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28 November 2012
Spanish Water Reserves at 51.8 per cent Capacity
SPAIN - Water reserves are at 51.8 per cent of total capacity with currently 28,666 cubic meters of water stored throughout Spain. ...
26 November 2012
Murray Darling Basin Plan Now Law
AUSTRALIA - After more than 100 years of difficulties, Australia now has a single, national plan for managing water in the Murray-Darling Basin....
23 November 2012
Academics Announce Whole-Farm Approach to Drought Proofing
US - A comprehensive discussion of water management is being offered for producers. ...
Slurry Spreading Options in Non-NVZ Areas
SCOTLAND, UK - National Farmers Union Scotland has been working with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) on assisting those livestock farmers in non-NVZ areas who are struggling to store and spread slurry in the ongoing wet weather....
Farmers Express Murray Darling Basin Plan Importance
AUSTRALIA - Producer lobbying group, New South Wales Farmers (NSW), have said that the water management framework, Murray Darling Basin Plan, must meet their key expectations upon reviewing it or they will not support the plan....
22 November 2012
Researchers Criticised Over 'One Plan' Investigation
NEW ZEALAND - An Horizons Councillor has responded to an independent analysis of water and environment policy document 'One Plan' after it warned that policy changes would hamper farm profits by as much as 43 per cent, reports Michael Priestley. ...
Queensland Farm Suffers Wet Spell
AUSTRALIA - For two years, one of the only large coastal cattle properties in south-east Queensland was shrouded in suffocating rain....
21 November 2012
Eblex Issue Waterlogging Warning
UK - Waterlogging could be causing significant damage to grass leading to decreased yields and lower nutrient value for grazing animals, EBLEX has warned....
Iowa Nutrient Strategy Released
US - Following calls to clean up the Mississippi river, academics in Iowa have released a Nutrient Reduction Strategy designed to direct efforts to reduce nutrients in surface water from both point and nonpoint sources in a scientific, reasonable and...
16 November 2012
Industry Organisations Approve Final Water Report
NEW ZEALAND - The third and final report produced by the Land and Water Forum, a policy directing collective of organisations, has been welcomed by the farming community. Building on previous forum publications it intends to guide the implementation,...
14 November 2012
Farmers Tackle the Phosphate Challenge
UK - A partnership between the National Farmers Union, Environment Agency and farmers is looking to tackle the problems of a damaging water pollutant....
Wet Weather Requires Slurry Spreading Period Lengthened
UK - The NFU's Environment Team has released their monthly newsletter. Flood management and slurry spreading are some of the key issues discussed with the wet autumnal weather causing problems. ...
Academics Warn of Aquifer Depletion and Water Value Increase
US - Growing populations, climate change, fixed water supplies and a declining Ollaga aquifer were the issues discussed at the Future of Water Conference last week in Manhattan. ...
06 November 2012
Thousands of Cattle Succumb to Drought
ZIMBABWE - At least 1,240 cattle have died across the country due to persistent drought, as the government battles to provide adequate relief to affected farming communities....
30 October 2012
New Drought Strategy Receives Support
AUSTRALIA - Reform of Australia’s drought policy is another step closer with Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments today agreeing on the framework for a new national drought package focussed on risk management and preparedness rather than crisis...
29 October 2012
Drought Devastating to Beef Industry, Herd Numbers Fall
US - High feed prices and large financial losses brought on by a combination of multi-year drought in the Southern Plains and the 2012 Midwestern drought will continue their stranglehold on the nation's beef industry in the coming months, a Purdue Extension...
16 October 2012
World Food Day Raises Concerns Over High Food Prices
GLOBAL - This year's World Food Day, on 16 October, coincides with international concerns about food prices....
05 October 2012
NFU Strengthens its Water Resources
UK - Lessons need to be learnt quickly from this year’s drought to help ensure farmers and growers have a secure supply of water, says the National Farmers Union’s new national water resources adviser....
02 October 2012
Drought Takes $128 Million Bite Out of Arkansas Beef Cattle Industry
US - Drought has cost Arkansas’ beef cattle industry $128 million and the losses may continue to rise, with 3 percent of ranchers saying they planned to sell all their livestock, according to a study released last week by University of Arkansas System...
25 September 2012
Russia Loses 4.3m Grain Hectares to Drought
RUSSIA - The latest figures from the Russian agriculture ministry show that grain crops on 4.3 million hectares that had been planted this year have been lost because of the drought. ...
24 September 2012
Farmdoc: Nearly All Illinois Counties in Disaster Area
US - US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has declared all but four Illinois counties as disaster areas due to the 2012 drought. Those counties not in the disaster area are Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will. ...
20 September 2012
Managing Short Feed Supplies after Drought
US - Because most of the states hit by the 2012 drought were in the corn-producing areas of the country, serious feed shortages will occur for most livestock operations this winter. Yet, in spite of this ominous forecast, beef cattle producers likely...
14 September 2012
Water - The Threat and the Challenge
ANALYSIS - It is nothing new, global water resources are becoming scarcer and there is increasing competition between agriculture and other industries. However a new report, The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue, calls on government...
13 September 2012
Global Water Crisis, an Urgent Security Issue
GLOBAL - The world today confronts a water crisis with critical implications for peace, political stability and economic development, experts warn in a new report issued jointly by the InterAction Council (IAC), a group of 40 prominent former government...
07 September 2012
Inventories for Operational Survival
US - As the drought continues across SD and the majority of the Corn Belt producers need to start looking at their operations more analytically than they have in the past....
06 September 2012
Drought Impacts on the Beef Cow Herd Could Accelerate This Fall
US - It is difficult to estimate just how much impact the drought this year has had on the cow herd. Beef cow slaughter for the year to date is down nearly 11 per cent from last year, a smaller decline than previously expected, writes Derrell Peel, Oklahoma...
30 August 2012
US Beef Production - Optimism Low but Conditions will Improve
ANALYSIS - Last year was a hard year for many cattle producers in the US, however 2012 has proved to be even tougher. Optimism is low throughout the ranks, as pasture conditions and high grains prices take their toll. Charlotte Johnston, TheBeefSite editor...
29 August 2012
Drought Increases Herd Sell-off, Hay Price Increase
US - Drought’s impact on Arkansas row crop production was minimal compared with other states, but it accelerated beef cattle herd reductions and drove increases in hay prices, according to a preliminary economic impact report released Friday by the...
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