditions hitting farmers....
Report Examines How to Realise Africa's Food Potential
AFRICA - Sub-Saharan Africa is often seen within the food and agriculture (F&A) community as having significant untapped potential, according to Rabobank, which suggests that global companies hold the key to realising that potential. ...
28 October 2013
Farm Bureau Commends Passage of Water Resources Act
US - Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013....
16 October 2013
World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity
GLOBAL – Diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations, says the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ahead of World Food Day 2013....
14 October 2013
Water Rights Must Remain With States, Says Farm Bureau
US - Continued state control of water rights is critically important to farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress....
04 October 2013
Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
Danish Livestock Need Most Water in EU
EU – Over a quarter of Denmark’s total national water use is taken by livestock, a Joint Research Centre study shows....
Irrigation Keeps Dairy Economy 'Ticking'
NEW ZEALAND - Irrigation has kept the economy of New Zealand ticking through the drought, a farm spokesman has said....
26 September 2013
Brazilian Minister Discusses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Antonio Andrade, promoted the sustainable use of water in agriculture during the opening ceremony of the meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina....
19 September 2013
NFU Encouraged by EPA Proposed Rule, Agriculture Remains Exempt
Us - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a peer-reviewed study entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence,...
28 August 2013
CME: New Concerns in Crop Markets to Hit Livestock Sector
US - Dry and hot, these are the words of Len Steiner and Steve Meyer regarding recent conditions over the mid-west. ...
05 August 2013
Austrian Drought Triggers Emergency Support
AUSTRIA – Farmers battling against a heatwave will receive disaster funding to alleviate the pressure of higher costs and mounting livestock and crop losses. ...
26 July 2013
Development Organisation Recognised for Cooperative Work
ETHIOPIA – Economic development organisation ACDI/VOCA has been recognised by the national government for efforts to develop agricultural cooperatives....
11 July 2013
Winter Management Can Cut Losses Through Runoff
GLOBAL - By using simple grazing techniques such as back-fencing and water course protection, overland flow can be reduced on winter forage crops, the AgResearch study team has found....
10 July 2013
Scottish Govt Listens to Union on Water Regulation
UK - NFU Scotland is drawing farmers’ attention to new diffuse pollution rules and has welcomed the Scottish Government’s changes to its original, impractical proposals....
03 July 2013
Farm Bureau Seeks Ruling on Farmyard Stormwater
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation this week (1 July) asked the US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to determine that livestock and poultry farmers do not need Clean Water Act discharge permits for ordinary stormwater runoff...
EC Approves State Aid for German Flood-affected Farmers
GERMANY - The European Commission (EC) has cleared €600 million in German compensation aid after flood damage to the country's agricultural sector....
26 June 2013
FAO Meeting Discusses Water and Food Security
GLOBAL - Researchers and policy-makers are gathering in Cairo, Egypt, to build links between available science and practical policy action for a conference organised by the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....
24 June 2013
Minister Supports Drought Hit Graziers
AUSTRALIA - AGFORCE Queensland has today expressed growing frustration at the Federal Government’s public ridicule of emergency grazing in National Parks and its failure to rule out taking legal action against drought stricken graziers....
18 June 2013
18,000 Cattle to Be Moved in Record Drive
AUSTRALIA – Farmers have embarked on a treacherous drive through bare northern grasslands after the Australian Agricultural Company purchased 18,000 cattle from several Northern Territory farms....
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