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26 October 2021
New report identifies poor soil health as national security threat
Soil health should be formally recognised by government ministers as a critical asset for maintaining food and societal security, according to a new report by the Food & Global Security Network. ...
14 April 2021
Farm Market iD releases 2021 US farmer survey: COVID-19 response, crop year outlook
The voice of the farmer is easy to get lost amid all the noise, especially during this past year....
10 March 2021
Study: consumers are willing to pay for ecosystem services
A study within the Diverfarming project asked Finnish consumers how much they would pay for agroecosystem services and socio-cultural effects of diversification....
07 March 2021
Importance of New Technologies for Crop Farming
Adoption of technology has been important to production agriculture for decades. Through the adoption of technology and improved managerial practices, aggregate agricultural U.S. farm output...
08 February 2021
Combating biodiversity loss
Plans to commission a Scottish Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity have been announced as part of the new draft strategy for the environment, natural resources and agricultural research programme....
14 January 2021
CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
01 January 2021
Climate-resilient wild coffee populations with great flavor potential discovered in Uganda
A team of Ugandan, Dutch and French scientists has discovered populations of potentially drought-resistant, high-quality wild coffees in Uganda....
31 December 2020
Spice up the holidays for lasting memories
The lingering aroma of spices can bring back warm and welcoming memories of the winter holidays....
12 December 2020
Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the...
01 December 2020
CRISPR technology required to achieve European Green Deal
It will not be easy to achieve the European Green Deal targets if the current strict EU legislation on the continuation of new breeding technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas, continues....
16 November 2020
Research promises water boost for farmers in India
University of Birmingham water experts have designed a low-energy, high-efficiency means of purifying water in India’s rural farming communities, which could allow farmers to safely use high-saline...
11 November 2020
Sustainable farming practices trying to save Mediterranean soils
A team from the Diverfarming project has shown the efficacy of sustainable management of the soil in avoiding erosion and runoff, above all in intense rainfall events....
05 November 2020
Brazil should set new production record in the 2020/21 grain harvest
With 268.7 million tons, grain production should be 4.2% higher than the previous season...
02 November 2020
The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had...
A new approach to improve biological control agents of agricultural pests
In a new study, researchers from the University of Bern developed an experimental approach that may be used to improve a wide range of organisms that rely on microbial symbionts to control insect...
28 October 2020
Traditional bamboo system in Korea earns place on global ag heritage sites list
Linked to a strong cultural identity, bamboo farmers have established traditional environment knowledge for optimum temperature, rainfall, wind direction, soil type and depth....
26 October 2020
Technology to screen for higher-yielding crop traits now more accessible
Like many industries, big data is driving innovations in agriculture. Scientists seek to analyze thousands of plants to pinpoint genetic tweaks that can boost crop production—historically,...
20 October 2020
Brazil gives visibility to rural women contributing to food production
A campaign to give visibility to rural women - women of all regions, colors and ethnicities, who live and work in a context of social and economic difficulties in Latin America and the Caribbean...
12 October 2020
Crops sown in a uniform spatial pattern produce higher yields and reduce environmental impact
Higher yields and fewer weeds are possible if farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, according to University of Copenhagen researchers. More precise sowing...
01 October 2020
Curtin research finds soil carbon key to combatting climate change
Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change....
25 August 2020
Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
13 August 2020
Reviving the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea
If you had an espresso coffee this morning, it’s likely that some of the beans in your brew came from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia is the third largest importer of PNG coffee after the...
12 August 2020
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
06 August 2020
Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates
In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international...
05 August 2020
Helping Alberta’s farmers stay competitive
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities....
04 August 2020
Farmers benefit from conducting their own ag research
Farmers across Western Australia will have the opportunity to harness their natural curiosity and lead their own on-farm experiments as part of a new big data approach to agriculture research...
03 August 2020
CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops
Scientists at University of California-Davis have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. ...
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
Getting to the root of the problem
As food security becomes an acute global problem due to factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change, research into development of disease resistant crops is paramount....
 
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