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06 October 2014
New Zealand Manure Management Scheme Growing
NEW ZEALAND – More New Zealand farmers are benefiting from independent assessments of farm effluent programmes in assisting with compliance as standards tighten....
10 September 2014
Agri Groups Release 'Waters of the US' Mapping Tool
US - Last week, the National Pork Producers Council, along with other agricultural groups, unveiled an interactive website that shows land likely to be regulated by the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) under a proposed rule from the US Environmental Protection...
26 August 2014
Drought Kills Over 7,000 Cattle in North West China
CHINA – Over seven thousand cattle have perished from a prolonged drought in North West China....
29 July 2014
EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
24 July 2014
Peruvian Livestock Sector to Get Aid With Genetics and Water
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
Workshops to Give Graziers the Nutrition Edge in the Dry Weather
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland graziers are being urged to arm themselves with the latest information and strategies in beef nutrition as dry conditions persist....
18 July 2014
NFU Asks for Clarity on Key Points Under WOTUS Rule
US - In a letter sent on Thursday (17 July) to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson asked for more information about which bodies of water would be deemed jurisdictional...
14 July 2014
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
09 July 2014
Government Body Goes From Conservation Partner to ‘Enforcer’
US – Dairy farmers are hitting out at new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water conservation guidelines which they say will perversely ‘discourage’ water conservation....
04 July 2014
Drought Drives Supply – When Will it End?
AUSTRALIA - The 2013-14 financial year will be remembered distinctly differently by northern and southern producers – a crippling drought for the north, while in contrast, southern producers had a tough start, before an excellent autumn break, according...
16 June 2014
System Turning Manure into Drinking Water Awarded New Zealand Patent
NEW ZEALAND - Livestock Water Recycling, Inc. (LWR) has announced that it has been awarded a New Zealand patent for its manure treatment technology. The innovative system recycles water and concentrates fertilizer nutrients from livestock waste at intensive...
06 June 2014
Farmers, Growers Need Reliable Source of Water
UK - A University of Cambridge report is right to suggest that collaboration is crucial to ensuring the careful management of our water resources – and it is essential that farmers and growers can produce food in times of plenty and drought, the NFU...
03 June 2014
Rancher Fights Cattlemen's Corner on Water Definition
US – A Washington rancher has led cattle industry opposition against a legal definition of water that could cost farmers thousands of dollars every day....
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
23 May 2014
Global Freshwater Conservation Gains Momentum Among UN Countries
GLOBAL - Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders....
12 May 2014
Water Supply Challenge: Don’t Blame Dairy Farmers
US – A dairy sector group is fighting the corner for farmers on water, saying industry requirements are ‘insignificant’....
06 May 2014
Farmers Relieved at Nitrogen Funding Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND – Relieved farmers in the lake Rotorua catchment have welcomed a government pledge to go halves on the country’s biggest nitrogen reduction project....
14 April 2014
Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
31 March 2014
Water Abstraction Licensing A 'Mixed Bag' for Farming Industry
UK - Government proposals for the biggest shake up of water abstraction licensing in 50 years throws up a mixed bag for the farming industry, the NFU said today (Friday 28th March)....
27 March 2014
EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule Pleases Farmers Union
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) has proposed a rule regarding provisions of the Clean Water Act....
21 March 2014
World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 per cent...
12 March 2014
DairyNZ Supports Robust Freshwater Objectives
NEW ZEALAND - Industry body DairyNZ is supporting the Government's proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management while advocating for some tightening up on the measurements being put in place for maintaining water quality....
05 March 2014
Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
14 February 2014
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for south of England farmers after the wettest January since 1766 has submerged thousands of acres under water....
13 February 2014
Global Weather Extremes Show Food Security Should be Major Concern
UK - Extreme weather events like those experienced around the world in recent months have shown the importance of ensuring everything is done to protect agricultural land and enable farmers to meet future food production challenges, NFU President Peter...
Hot, Dry Summer Likely, but Possible Moisture Relief this Fall
US - Texas State Climatologist Dr John Nielsen-Gammon said there’s a chance that an El Niño might develop later this year, but even if it does, its effects will not be in time to offset another dry, hot summer....
10 February 2014
NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to protect life and the environment....
06 February 2014
NFU: Lessons Must be Learned from Severe Flooding
UK - Government must learn important lessons from the severe flooding that is continuing to damage many rural communities not just in Somerset but across the country,according to the National Farmers' Union....
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