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04 October 2017
Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
28 September 2017
Majority of Country Lacks Pasture to Graze Livestock in Coming Winter
MONGOLIA - At a national level, a total of 66 million heads of livestock are expected to go winter in 164 thousand herder households, excluding animals to be supplied to domestic market and for export. 9.2 million heads of them will move from one place...
27 September 2017
Harvest is Here; Farmers Reminded to Put Safety First
US - Harvest is here, that means farmers are already moving equipment on roads, harvesting their crop, and hauling it to elevators....
Rain Delays Harvest but Improves Conditions for Fall Work
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports rain that delayed the harvest across much of the province last week will give crops that have not yet fully matured a final boost and help get fall work moving forward, according to Bruce Cochrane....
26 September 2017
Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
18 August 2017
CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage...
21 July 2017
North Korea’s Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO...
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the...
23 June 2017
Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
19 June 2017
After the Storm: Haiti’s Mobile Vets Help Restore Livelihood
HAITI - Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October last year, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the most affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the enormous humanitarian response....
29 May 2017
Farmers Advised to Pay Attention to Power Lines
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is encouraging farmers to pay attention to power lines following a high number of power line contacts involving farm equipment this past month, reports Bruce Cochrane....
25 May 2017
Tyson Teams Up with World Resources Institute on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
15 May 2017
Farmers Urged to Keep Safety Top of Mind
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture is urging farmers to keep farm safety top of mind as work days get longer and the pressures of spring planting and field work increase, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 May 2017
Rising Temperatures Threaten Stability of Tibetan Alpine Grasslands
TIBET, CHINA - A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, and potentially upsetting the ecology of...
02 May 2017
Agency Distributes Animal Feed to Save Livestock
KENYA - The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has distributed animal feed worth Sh4 million to assist pastoralists who have migrated to Mt Kenya region due to the ongoing drought....
06 April 2017
New Report Says Benchmark for Action Needed to Avoid Future Disasters
GLOBAL - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released...
Extended Disaster Assistance for Primary Producers Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for primary producers affected by flooding in central and south-east Queensland, but flagged that more support may be needed as the full economic impact of Cyclone Debbie becomes clearer....
29 March 2017
Farming Becoming Riskier Under Climate Change
GLOBAL - Scientists the world over are working to predict how climate change will affect our planet. It is an extremely complex puzzle with many moving parts, but a few patterns have been consistent, including the prediction that farming as we know it...
23 March 2017
Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
15 March 2017
New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
10 March 2017
North American Livestock Production Plays Smaller Role than Told to Public
US - An Air Quality Specialist with the University of California Davis says livestock production in North America plays a much smaller role in contributing to global warming than the public would be led to believe, according to Bruce Cochrane....
06 March 2017
Drought, Conflict Worsen Food Security in Africa
AFRICA - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned that drought and conflicts are worsening food security across Africa, especially in the east, amid strong global harvests....
11 January 2017
Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
21 September 2016
Cash Flow Warnings as Northern Ireland's Cattle Forced Indoors After Bad Weather
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Ulster Farmers’ Union president, Barclay Bell, has warned that many farmers in Northern Ireland are facing a long winter – with all the cash flow implications that has for businesses already under pressure because of poor prices....
 
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