La Niña affects temperatures, winter crop growth in North America

La Niña returns for round two this winter, though not as strong as it could be.

The weather phenomenon, which is the counterpart to El Niño, causes water temperatures to shoot down in the Pacific Ocean. (El Niño leads to warmer temperatures.) Both events affect weather around the world.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Drones help farmers deal with natural disasters

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the government of the Philippines and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and to quickly assess […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

America Has A New Queen Of Milk Production. Meet Gigi, The ‘Diva’ Cow – KUNC A 9-year-old cow, who spends her days grazing at Bur-Wall Holsteins in Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Gigi […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

New Food Safety Institute for Helping New York Producers Comply With FSMA – Food Safety News On Dec. 15, Cornell University announced it would become home to a comprehensive food safety […]

Climate change spells trouble for some fish populations

It’s no secret there’s a lot of weird stuff going on in the oceans right now. For example, there is a monster El Nino looming in the Pacific, ocean acidification is causing stress among oyster lovers, migrating fish populations have caused tensions between countries over fishing rights, and fishermen say they’re seeing unusual patterns in […]

Wet weather in U.S. increases grain prices, mycotoxin risk

Large areas of the United States’ crop-growing regions have received more than six times their annual rainfall in the past two weeks. This is sending grain and soybean prices skyward as field work stalls and concerns about the crops continue to grow. In addition, the worst may not be over just yet, as reports from […]

Farmers on alert for worldwide drought, flood risk

[ SPANISH ] Not everyone is happy with the steadily increasing temperatures after a brutal winter. In fact, the rising temperatures can mean anything but good news, according to a report issued from Australia.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has recently cited temperature anomalies in the Pacific Ocean, saying that the surface is growing increasingly warm, […]