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08 January 2013
Livestock at Risk from Toxic Algae Outbreak
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers and the general public using the Wairarapa river have been warned to safeguard animals against a toxic algae outbreak....
07 January 2013
Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff
US - Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report....
04 January 2013
Fertiliser Application Rule Protects Farmers
US - A new set of fertiliser application regulations from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist helps ensure proper nutrient management and protects farmers and the environment, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says....
28 December 2012
Maize Predicted to be Better than Expected
FRANCE - “Despite the exceptionally challenging growing season, much of the maize harvested this year will feed better than you think,” says Robin Turner, Caussade Semences maize specialist....
Welfare Group Criticises Queensland Graziers
AUSTRALIA - Animal rights group PETA have called for north Queensland farmers to be prosecuted if animals die of dehydration and starvation....
Hay Beats Pasture Grass in Dry Spells
US - The dry summer of 2012 posed challengers to American ranchers who observed that pasture grass suffered more than grass in hay fields. ...
27 December 2012
Environmental Concerns over Zinc in Feed
EU - While expressing no concerns to consumers over the use of zinc oxide as a feed additive, an expert panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that there is a potential environmental concern related to groundwater, drainage and...
18 December 2012
Mississippi River Faces Shipping Closure
US - Following this year's drought, water levels on the Mississippi River are so low that shipping may have to to stop, disrupting transportation of a whole range of important products, including grain, fodder and fertilisers. ...
Ministers Hear Call on Drought
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers welcomed a decision today by the Standing Council on Primary Industries that it will develop an in-drought business support proposal for consideration as part of a new drought policy....
Secretary Announces Pilot Water Programme
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's measures to open conservation land to emergency haying and grazing during the 2012 drought freed up a record 2.8 million acres and provided as much as $200...
17 December 2012
China to Enhance Food, Water Safety
CHINA - China is to intensify supervision of food and water safety in the coming year....
11 December 2012
Governments Deliver Assistance for Producers Affected by Drought
CANADA - Livestock producers in Quebec will receive transportation assistance from federal and provincial governments to relieve financial pressures caused by this summer's dry growing conditions....
30 November 2012
US, Mexico Sign Landmark Water-Sharing Agreement
GLOBAL - The US and Mexico have signed a landmark agreement by which the two countries will share and manage water from the Colorado River, allowing them to better respond to drought and other environmental challenges, writes Carlos Navarro, SourceMex. ...
Disputes Continue over One-Plan Policy
NEW ZEALAND - A Wellington businessman, Gareth Morgan, has criticised farmers for their reaction to One Plan, a region wide plan guiding the management of resources in the Horizons region....
29 November 2012
NSW Govt Threaten to Limit Water Buy Back Amount
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government has intensified water issues in the light of the Murray-Darling Basin plan, saying it will impose a limit on water buybacks from January, if state and federal governments don't commit to a cap....
Banks Alerted to Weather Impacts on Businesses
SCOTLAND - NFU Scotland has met with representatives of Scotland’s banks to highlight the impact that this year’s exceptional weather has had on farm businesses throughout Scotland. ...
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. ...
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