FDA issues food safety guidelines for facilities affected by hurricanes

Southeastern Americans and Caribbean residents are pulling themselves up and pulling together after two hurricanes wreaked havoc in the areas in a short time frame.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed homes and took lives in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. The floodwaters they left are fraught with risk; pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hidden […]

64 million bushels of wheat could be lost to drought in U.S.

Bad news for farmers this week in the central and northern regions of the U.S. An ongoing drought in the northern plains is expected to persist into August, while heavy, flood-inducing rains in the central U.S. are expected to continue as well.

Much of the northern plains regions are experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought […]

‘Rain, rain, go away’ say farmers

We typically think of rain as being good for plants, but as with anything, timing is key.

Too much springtime rain can force farmers to delay planting schedules by several weeks. This is currently the case for farmers in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest regions of the United States, where a rainy yet warm […]

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 […]

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, […]