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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....
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...
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...
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....
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