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  • 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 ...

  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought

    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that over 98.2 percent of producers have met the 2014 Farm Bill requirement to certify conservation compliance to qualify for crop insurance premium support payments. Implementing the 2014 Farm Bill provisions for conservation compliance is expected to extend conservation provisions for an additional 1.5 million acres of highly erodible lands ...

  • Cleantech investments hit a record high

    Cash continues to flow into cleantech, with venture investments hitting $2 billion for the second quarter of this year, an all-time record quarter according to a report released last month by the Cleantech Group. The report covers North America, Europe, China and India and spans 96 companies, with solar thermal and second-generation biofuels in the lead. There’s a growing ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Some Midwest farmers` crops falter in record rains

    Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb's cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and capable of producing little, if any, grain. The 48-year-old central Indiana farmer can't recall anything like the deluges he's seen from late May on this summer; the latest was a 4-inch downpour a week ago. Neither can his father, who's been farming for 50 years. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fertiliser Helps Grower Claim Record Wheat Yield

    A Peterborough-based fertiliser tank supplier is reinforcing the importance of storing large volumes of fertiliser correctly in order to benefit from bulk-buying savings and to reduce wastage. As a Northumberland grower attributes his claimed world record wheat yield to fertiliser. Northumberland farmer, Rod Smith, claims to have achieved a world record wheat yield of 16.52t/ha and attributes his ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Global irrigated area at record levels, but expansion slowing

    In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million hectares in the world was equipped for irrigation but only 84 percent of that area was actually being irrigated, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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 ...

  • HSE supports a safer future for farming

    Recent provisional statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that 39 workers were killed in the agriculture sector in 2007/08. With an average of one death a week over the last ten years, the agriculture industry has one of the worst incident records of the major employment sectors. The industry’s lack oftraining, skills and competencies has been recognised by HSE as a ...

  • 12 hectares of GATES for Village Farms

    One of the most technologically advanced controlled environment food production greenhouse complexes in the world is currently being built in Monahans, Texas. Earlier this year Village Farms and Verbakel-Bomkas reached an agreement to develop the GATES greenhouse project concept after several years of research and development.  Until June 2011 Monahans, Texas was mostly known for its oil ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • 2014 Summer Farm Employment Program

    If full time farmers are thinking about hiring a student for summer employment, now is the time to apply. Once again, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will be offering the Summer Farm Employment Program. This program gives Alberta’s youth the opportunity to gain farm work experience and provides wage support to farmers for the months of July and August. Alberta Agriculture and ...

  • Is farming becoming more environmentally sustainable?

    The environmental track-record of agriculture has come under scrutiny in a new report which details the environmental performance of farming in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member countries since 1990. Its findings demonstrate that progress has been made, but there are still areas for improvement which policy measures could help overcome. One of the most striking ...

  • Ecosystem-based farming comes of age

    A new FAO book out today takes a close look at how the world's major cereals maize, rice and wheat - which together account for an estimated 42.5 percent of human calories and 37 percent of our protein - can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems. Drawing on case studies from around the planet, the ...

  • Cover Crops Add to Farm Sustainability

    A potentially record-setting U.S. corn harvest is underway. Many farmers can attribute the use of cover crops as one of multiple best management practices (BMPs) that help them increase yield year after year. Combined with BMPs of The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship program that promotes the application of nutrients at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, ...

  • Swaziland is moving towards commercial farming

    In a major effort to revitalize agriculture here, the government, the European Union and FAO have helped over 20,000 smallholder farmers produce more, higher-quality food and connect with new markets. Agriculture is on its way to become a key driver of Swaziland’s development. The vast majority of Swaziland’s 1.2 million people depend on subsistence farming. But ...

  • Bayer innovations help secure world record barley harvest

    Innovative crop protection solutions from Bayer CropScience have helped a New Zealand farming couple break the world record yield for barley. Warren and Joy Darling, from Timaru in the country’s South Island, produced 13.8 tonnes per hectare, easily breaking the previous record of 12.2 tonnes held by Scottish grower Stockton Park since 1989. The new record was officially ratified by ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Record Crops Predicted – Storing Chemicals in Suitable Vertical Storage Tanks

    The US is celebrating bumper crops this year, according to Farming UK. The publication states that the record-breaking corn harvest this year surpassed expectations of the US Department of Agriculture and it seems that because of the warm summer this year, that the UK could be following in its footsteps. Farming UK also reports on a trial that examines the good health of sugar beet crops. With ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Renewable Fuel Standard, corn and the farm economy

    The recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for biofuels will damage farmers and the rural economy. The RFS calls for increasing amounts of biofuels to be produced each year. This is the first time since the RFS went into effect that the EPA has lowered the requirement, and it reduces the total target by an astounding 16 ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • New report tracks progress in responsible pig farming

    The U.S. pork industry is releasing its first-ever farming responsibility report: 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future. The 36-page report details the evolution of modern pig farming over generations and tracks advancements that have been made in ...

  • International crop breeding programme needed for African farming

    Climate change poses a large threat to African agriculture, but there is little research on how to respond. A recent study indicates that traditional adaptation methods are not enough and international collaboration is needed in 'planned adaptation' by collecting and conserving certain crops for the future. A large proportion of the African population - mainly the poor - depend on agriculture for ...

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