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  • Organic farming profitable long-term

    Organic farming is known to be environmentally sustainable, but can it be economically sustainable, as well? The answer is yes, according to new research in the Sept.-Oct. issue of the Agronomy Journal. In an analysis of 18 years of crop yield and farm management data from a long-term University of Minnesota trial, an organic crop rotation was consistently more profitable and carried less risk of ...

  • Federal boost for farms` renewal energy in doubt

    Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely's Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin's third-generation Oregon potato farm. And manure is being converted to electricity on an Ohio hog farm. Across rural America, thousands of farms and small businesses are turning to renewable energy to cut costs and boost their often uncertain ...


    By Associated Press

  • Utilisation of nitrogen and phosphate on dairy farms could be increased

    Nitrogen and phosphate are important fertilisers. But excessive amounts often found in fields and pastures end up polluting the ground and surface water. Furthermore, dairy farmers are squandering their profits by wasting these expensive fertilisers. The Koeien & Kansen [Cattle and Opportunities] project set up by two PhD candidates from Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, shows how ...

  • Four degree rise `would scupper African farming`

    A widespread farming catastrophe could hit Africa if global temperatures rose by four degrees Celsius or more, according to a study that calls for urgent planning for a much warmer future and investment in technology to avert disaster. In most of southern Africa the growing season could shrink by as much as a fifth, according to scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ammonia emissions detected upwind from an intensive poultry farm

    High levels of ammonia were observed at a Natura 2000 site nearly three kilometres upwind from an intensive poultry farm in a recent study. While downwind effects of ammonia emissions are to be expected, this study suggests that ammonia emissions could be a significant source of nitrogen pollution even upwind from the source. Intensive livestock operations, such as poultry farms, are significant ...

  • Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up; Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, Too

    The USDA’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year suggests supplies will continue to be on the tight side for key U.S. crops despite record harvests, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. “The most interesting feature of today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report is the projected corn yield of 167.4 bushels ...

  • USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the allocation of $5 million to support 19 projects under the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) funded under the Agriculture Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). NCPN-funded facilities provide high-quality propagative plant material that is free of plant pathogens and pests that can otherwise cause economic losses to the ...

  • GWorkS-model simulates crop operations in greenhouses

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Wageningen University, group Farm Technology developed a simulation model for labour in greenhouses. Global competition urges growers to continuously improve labour efficiency and to innovate  crop operations in order to control labour costs and to offer appealing jobs and healthy work conditions in greenhouses. Computer simulation was used to ...

  • Keeping alive − a new year`s resolution for farmers in Wales

    Farmers across Wales are being encouraged to make their New Year's resolution a promise to come home safe from the field. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched the next phase in its 'Make the Promise' campaign at an agriculture safety day at Welshpool Livestock Market with the stark message that people are still dying in needless farm accidents. Across Great Britain, 38 people lost their ...

  • Pallmann promises a rosy future in Zweibrücken

    Pallmann, one of the world's largest developers, producers and providers of innovative size reduction technology, is getting ready to celebrate 111 years of successful business next year. The number has a special significance for Pallmann: in recent years, the company has streamlined its organization to concentrate on three main areas: pulverization, recycling, and agglomeration. “We want ...

  • FAO Food Price Index posts biggest monthly jump in four years

    International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years. The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 163.4 points in June and is now one percent below the level reached a year earlier. The June rise, which affected all commodity categories except vegetable ...

  • Fish Update Briefing, Friday, May 4

    ‘Pirates’ Fire at UAE Fishing Boat SHOTS have been fired at a fishing boat from the United Arab Emirates, fuelling fears that pirates are becoming active in the region again. Fisherman Yousef Baroun said that a group of unidentified men shot at his vessel, about 60 miles off the coast in the northern part of the UAE. The attackers waved AK-47 assault rifles and shouted a warning. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Flood Recovery Advice and Information Roadshows

    Residents in several flood-affected communities are invited to come along to Flood Recovery Information Roadshows next week. The small-scale multi-agency events are providing advice and information and answering questions for people returning to flood-hit communities. They will also be listening to residents about the sort of support they need. Wednesday, 19 March: Stathe - 10.30am ...

  • 2010 Annual Review shows healthy organisation

    The Annual Review 2010 is out now! Despite the global economic crisis, our Annual Review 2010 shows a healthy and growing organisation. Due to our efforts together with many partners, we achieved a lot in terms of wetland restoration and conservation worldwide. The global income of Wetlands International rose from 10.3 million to almost 11.9 million euro. Most of it was spend on work in ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Gamesa ends 2007 with sales growth of 36% and net profit of €220 million

    Gamesa ends 2007 with sales growth of 36% and net profit of €220 million - Turnover grew by 36% while EBITDA reached €468 million, 14% higher than the figure for 2006. - The wind generator manufacturing unit entered into agreements with leading customers in the wind power market for a contract portfolio of over 8,000 MW, equivalent to Gamesa’s production capacity for the next two years. - The ...

  • Crops and soil threatened by floods in the Midwest

    Here, in some of the best soil in the world, the stunted stalks of Dave Timmerman's newly planted corn are wilting in what sometimes look more like rice paddies than the plains, the sunshine glinting off of pools of collected water. Although time is running out, he has yet to plant all of his soybean crop because the waterlogged soil cannot support his footsteps, much less heavy machinery. Mr. ...

  • Norwegian salmon exports hit August record

    NORWEGIAN salmon exports hit the 100,000 tonne mark last month – a record for August. Demand continues to be strong, said the Norwegian Seafood Council. Salmon earned the country’s fish farmers six billion kroners (£556 million), a rise of nine per cent on a year ago, while export volumes were up by 10,500 tonnes or 12 per cent. So far this year, Norway has exported 672,000 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Farmland Value Expected to Take Direction from Crop Margins and Interest Rates in 2015

    While cropland values in Ohio increased in each of the past three years,  several factors, including continued low interest rates, low debt-to-asset ratios and lower profit margins, are likely going to make for a relatively flat land market in 2015, an economist from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Ohio cropland value rose 8.9 ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Green fertilizer demand grows on inflation, pollution concerns and shortages

    An agricultural crisis is brewing in the United States which is pulling farmers from several directions.  Crop shortfalls are pushing grain prices to record levels while fertilizer costs, already at record levels, are forecast to rise even further when the 2008 planting season begins. The 2007 planting season saw the price of fuel and fertilizer soar and while this year's grain crops prove ...


    By Axcess News

  • NRDC announces winners of the 2013 Growing Green Awards

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today celebrates four remarkable food vanguards for their pioneering efforts to create healthier and more sustainable food systems at the fifth annual Growing Green Awards. The winners, who are leaders in tackling antibiotic resistance on farms, infusing urban areas with fresh produce in corner stores, ...

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