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26 November 2021
Favourable year for Australian dairy producers
After several challenging years, Australian dairy farmers finally had a year of favourable weather, which made for positive operating conditions on the farm. ...
04 November 2021
Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
New study: heat stress in dairy cows damages health of calves
Researchers reporting in JDS Communications found that heat stress of pregnant dairy cows reduces fetal growth and influences performance and immune development of the offspring ...
25 October 2021
US Government expects drought to continue or worsen this winter
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) winter outlook forecasts that the current drought across the western US and northern plains will continue this winter....
18 October 2021
USDA unveils new online tool to help drought-stricken ranches estimate compensation costs
An online tool is now available to help ranchers document and estimate payments to cover feed transportation costs and water hauling expenses caused by drought, which are now covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised...
27 September 2021
Predicting future key to irrigation efficiency for Australian dairy farmer
As a volunteer rural firefighter, Peter Williams is used to checking weather forecasts often. As part of that role, it’s important to predict upcoming fire danger from wind, but it’s the predicted rainfall that he’s more concerned with on the Williams’...
23 September 2021
Southwest US drought, worst in a century, linked by NOAA to climate change
Human-caused climate change has intensified the withering drought gripping the Southwestern United States, the region's most severe on record, with precipitation at the lowest 20-month level documented since 1895, a US government report said on 21 September....
20 September 2021
Why should we avoid heat stress in calves
During the hot summer days, calves can suffer from heat stress. This can present long-term challenges through all growth stages of life, starting from birth, writes the team from Denkavit. ...
08 September 2021
Power outages slash US Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens
Grain exports from US Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on 7 September, even after the US Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend....
07 September 2021
Grazing large herbivores can help reduce wildfire risks
Grazing large herbivores can be an effective way to prevent and mitigate wildfires, especially in areas facing land abandonment. ...
06 September 2021
On-going drought could spell financial doom for North American ranchers
An in-depth report from Rod Nickel and Tom Polansek from Reuters illustrates the climate troubles facing American and Canadian cattle ranchers....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
03 September 2021
Brazil’s soy farmers are hoarding their crops in hopes that prices will rise
Brazilian soybean farmers are keeping their crops instead of selling them because they expect prices to rise further as global supplies tighten, according to brokers, buyers and sellers in the world’s largest producer and exporter of the oilseed....
02 September 2021
Hurricane Ida damages more grain terminals in the Southern US, stalling exports
Grain shippers on the US Gulf Coast have reported more damage to their export terminals from Hurricane Ida as power outages across Louisiana persist....
Extreme heat and drought threatens $500 billion in new US costs by 2050
Worsening extreme heat is likely to significantly boost economic and public health costs in the United States without a major course correction on climate change, researchers said in a report published on 31 August....
31 August 2021
Hurricane Ida damages Louisiana grain terminal and disrupts exports after making landfall
Hurricane Ida damaged a grain export elevator owned by global grain trader Cargill Inc, and rival shipper CHS Inc warned on 30 August its grain facility may lack power for weeks after the storm tore though the busiest US grains port....
30 August 2021
Drought-struck Brazil expects September rainfall well below average
Rainfall in key energy-producing regions of drought-struck Brazil is likely to remain well below average in September....
29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
26 August 2021
La Nina events could hurt Argentina's corn and soy crops
Argentina's corn and soy crops and subsequent export logistics could come head to head with dry La Nina weather, analysts say. ...
24 August 2021
Experts at BCRC respond to cattle rancher's drought questions
Canada's Beef Cattle Research Council recently hosted a webinar that allowed beef producers to ask drought-related questions to a panel of nutrition and animal health experts. ...
US farmers and ranchers brace for tropical storm Henri
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding American communities in the path of storm Henri that post-disaster assistance is available....
20 August 2021
16 August 2021
Canada moves to support cattle ranchers battling wildfires and droughts
Canada increases AgriRecovery funding to $500 million to support farmers facing extreme weather. ...
“Once in 100 years” drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year
A once-a-century drought has lowered the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river, reducing farm exports and boosting logistics costs in a trend that meteorologists said will likely continue into next year....
12 August 2021
Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
06 August 2021
Research explains why cool cows can provide more milk
With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort...
03 August 2021
Climate change reducing farm profits by 23% in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms....
02 August 2021
Filling the winter feed gap
In the humid subtropic regions of New South Wales, Australia, filling the winter feed gap is a challenge that many producers face when seeking to boost stocking rates and overall productivity on-farm....
 
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