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Researchers to probe rich options for Maori land

Wednesday - Rising carbon prices mean carbon farming, backed by manuka honey production, is becoming a viable use of Maori land, says the head of a Ruatoria charitable company.

Climate threatens three of four vital grain crops

Tuesday - Three of the four major grains on which the growing world population depends are vulnerable to global warming, says a new meta-analysis based on more than 70 studies.

Every degree of warming counts for crop harvests

17 Aug 17 - The world can expect 3 per cent to 7 per cent less yield for each degree rise in temperature.

Sustainable Farming Fund grants open

9 Aug 17 - Applications for the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants are open.

Livestock mega farms booming in Britain

18 Jul 17 - Nearly every county in England has at least one industrial-scale livestock farm, with close to 800 US-style mega farms operating across the UK, new research reveals.

Organic farming might not cut climate risk

27 Jun 17 - Organic farming does not always benefit the environment in the ways people expect, and might not avert climate change effects, scientists say.

Federated Famers warns of consequences

26 Jun 17 - Federated Farmers is warning politicians of “consequences” if agricultural emissions are brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme before other countries put a carbon price on farming.

CARBON CATCH-22: The pollution in our soil

23 Jun 17 - Bad behaviour doesn’t usually have good consequences but our fossil fuel and fertiliser habits may have had some “good” environmental side-effects.

COUNTRY CALL: Farmers want ETS and water price

21 Jun 17 - Parts of the agricultural sector are calling for farming to be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme and for a price on water.

We must do something, dairy industry agrees

15 Jun 17 - The dairy industry is acknowledging it needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Booming dairy industry drives up emissions

6 Jun 17 - Methane emissions from New Zealand’s national dairy herd have climbed nearly 130 per cent since 1990 as a result of the expansion and intensification of the dairy industry.

Food industry is cooking the planet

29 May 17 - One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

Targeted forests could slash farm emissions

9 May 17 - Planting forests to clean up waterways could cut New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions from land use by 80 per cent.

Water shortage could hurt European farmers

3 May 17 - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe.

Dutch building Europe’s first vertical farm

26 Apr 17 - A farm in the Netherlands will serve one of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains with lettuce grown using LED horticultural lighting.

Weird weather is being felt down on the farm

21 Apr 17 - Changes to New Zealand’s weather caused by global warming are starting to affect the country’s agricultural earnings.

We must make our soils great again

19 Apr 17 - Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity’s best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity.

America’s farmers face uncertain future

7 Apr 17 - Spare a thought for the farmers of America: climate change is going to make their lives more difficult.

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

6 Apr 17 - One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily.

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