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26 November 2013
Global Industry Fences Half the World
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s rapidly expanding dairy industry had its environmental and social impacts highlighted last week in the form of water quality and worker migration....
21 November 2013
Water 'Dilemma' Faces New Zealand Cattle Industry
NEW ZEALAND – A government report has linked dairy farm expansion with increasing stress on water quality....
12 November 2013
Farmers Welcome Freshwater Policy Statement
NEW ZEALAND – Water policy is going to be scientifically, culturally and economically informed for the first time, says a Federated Farmers of New Zealand spokesperson....
04 November 2013
Water Footprint Guide Announced at Yokohama World Dairy Summit
JAPAN - A method of calculating dairy farming’s water footprint has been revealed at the World Dairy Summit by conference organisers, the International Dairy Federation (IDF)....
01 November 2013
What Impact Has Drought Had on New Zealand?
NEW ZEALAND – Drought damage over the last year will be shown during field day events, taking place on four south island west coast farms....
Pull the Plug on Water Waste, Says NFU
US - Government policy must be shaped to enable farmers and growers to better capture water during times of plenty to help the industry produce more British food when there are shortages, the NFU said....
30 October 2013
South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite financial assistance to mitigate the drought conditions hitting farmers....
Report Examines How to Realise Africa's Food Potential
AFRICA - Sub-Saharan Africa is often seen within the food and agriculture (F&A) community as having significant untapped potential, according to Rabobank, which suggests that global companies hold the key to realising that potential. ...
28 October 2013
Farm Bureau Commends Passage of Water Resources Act
US - Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013....
16 October 2013
World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity
GLOBAL – Diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations, says the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ahead of World Food Day 2013....
14 October 2013
Water Rights Must Remain With States, Says Farm Bureau
US - Continued state control of water rights is critically important to farmers and ranchers, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress....
04 October 2013
Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
Danish Livestock Need Most Water in EU
EU – Over a quarter of Denmark’s total national water use is taken by livestock, a Joint Research Centre study shows....
Irrigation Keeps Dairy Economy 'Ticking'
NEW ZEALAND - Irrigation has kept the economy of New Zealand ticking through the drought, a farm spokesman has said....
26 September 2013
Brazilian Minister Discusses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Antonio Andrade, promoted the sustainable use of water in agriculture during the opening ceremony of the meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina....
19 September 2013
NFU Encouraged by EPA Proposed Rule, Agriculture Remains Exempt
Us - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of a peer-reviewed study entitled Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence,...
28 August 2013
CME: New Concerns in Crop Markets to Hit Livestock Sector
US - Dry and hot, these are the words of Len Steiner and Steve Meyer regarding recent conditions over the mid-west. ...
23 August 2013
Waikato Dairymen Strive to Save River
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy New Zealand is working with over 300 Waikato farmers to reduce nutrient and sediment loads in the upper Karapiro catchment of the Waikato River....
21 August 2013
Sorghum Planting to Solve Fodder Crisis in Zulia State
VENEZUELA – Government funding will go towards drilling five thousand hectares of Sorghum to ease pressure on farmers struggling through an intense summer of heat....
05 August 2013
Austrian Drought Triggers Emergency Support
AUSTRIA – Farmers battling against a heatwave will receive disaster funding to alleviate the pressure of higher costs and mounting livestock and crop losses. ...
01 August 2013
Flood Resources for Agricultural Producers
CANADA - As Albertans continue to recover from the worst flooding in our province’s history, the Government of Alberta has been providing resources to help affected Albertans and their communities with the rebuilding process....
26 July 2013
Development Organisation Recognised for Cooperative Work
ETHIOPIA – Economic development organisation ACDI/VOCA has been recognised by the national government for efforts to develop agricultural cooperatives....
12 July 2013
Sustainable Dairy Water Accord Receives Fonterra Backing
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited is right behind the dairy industry’s new Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord (SDWA) and has the programmes in place to ensure its goals are achieved....
11 July 2013
Winter Management Can Cut Losses Through Runoff
GLOBAL - By using simple grazing techniques such as back-fencing and water course protection, overland flow can be reduced on winter forage crops, the AgResearch study team has found....
10 July 2013
Scottish Govt Listens to Union on Water Regulation
UK - NFU Scotland is drawing farmers’ attention to new diffuse pollution rules and has welcomed the Scottish Government’s changes to its original, impractical proposals....
03 July 2013
Farm Bureau Seeks Ruling on Farmyard Stormwater
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation this week (1 July) asked the US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia to determine that livestock and poultry farmers do not need Clean Water Act discharge permits for ordinary stormwater runoff...
EC Approves State Aid for German Flood-affected Farmers
GERMANY - The European Commission (EC) has cleared €600 million in German compensation aid after flood damage to the country's agricultural sector....
26 June 2013
FAO Meeting Discusses Water and Food Security
GLOBAL - Researchers and policy-makers are gathering in Cairo, Egypt, to build links between available science and practical policy action for a conference organised by the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....
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