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  • Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Agriculture Research Service has tested cattle grazing on degraded soil to determine if the activity would have any effect on restoring depleted nutrients. During a 12 year period, 18 paddocks were used to monitor the soils response to different land management practices. In the end, the paddocks with medium to heavy grazing proved to be the best way to sequester nitrogen and carbon in the soil. ...

  • Waste incinerator impacts monitored via milk and vegetable quality

    Emissions from well-regulated household waste incinerators do not reduce the quality of vegetables and milk produced nearby, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether vegetables and milk came from the area surrounding three incinerators, or from elsewhere in the Netherlands. They say biomonitoring programmes could offer a way to increase ...

  • Emissions data from animal feeding operations study now available / EPA also solicits additional information to further understand emissions (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making data publicly available from a two-year study of air emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs). AFOs, which house large numbers of animals for production of meat, dairy products and eggs, were monitored for the following air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds. The data available today ...

  • Croppers pose new threat to Amazon rainforest

    Despite Brazil having made great strides in reducing logging in the Amazon region, a US study says the country faces a renewed threat to its forests. The report’s authors − who focused on the Amazon states of Mato Grosso and Pará, where they interviewed ranchers and meat processors − say the cost of raising beef cattle is prompting many ranchers to consider switching to ...


    By Climate News Network

  • SAPHIR: an International and Multidisciplinary Approach to Developing New Vaccines for Livestock

    SAPHIR is a project coordinated by INRA and selected by the European Commission for its Horizon 2020 programme. Participants launched the project with a seminar held on 11-13 May 2015 at INRA’s Jouy-en-Josas site. SAPHIR aims at developing innovative vaccination strategies against the pathogens responsible for major economic losses in cattle, pig and poultry farming. The project is the ...

  • Bovine TB information note: strengthening cross compliance TB controls

    Timely bovine TB testing of cattle herds is a key biosecurity and disease control. Cattle keepers who fail to complete their TB tests on time increase disease risks for all their neighbours. For that reason, we will be putting in place new processes that will see financial reductions applied as a matter of course for farm businesses in England that do not comply with certain TB testing ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply

    Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Steven Edgar, president and CEO ...


    By Associated Press

  • Record September Temperatures Extend Southeast Drought

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - Temperatures in September 2007 were the eighth warmest on record, hot enough to break 1,000 daily high records across the United States, say scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. The global surface temperature was the fifth warmest on record for September, and the extent of Arctic Sea ice reached its lowest ...

  • Drones Hold Great Promise for Agriculture

    Small unmanned aircraft systems, better known as drones, hold great promise for agriculture, Kansas State University agronomist Kevin Price told farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. Agriculture applications for drones in development include data collection on crop health, vigor and yields, tracking the spread of invasive plant species and monitoring ...

  • Five AGRIPIR projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture

    Five projects for introducing new technologies into highland agriculture will be launched as a result of the European cross-border cooperation AGRIPIR project. In concrete, plans are being drawn up for the teledetection of diseases amongst animals, the prevention of attacks by wolves and other predators, there mote monitoring of herd activity, and the self-supply of energy to remote holdings, as ...

  • Satellite insurance to pay farmers if land turns brown

    Insurers will use satellite images of vegetation to assess Kenyan farmers' claims for cattle deaths during drought. In a pilot project due to start in early 2010, the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will analyse freely-available satellite data to observe changes in vegetation in northern Kenya. The technology works by detecting changes in light reflected by live and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Investment of AUS$200m to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

    Threats to the Great Barrier Reef, including the effects of climate change and declining water quality will be tackled by the Rudd Labor Government’s AUS$200 million reef rescue plan announced in this week's Budget. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Tony Burke said the funding will support land management grants to farmers and community groups and ...


    By Australian Government

  • New strategy aims to reduce agricultural ammonia

    As concerns about air pollution from large dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to mount, scientists are reporting a practice that could cut emissions of an exceptionally abundant agricultural gas—ammonia—by up to 30%. In the May-June 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, a team led by Mark Powell, a soil scientist with the USDA ...

  • Indigenous values guide northern Australian waters research

    “Indigenous people in the north have a large stake in water resource planning and management based on their distinct cultures, ways of life and substantial land holdings. Yet their interests and values in water are poorly understood by decision makers,” CSIRO researcher Dr Sue Jackson says. “Our research will increase understanding of the importance of river systems to Indigenous people and help ...

  • Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Recipient Announced

    Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, and ...


    By PRWeb

  • Farmer uses poultry power to generate brass from muck

    Great Ynys Farm will use poultry power to become more eco friendly and generate a new income stream as a renewable energy generator.  The Hereford-based farm, which has 125 acres of arable land and a 90,000 broiler chicken operation, will use anaerobic digestion (AD) to convert chicken litter into biogas for renewable electricity and heat generation. The green electricity will power the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

    Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany trade in Brazil. Since then we have been uncovering further forest crimes and persuading the Brazilian government and corporations like McDonald's to take ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition expands Ruminant Center of Excellence program with Texas A&M AgriLife Research

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Texas A&M Agrilife Research announce a collaboration to be launched at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor, Texas. Lallemand Animal Nutrition has established partnerships worldwide as part of their Research Centers of Excellence program, to Forward the development and innovation of microbial solutions. “At Lallemand Animal Nutrition, we’re ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Growing Markets Around the World For America`s Agricultural Productivity

    Agriculture Under Secretary Michael Scuse joined Tim Hamilton, Executive Director of Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast, as well as Dave Ramirez of Ohio-based Trophy Nut, to discuss the benefits of the Farm Bill to expand markets around the world and grow American agricultural exports. Secretary Vilsack has called on Congress to expedite passage of a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that ...

  • AgroFarm attracts record crowds as state steps up support for farming

    With more than 12,000 visitors, the AgroFarm exhibition in Moscow on February 3 – 5, 2015, reached its best attendance figures yet, with Russian farmers travelling from as many as 70 different regions to attend this leading agricultural event that has been held annually since 2007.   Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich attended a conference at the show and emphasized the importance ...

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