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  • New bird flu strain has poultry farmers scrambling

    Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few ...


    By Associated Press

  • USDA Conservation Reserve Program Initiative Praised by Conservation Group

    One million acre initiative will help restore grasslands, wetlands, wildlife habitat   WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Winter Cereals Sustainability in Action Gives Winter Wheat a Boost With a $475,000 Investment in Science

    Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Bayer CropScience announced today an additional $475,000 investment in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) winter wheat research program based at the AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre. The funds will be used to purchase equipment required to increase the program's capacity for molecular marker screening. The new equipment should significantly speed up the ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Winter Wheat Program Expands

    Winter Cereals: Sustainability in Action, a winter wheat research and education initiative, launched in early 2009 by Bayer CropScience and Ducks Unlimited, today announced that Winfield Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc. will join the effort in the United States. Winfield Solutions will feature winter wheat demonstration plots at two of its unique Answer Plot® locations in ...


    By Marketwire

  • Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act, House Action Pending

    The U.S. Senate earlier Thursday afternoon passed a two-year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The American Soybean Association (ASA)  supports enactment of the two-year WRDA reauthorization bill as a follow-up on the significant reforms and achievements of the WRDA bill enacted in 2014 and to get Congress back to the regular schedule of waterways infrastructure program ...

  • California drought takes bite out of rice harvest

    California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. The $5 billion industry exports rice to more than 100 countries and specializes in premium grains used in risotto, paella and sushi. Nearly all U.S. sushi restaurants use medium-grain rice grown in the Sacramento Valley. The rice harvest is just the latest victim of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chevrolet supports grassland preservation program

    Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale agriculture, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said Monday. The automaker, a division of General Motors, said it has bought more than 39,000 metric tons of carbon credits ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hundreds of Organizations Ask Congress to

    Today, more than 500 organizations, businesses and individuals signed a letter asking congressional leaders not to further cut funding to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill. Noting that conservation programs already have been significantly cut in recent years and will bear more than their fair share of deficit reduction in the Farm Bill as currently drafted, the letter asks Congress to "hold ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • The Tremendous Impact of Farm Bill Programs on Our Environment and Our Economy

    TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Dale Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Unlimited, to highlight the value of public-private conservation efforts and the record conservation results achieved by producers, landowners and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) since 2009. Secretary Vilsack emphasized the critical need for Congress to pass a new Farm Bill to continue these ...

  • EU rule changes threaten poultry and horticulture sectors

    Small traditional poultry producers and growers who use glasshouses could find their businesses under threat from EU rules lumping their businesses into the same pollution control bracket as power stations, the NFU warned today. The new proposed revisions to the IPPC include:• Reducing the current IPPC thresholds from 40,000 to 30,000 for laying hens, 24,000 for ducks and 11,500 for turkeys. This ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Ethanol`s rise can mean loss of hunting lands

    Pheasants once drew hundreds of weekend hunters to Fairbury, Neb., each fall, filling the 45 rooms at Randy Brown's Capri Motel with sportsmen eager to bag their limits. But times have changed. The native grasslands and milo crops that used to dot surrounding Jefferson County have been overtaken by corn and soy crops. Neither provides the shelter that wildlife once enjoyed. This year's opener ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

    Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: WHAT'S THE LATEST? The U.S. Department of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Whitmuir Community Farm choose Big Hanna

    Whitmuir is a working organic farm located in West Linton just south of Edinburgh in Scotland. It is owned and run by Pete Ritchie and Heather Andersson with the ambition to create an organic community farm in cooperation with other community growers and farmers.  The 130 ...


    By Susteco AB

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA present 2011 scholarships and fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) annouce the 2011 recpients of several scholarships. These scholarships will be formally presented to the recipients at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 16-19. For more information about the Annual Meetings, visit ...

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