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14 November 2012
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...
28 August 2012
Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Livestock
CANADA - The Harper Government is supporting livestock producers in Ontario and Quebec who are struggling as a result of extremely dry growing conditions by offering livestock tax deferrals to producers in drought-affected municipalities. ...
Drought Highlights Need to Better Manage Water
GLOBAL - Drought in some parts of the world has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes virtually every other year since 2007, highlighting the need to transform the way water is used - and wasted - throughout the entire food...
27 August 2012
Drought, Shortages, Rising Food Prices for World Water Week
ANALYSIS - This week is World Water Week - a week when governments, environmental organisations, industry and agriculture is turning its attention to the importance of this vital resource, writes Chris Harris. ...
20 August 2012
Farmers Persevere Through Drought
US - While drought conditions have improved in Central and Eastern Kentucky, farmers are still feeling its effects and will be for some time. With drought-damaged corn and lower feed supplies, producers are preparing for winter and hoping for better weather...
17 August 2012
Adverse Weather Takes it Toll on Producers
ANALYSIS - It's not just the US which is suffering from extreme weather conditions, recovering from 10 years of drought Australian producers are asking the government for drought relief measures. Meanwhile, European producers are feeling the pinch as...
15 August 2012
Aussie Farmers Push for Drought Aid
AUSTRALIA - With the threat of a return to dry El Niño conditions currently being predicted for the eastern half of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and its members continue to push for drought policy reform....
10 August 2012
July Hottest Month on Record, El Nino Around Corner?
US - The average temperature for the contiguous US during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the US. Drought has expanded to cover nearly 63 per cent of the lower 48 states...
09 August 2012
Purdue Holds Regional Meetings on Drought
US - Purdue Extension is scheduling a series of regional meetings across Indiana to help crop and livestock producers manage their way through the financial and operational consequences of the drought....
Earlier Rains Help AACo
AUSTRALIA - The first six months of 2012 has seen Australian beef operation, AACo, benefit from rain received in late March and early April, acording to the directors report in the latest half year results. ...
USDA Offers More Drought Assistance
US - As part of continuing steps by the Obama Administration to assist livestock producers in response to the historic drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has highlighted that USDA will utilise nearly $16 million in financial and technical assistance...
Drought Improves Grasslands in Long-Term
US - For much of the year drought has been plaguing American grasslands. But a recent study found that grasses do not appear to be losing the turf war against climate when it comes to surviving with little precipitation....
08 August 2012
Coming to Grips with Drought Response Decisions
US - As discussions about deteriorating pasture conditions and escalating prices for feedstuffs continue, stakeholders throughout the industry are contemplating a host of drought-response alternatives for their operations, writes Glynn T. Tonsor, Associate...
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