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26 August 2016
Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly....
24 August 2016
Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show
AUSTRALIA - On current 2040 climate projections, all three farms modelled in Dairy Australia’s three year-long Dairy Business for Future Climates (DBfFC) research project would be less profitable if they continued to farm exactly as they do today....
23 June 2016
Will El Niño Bring a La Niña Drought to the US Midwest?
ANALYSIS - As the US Midwest comes out of its very strong El Niño, it could transition into La Niña. Could that mean drought for Midwest farmers? ...
17 June 2016
Researchers Investigate Economic Impact of Climate Change on Farms
US - An interdisciplinary team from the University of Illinois recently investigated the effects of climate change on farmland values in the Southwestern United States....
18 May 2016
Low-Flow Sprinklers Can Cool Cows Just as Effectively
US - Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. ...
11 May 2016
How Are US Dairy Operations Impacting Water Quality?
ANALYSIS - The tremendous increase in productivity and efficiency in the US dairy industry has also come with an array of negative environmental impacts that are a major challenge from a sustainability perspective, reports Sarah Mikesell, live from the...
26 April 2016
How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
29 March 2016
Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
08 March 2016
Australian Cattle on Feed at Record Levels
ANALYSIS - Cattle in Australian feedlots reached record levels in the final quarter of 2015 with 997,765 head on feed, with the increase driven by more cattle in the large NSW feedlots, which offset a small decline in Queensland....
12 February 2016
Survey Results Show Flood Damage Cost Cumbria Farmers Thousands
UK - Farmers who suffered flood damage in the worst hit areas of Cumbria have responded to an industry led survey and the results are staggering....
11 February 2016
Keeping Dry Cows Cool Promotes Herd Productivity, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - The impacts hot weather can have on milking herds are well-known and dairy farmers throughout mainland Australia employ shade and evaporative cooling, with supporting herd management strategies, to prevent heat stress and keep their milking...
02 February 2016
South African Drought: No Relief in Sight
SOUTH AFRICA - In spite of wide spread rain over many parts of the drought-stricken summer rainfall area of South Africa, chances remain low that the impact of drought will soon be broken. Glenneis Kriel reports....
22 January 2016
US Cattlemen Have Beef with President Over Water Rule
US - After bi-partisan passage in both chambers of Congress, President Obama vetoed the disapproval of the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) “waters of the United States” rule. ...
20 January 2016
Ethiopia Faces El Niño Emergency as Livestock, Crops Lost
ETHIOPIA - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation...
11 January 2016
El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the impacts of El Niño for months, as New Zealand's weather science...
04 January 2016
Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
23 December 2015
El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
17 December 2015
Farmers Urged to Check Animals in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
11 December 2015
UK Government Issues Support to Flood Affected Farmers
UK - The UK's Farming Minister, George Eustice, has confirmed that support payments worth up to £20,000 will be available to farmers across Cumbria and North Lancashire who have been affected by flooding....
South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country, with some areas recording their lowest rainfall in fifty years....
10 December 2015
NZ Farmers Urged to Help Each Other in Dry El Niño Weather
NEW ZEALAND - Farming organisation Federated Farmers is encouraging drought affected farmers struggling due to the dry El Niño weather pattern to continue destocking as necessary, and to think further afield....
03 December 2015
Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected to head higher. Cattle prices are expected to remain fairly...
25 November 2015
GRSB: Regional Indicators Will Drive Sustainable Beef Progress
ANALYSIS – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) recently met in Amsterdam with 75 members from across the food chain representing 28 organisations with the key objective of working groups reporting back and sharing progress to-date....
16 November 2015
Thousands of Cattle Dying in Severe South African Drought
SOUTH AFRICA - Southern Africa is currently experiencing one of its most severe droughts in the past 20 years, with serious consequences for agriculture and animal welfare....
13 November 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
23 September 2015
Will El Nino Limit Milk Supply?
NEW ZEALAND – A possible El Nino weather system has raised hopes of New Zealand milk production faltering, allowing global dairy supplies to rebalance....
08 September 2015
2015-16 El Niño Expected to be Strongest Since 1997-98
GLOBAL - A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according...
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