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  • Farmer, Rancher and Consumer Groups Celebrate New “COOL” Thanksgiving as Improved Food Labels Take Effect this Week

    Following the recent implementation of new country-of-origin labels (COOL) for meat and poultry products, 15 farmer, rancher and consumer groups issued the following statement: “As families settle in to celebrate Thanksgiving, it will have a renewed all-American emphasis as a result of the new country-of-origin labels for meat and poultry products that went into effect this week. The ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • NFU Pleased with Initial Read of Farm Bill Conference Report

    National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement following the 2014 Farm Bill Conference Committee’s release of its report on The Agricultural Act of 2014: “Upon initial review of the language released by the committee, NFU is pleased with the final bill. I know that the farm bill is a long, laborious task and appreciate ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • A 10% rise in the exhibition space booked for Expobioenergía 2011

    Although the registration deadline for exhibitors was the end of last month, a number of firms are in the process of completing and confirming the terms and conditions of participation, which means that three months ahead of the event, these figures are still provisional and could experience a further rise in September. The figures at the end of the exhibitor registration period show that ...

  • Making more from forage: Bishop Burton farm walk 18 Feb

    Realising the true value of forage this coming season will come under the microscope at a farm walk staged at Bishop Burton College, Beverley on Wednesday 18 February. Organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and animal nutrition company, Volac, the event will focus on how to optimise the value of silage swards – what varieties to grow and how, when to cut, how to clamp ...

  • Cows’ diets get environmental boost

    It is a tiny molecule with a mouthful of a name, 3-nitrooxypropanol, but European scientists say it could make all the difference. It could convert a cow or a sheep from a monstrous methane-producing machine into something a little more environmentally friendly. In doing so, it could increase the energy ...


    By Climate News Network

  • NFU Board Calls on Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill this Week

    The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called up and voted on this week. “Farm bill conference committee members have agreed to a compromise that will provide farmers, ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Global business climate for agricultural machinery has weakened, says Agrievolution Alliance survey

    Agrievolution Alliance says manufacturers of tractors and agricultural machines are less satisfied with their current business situation than they have been in the past four years, based on responses to its latest biannual survey of machine manufacturers and importers. Agrievolution Alliance, a global network of the leading agricultural machinery associations representing more than 6,000 ...

  • Two new limpograss cultivars released for select Florida cattlemen

    The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., has released two new limpograss cultivars so ranchers can increase the forage variety they feed their cattle. Florida beef cattle producers use limpograss, a warm-season, perennial grass for its high digestibility, cool-season growth and tolerance to poorly drained soils. The new lines, limpograsses 4F and 10, ...

  • Northeast Family Farmers Squeezed By Climate Change

    ITHACA, New York, July 13, 2007 (ENS) - While a warmer climate will trigger a longer growing season and the opportunity to experiment with new crops in the Northeast, 'it will also open the door to invasion by new and aggressive crop pests, damaging summer heat stress and serious challenges with water management,' warns David Wolfe, a Cornell University expert on the effects of climate change on ...

  • In the world: nanotech on the farm - MIT chemical engineer Paula Hammond lends her nanotechnology expertise to farmers in Africa.

    Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it’s tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, so farmers must get it to processing centers as soon as possible after harvesting it. If they don’t, the crop goes to waste. A simple way to prolong cassava’s shelf life could help farmers ...

  • Peatlands benefit us all – Don’t drain them!

    Why should we keep peatlands wet? If they have been drained, why should we bother to rewet them? The answer is that peatlands provide huge benefits that often go unrecognised. Presentations from China and Belarus in a side event co-organised by Wetlands International at the Ramsar Convention Conference of the Parties (COP11) gave excellent overviews of the benefits as well as challenges of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Climate change in Ontario

    Climate-related impacts on water resources, energy, agriculture and natural ecosystems could have profound implications for human health and for the economy of Ontario. Questions remain about whether enough is being done to put in place adaptation measures to blunt some of the worst and unavoidable impacts of climate change in Canada’s most populace province. This fourth article ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

    As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts. “The global community, and particularly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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