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phys.org - Meha Jain - Indian agriculture: Groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years
Indian agriculture: Groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years
Phys.org

India is the world's second-largest producer of wheat and rice and is home to more than 600 million farmers. The country has achieved impressive food-production gains since the 1960s, due in part to an increased reliance on irrigation wells, which…

globalnews.ca - Nick Westoll - 2021 CNE, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair planning to proceed in-person depending on COVID-19 restrictions
2021 CNE, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair planning to proceed in-person depending on COVID-19 restrictions
Global News

As Ontario enters the early stage of its COVID-19 vaccination program, organizers of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and Royal Agricultural Winter Fair say planning is underway to hold both signature events in 2021. Story continues below…

euractiv.com - Lukas Scheid - Our forests are sick,' Germany's agriculture minister says
Our forests are sick,' Germany's agriculture minister says
EURACTIV.com

The German agriculture minister presented on Wednesday (24 February) a worrying annual report on the condition of German forests, which again highlights the dramatic effects of climate change on the ecosystem. At the same time, however, the forest…

modernfarmer.com - USDA Finds Mystery Seeds From China Were Not Sent to Harm American Agriculture
USDA Finds Mystery Seeds From China Were Not Sent to Harm American Agriculture
Modern Farmer

The USDA has found that there was no intentional harm associated with the thousands of unsolicited mystery seeds that showed up in American mailboxes this summer. After conducting an investigation into the seeds, the agency announced earlier this…

bloomberg.com - What's Behind the Boom in Agricultural Commodities (Podcast)
What's Behind the Boom in Agricultural Commodities (Podcast)
Bloomberg

There are a lot of hot areas in the market, which everybody knows. Stocks are obviously hot, as are industrial commodities like copper. Agricultural commodities are surging as well. If you look at a chart of corn or soy or even oats, they've been…

independent.ie - US Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as Biden's agriculture secretary
US Senate confirms Tom Vilsack as Biden's agriculture secretary
The Irish Independent

The US Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack to head the Department of Agriculture, returning the former Iowa governor to the job he held under ex-President Barack Obama. The 100-member Senate approved Vilsack 92-7. He needed a simple majority in the…

brookings.edu - Heinz Strubenhoff - Can agriculture be Ethiopia's growth engine?
Can agriculture be Ethiopia's growth engine?
Brookings

Ethiopia is a net exporter of agriculture commodities. However, the low level of industrialized agriculture means that the country exports very little higher value processed food. Despite strong growth in manufacturing, agriculture remains the…

bloomberg.com - China Is The Driver of Agricultural Prices Rising: Scott Irwin
China Is The Driver of Agricultural Prices Rising: Scott Irwin
Bloomberg

Scott Irwin, Laurence J. Norton chair of agricultural marketing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde, Romaine Bostick and Joe Weisenthal on 'What'd You Miss?' about the recent rise in agricultural…

kold.com - Kevin Pirehpour - Investors now can bet on California's water, helping agriculture withstand dry spells
Investors now can bet on California's water, helping agriculture withstand dry spells
KOLD

Climate change and extreme weather events are forecast to further reduce water supplies in the American Southwest, and a new futures market could allow water users to recoup losses if the price of water spikes. The futures market is the first of…

hindustantimes.com - HT Correspondent - Rajasthan to have separate agriculture budget from next year: Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan to have separate agriculture budget from next year: Ashok Gehlot
Hindustan Times

Rajasthan will have a separate agriculture budget from next year, announced chief minister Ashok Gehlot invoking Mahatma Gandhi's during the budget for 2021-22 on Wednesday. The CM also said a new power distribution company will be set up for…

scientificamerican.com - Graveyards Are Surprising Hotspots for Biodiversity
Graveyards Are Surprising Hotspots for Biodiversity
Scientific American

Two weeks after the spring equinox, farmers in China's Hebei province pay a visit to deceased loved ones in tiny graveyards among the vast wheat fields to mark Qingming Jie, an annual festival for remembering ancestors. After burnt offerings turn…

reuters.com - Aditya Kalra and Sankalp Phartiyal - India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off
India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off
Reuters

NEW DELHINEW DELHI (Reuters) - Chafing from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation. New Delhi's planned 'Intermediary…

microsoft.com - Pro-Pac Packaging wraps up innovation with Microsoft - Microsoft News Centre Australia
Pro-Pac Packaging wraps up innovation with Microsoft - Microsoft News Centre Australia
Microsoft

ASX-listed international packaging business Pro-Pac Packaging Group (PPG) is building a Microsoft cloud based digital environment designed to grow and develop with the business and drive exceptional staff and customer experiences. Leveraging…

agdaily.com - Ryan Tipps - Agriculture and race: The complexities of rhetoric and reaction
Agriculture and race: The complexities of rhetoric and reaction
AGDAILY

Woven into the fabric of a tumultuous 2020 — which included a deadly and fast-moving pandemic and a fiery presidential election — the United States faced a reckoning on race relations. The killings of Breonna Taylor in March by law…

indiatoday.in - Farm laws unshackled potential of India's agriculture: Indo-Canadian groups in letter to PM Modi
Farm laws unshackled potential of India's agriculture: Indo-Canadian groups in letter to PM Modi
IndiaToday

Various Indo-Canadian organisations have written a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the three farm reform laws, saying it has unshackled the potential of India's agriculture and would bring about greater prosperity and…

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