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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....
A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
ANALYSIS - “The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate sustainable agriculture,” said Jeff Potent, environmental protection specialist for the EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management,...
03 February 2014
EPA Awards Almost $9 Million to Improve Water Quality
US - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy has announced grants to four research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient pollution. Nutrient pollution is one of America's most...
Massive Cattle Drive Nears End
AUSTRALIA – One of the biggest and longest cattle drives in recent memory is drawing to a conclusion....
28 January 2014
Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South
UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water....
22 January 2014
Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security
GERMANY - How sustainable water use can secure food production over the long term was the central theme of the Blue Planet session at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during Green Week in Berlin....
17 January 2014
Responsible Dairy Event Influences North Island Producers
NEW ZEALAND – Water quality and business management are hot topics in the dairy sector following Dairy New Zealand’s annual farmer-led forum in environmental leadership....
15 January 2014
Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air
UK - Defra has released a publication designed to inform farmers, growers and land managers on good agricultural practice for water, soil and air....
24 December 2013
Growing Adaptation Program to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare for situations where water storage will directly impact...
19 December 2013
NFU: Water Abstraction Reforms Must Deliver Fairness for Farmers
UK - Reform of the 50-year-old abstraction licensing regime must ensure a fair share of water for farming, the NFU said this week....
18 December 2013
New Reforms to Improve Management of Water Supplies
UK - The way water is taken from rivers and groundwater is set to be modernised following the launch of a new consultation on reforms to its licence system, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson announced yesterday (17 December)....
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,...
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