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17 August 2012
Adverse Weather Takes it Toll on Producers
ANALYSIS - It's not just the US which is suffering from extreme weather conditions, recovering from 10 years of drought Australian producers are asking the government for drought relief measures. Meanwhile, European producers are feeling the pinch as...
15 August 2012
Aussie Farmers Push for Drought Aid
AUSTRALIA - With the threat of a return to dry El Niño conditions currently being predicted for the eastern half of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and its members continue to push for drought policy reform....
10 August 2012
July Hottest Month on Record, El Nino Around Corner?
US - The average temperature for the contiguous US during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century average, marking the hottest July and the hottest month on record for the US. Drought has expanded to cover nearly 63 per cent of the lower 48 states...
09 August 2012
Purdue Holds Regional Meetings on Drought
US - Purdue Extension is scheduling a series of regional meetings across Indiana to help crop and livestock producers manage their way through the financial and operational consequences of the drought....
Earlier Rains Help AACo
AUSTRALIA - The first six months of 2012 has seen Australian beef operation, AACo, benefit from rain received in late March and early April, acording to the directors report in the latest half year results. ...
USDA Offers More Drought Assistance
US - As part of continuing steps by the Obama Administration to assist livestock producers in response to the historic drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has highlighted that USDA will utilise nearly $16 million in financial and technical assistance...
Drought Improves Grasslands in Long-Term
US - For much of the year drought has been plaguing American grasslands. But a recent study found that grasses do not appear to be losing the turf war against climate when it comes to surviving with little precipitation....
08 August 2012
Coming to Grips with Drought Response Decisions
US - As discussions about deteriorating pasture conditions and escalating prices for feedstuffs continue, stakeholders throughout the industry are contemplating a host of drought-response alternatives for their operations, writes Glynn T. Tonsor, Associate...
07 August 2012
House Approves Disaster-Only Measure
ANALYSIS - The US House of Representatives passed a $639 million, stand-alone livestock disaster bill Thursday (August 1) with a vote of 223 to 197, and did not finalize the pending Farm Bill before departing for their 5-week August recess, writes Sarah...
06 August 2012
Drought Disaster Programme Passed by House
US - The US House of Representatives voted last week to pass a bill that would provide financial aid for some of the livestock producers reeling from damages caused by the worst drought in a half century....
Cattle Outlook: Feeder Cattle Down
US - USDA's semi-year cattle inventory survey said the number of feeder cattle in the U.S. was down 2.2 per cent at midyear. The number in feed yards was up 0.8 per cent leaving the supply of feeders outside feed yards down 3.3 per cent compared to July...
26 July 2012
Dairy Calf Deaths on the Rise Due to Heat Wave
US - The prolonged heat that has settled over the Midwest is taking its toll on new dairy calves that are dying from heat stress, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL). ...
24 July 2012
Drought Threatens Financial Well-Being of Livestock
US - Livestock producers are likely to suffer the biggest financial fallout from a drought that encompasses much of the nation. High feed prices from failed grain crops could drive some livestock producers to liquidate herds. ...
20 July 2012
2012 Drought Impact on 2013 Unclear at This Point
US - Widespread drought conditions so far in 2012 are clearly a large contributor to the current weakness in the cattle complex, writes Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist....
19 July 2012
Smart Solutions at Soil and Water LIVE 2012
UK - Soil & Water LIVE, a new business conference designed to help British farmers meet the challenges of farming in today’s changing climate, will take place on Tuesday 13th November 2012, at Stoneleigh Park....
Drought: More Pressure for Struggling Industry
ANALYSIS - There appears to be little relief for US farmers and ranchers as the drought spreads relentlessly, writes Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor....
18 July 2012
Corn Yield Likely Lower Than USDA Projections
US - The ongoing drought and Corn Belt disaster is likely to further drive down yields in the United States for 2012, says Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com....
Congress Fails to Restore Disaster Support, as USDA Visits Struggling Producers
US - As serious drought conditions continue to creep across nearly two-thirds of the lower 48 states, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials are fanning out to rural communities across the country to show support to farmers and ranchers affected...
Technology Important for Beef Production, Efficiency
US - New research presented at the 2012 American Society of Animal Science meeting provided insight into the consequences if US farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle. ...
17 July 2012
High Levels of Iron in Water May Hurt Dairy Industry
US - – Cows are thirsty and with good reason — they need to drink nearly 30 gallons of water a day to produce milk and stay healthy. That water needs to be high quality because much of the ingested water becomes milk, which is 87 per cent water. But...
13 July 2012
US Drought Leads to Declaration of Natural Disaster
ANALYSIS - America declared a natural disaster in more than 1,000 drought-stricken counties in 26 states yesterday (12 July), as dry conditions continue to grip the Midwest, writes Gemma Hyland, TheCropSite editor....
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