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25 March 2013
Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
ANALYSIS - Last Friday - 22 March - was World Water Day. It is held each year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, writes Chris Harris....
21 March 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
18 March 2013
Entire North Island of New Zealand Receives Drought Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes confirmation that the entire North Island has been declared a medium scale adverse event due to drought....
15 March 2013
Water Reforms Arrive in Time to Distract from Drought Issues
NEW ZEALAND – Against a backdrop of the drought, the Land and Water Forum (LAWF) reforms- announced this week- could not have come at a better time as negative public opinion builds regarding the way in which farmers are adapting to difficult conditions....
08 March 2013
Drought Area Extended to Waikato Region
NEW ZEALAND – Official drought conditions have stretched to include the Waikato area, the country’s premier dairy region....
07 March 2013
Flukicide Resistance Poses Problems After Wet Summers
Well managed farms with a history of flukicide use are noting a developing resistance to Triclabendazole, the only product on the market capable of dealing with liver fluke in the earliest stages of infection....
06 March 2013
Margins Drop as Drought Hits Northland
NEW ZEALAND – The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued adverse event declaration for the Northland area as drought conditions have started to take their toll on farm production and profit....
21 February 2013
Farm Group Herald Dairy Sustainability Credentials
NEW ZEALAND – Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) are confident that sustainability goals set out in the sustainable dairy water accord will be achieved by the end of the 2013/14 season. ...
19 February 2013
Farms to Fall Under Rural Water Programme
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) is calling for the expansion of the State Rural Water Program to include farm businesses connected to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS)....
15 February 2013
Texans Urged to Save 40 Gallons of Water Daily
US - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is strengthening its challenge to Texans to save millions of gallons of water annually as well as money on their monthly water bills....
11 February 2013
CattleFax: Liquidation Permeates All US Cattle Segments
ANALYSIS - US-based CattleFax analysts told attendees at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association conference that beef cow liquidation at the cow-calf level has permeated every segment of the US cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
30 January 2013
Forage Specialist Offers Methods of Coping with Drought
US - With a drought as severe as last summer's, the long-lasting effects require long-term adaptations from producers who are working with the limited water supply....
28 January 2013
Irrigation and Storage Funding Announced
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister, David Carter has confirmed an NZ$80m investment in irrigation and water storage infrastructure....
23 January 2013
Livestock Operations Need to Assess Water Needs
US - Producers who plan to start or expand a livestock operation need to think about water before moving forward, writes Jason Vance, Senior Information Specialist at University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group....
17 January 2013
Virginia Adopts Water Strategy to Address Quality Concerns
US - The Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) will be implementing a new strategy to proactively address potential water quality concerns that may arise on small farms that raise...
Fertiliser Effects Being Tackled by Joint Programme
CANADA - The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production...
16 January 2013
Cooler Weather and Fodder Scheme Combine to Save Farmers
AUSTRALIA – Cooler weather and the establishment of a fodder donation register by New South Wales Farmers (NSWF) is helping to control the damaging effects of a wild fire spread over parched land....
15 January 2013
National Dairy Update: Production Not Hampered by Hot Weather
AUSTRALIA - The recent heatwave is the focus of the fortnightly dairy update by Dairy Australia. ...
14 January 2013
South Island Fire Warning Issued
NEW ZEALAND - Prolonged hot periods without rain have lead to fires breaking out in areas of the north South island which has caused disturbance to rural properties and concern across rural organisations. ...
11 January 2013
Storage Importance Stressed as Rains Fail to Reach All Areas
NEW ZEALAND - The importance of regional water storage has been made clear recently as recent Southland and West Coast rains have not reached parts of Gisborne and Hawke's bay where river levels remain critical....
09 January 2013
Governments Help Ontario Farmers Find Sustainable Water Management Solutions
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Ontario are making a joint investment to help producers adopt innovative and sustainable on-farm water management practices. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs...
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...
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