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16 August 2021
“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....
28 July 2021
Managing heat stress in cattle
On a hot summer day, people often dress in light clothing, drink more water than normal and seek shade to minimize the impacts on the body from heat and humidity....
26 July 2021
Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
23 July 2021
Canada takes action to support drought-impacted farmers and ranchers
the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced concrete measures the Government of Canada is taking to deliver the necessary support and resources for producers in areas affected by extreme weather....
Weekly dairy digest: USDA releases its annual dairy market and trade report
The USDA predicts strong performance for the global dairy sector as China's import demand soars. ...
21 July 2021
Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
Article taken from Heifer International; read more and or support their causes at Heifer.org...
EU farming unions lobby for producers affected by recent catastrophic floods
Copa and Cogeca met Slovenian Presidency and call for continuation of CAP work and swift action in helping those affected by floods....
14 July 2021
"Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
06 July 2021
Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
02 July 2021
US farm groups applaud Senate passage of Growing Climate Solutions Act
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU) welcome the Senate passage of the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act and await the House version of the bill....
24 June 2021
Drought area concerning in US West
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is useful here - extreme and exceptional drought claim a significant portion of the West. ...
14 June 2021
Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges 67% in May as Bolsonaro pledges fall flat
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for a third consecutive month in May, preliminary government data showed on Friday 11 June, with President Jair Bolsonaro yet to follow through on his April pledge to boost funding for environmental enforcement....
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts dry period ahead
Australia experienced a range of different weather extremes recently, however drier conditions are expected longer-term. ...
10 June 2021
Canada to provide support for livestock producers who are contending with dry conditions on pasture
The governments of Canada and the province of Manitoba will provide cattle producers with funding options to address dry conditions on pasture. ...
31 May 2021
Australia unveils new drought management and farm resilience program
Australia's state and federal governments have launched a new Farm Resilience Program, which will provide practical training for farmers on sustainable resource management. ...
28 May 2021
Australian farmers contend with months-long mouse plague after drought ends
Farmers in New South Wales are being overwhelmed by mice that are taking advantage of ample grain supplies after the end of a prolonged drought....
20 May 2021
Many everyday foods linked to illegal deforestation, says new research
Nearly 70% of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a new study shows, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change....
28 April 2021
Red locust outbreak destroys grazing land in Namibia
Namibia is struggling to contain a third wave of an African migratory red locust outbreak, which has now destroyed 719,000 hectares of grazing land and 1,207 hectares of crop fields in 10 of the country's 14 regions, the agriculture ministry said on 27...
12 April 2021
Drought in western US could complicate the growing season
After 2020's pandemic-related challenges, US farmers were hoping for an uncomplicated growing season, says the National Farmers Union. ...
02 April 2021
High prices lift Argentina's March grains exports revenue to 18-year high
Argentina brought in $2.77 billion from agricultural exports in March, the CIARA-CEC chamber of export companies said on Thursday, as high grains prices pushed revenue from international shipments to an 18-year high....
31 March 2021
How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
30 March 2021
Australian farmers can apply for flood support as recovery effort kicks off
Australia's federal and state government along with Rural Aid are providing assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by recent floods. ...
24 March 2021
Australia remains on flood watch even as rains ease
Australian authorities issued fresh flood evacuation orders for parts of the east coast on Wednesday even as Sydney woke up to blue skies for the first time in five days....
23 March 2021
Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on 23 March as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century....
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