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 […]

Summer 2016: Weather predictions and what it means for farmers

It’s summer and it’s hot. While many welcome the warm temperatures and all the fun that summer brings, the weather doesn’t always prove farmer-friendly.

With that in mind, what sort of weather can we reasonably expect to see for the remainder of the season? A recent article highlights some of the predictions made by the […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Pig Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant – The Pig Site In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting […]

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, […]