Graham Byrne

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9 Neighbors From Hay Day, the Farming Video Game, Just Met Up on an Actual Farm

Imagine chatting online with the same group of strangers every day for years, then finally getting to meet them in person.<p>To celebrate the fifth …

Brexit's impact on farming policy will take Britain back to the 1920s – but that's not necessarily a bad thing

Not much regarding Brexit is clear. But one thing we do know is that the UK’s decision to leave the EU has triggered proposals to implement the most …

Latest: Farmers take to Dublin streets in combine harvester as protest continues

<b>Update 4pm:</b> The Department of Agriculture has released a statement to say they are happy to facilitate a meeting with the IFA as soon as possible to …

Narendra Modi govt has shown industry and agriculture can thrive together, says Amit Shah

<b>New Delhi:</b> One of the most notable achievements of the Narendra Modi government is that it has ended several dilemmas about governance, BJP President …

India

Extreme Weather Takes A Toll On Wheat Harvests. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

Excessive water and heat account for 40 percent of fluctuations in yearly wheat supplies, and other crops are at risk, too.<p>Extreme flooding and droughts take a major toll on the global supply of wheat, accounting for about 40 percent of the fluctuations in annual yields, a recent study has …

Climate Change

Digitizing the Farmers' Market

Disrupting the traditional grocery store model for a more sustainable food system<p>The sheer scope of the challenges we face when it comes to food …

A growing appetite for flour from local grains

NORTHFIELD —<p>Buying local food — from vegetables to eggs, meat, and even honey — has moved into the mainstream. But what about a staple like flour? Is …

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

Communities that have to ship in fresh food from far away could start getting local produce right from their parking lots or warehouses thanks to …

This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company

FreshBox Farms is going big by focusing on harvests, not proprietary growing systems.<p>As the indoor farming industry has taken off in the last several years–over the next 10 years, indoor farming is expected to account for 50% of leafy green production, and grow to a $42 billion industry–it’s become …

Quora Question: What We Aren't Saying About Sustainable Food

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Bye Bye Boring Backyard Garden

Often small gardens, home or patios are completely under-utilized as they require a bit more innovation and creativity. We end up just planting some …

Landscaping

Could ancient wheat be the future of food?

Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt, which fed large swaths of the world's …

Miracle grow

SOMETIMES it seems as though Adam’s curse, which promises mankind a harvest of thorns and thistles, applies only to African farmers. The southern …

California to grow rice sustainably with Israeli water-tech

The first sustainable farming initiative leveraging Israel’s pioneering research and innovation in water technology will begin this spring at Conaway …

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary Scheme launched

HRH Prince of Wales driving Land Rover Discovery Sport through a beck at Rookin House, Cumbria as part of the Land Rover Princes Countryside Fund …

Land Rover

The Future Of Food In A Water-Scarce World

Water covers about 70 percent of the planet’s surface. But the amount of freshwater available for human use — everything from brushing our teeth to growing our food — is a small fraction of that.<p>More than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions, and as many as 3.5 billion could …

Water

9 Simple Tips to Keep Your Mood Up (Even When Everything Goes Wrong)

Photoclub-65174116<p>Have you ever had everything in your life spin out of control?<p>Nothing you do works out the way you want. Everything goes wrong. And the whole world seems to be conspiring against you.<p>Keeping your happy demeanor up during those times is hard, isn't it?<p>And you wish you could wave a …

NASA study finds climate change shifting wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland

A new study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape …

Setting New Standards for Grassfed Dairy

When Stonyfield Farm introduced its newest yogurt line at the beginning of 2016, a new seal was stamped on the cups next to the familiar mark of USDA …

Agriculture

University of California

In an effort to forecast how climate change may affect agriculture, University of California agricultural economists looked at how climate has affected crop acreage in the past. The effect of temperature changes on plants depends on local conditions and the crops grown. In a case study of Yolo …

Climate Change

INFOGRAPHIC: Organic farming in the EU

With These Animal Fitbits, Farmers Can Recognize The Patterns In Dairy Cow Mooovements

Building a “deep learning” platform for livestock.<p>Cows are going to be part of the network, like cars and buildings (though they’re not things, as in the “internet of things”). Livestock animals are too valuable not to be tracked and monitored, and now we have the technology to do it unobtrusively. …

Forestry

'Living' Strandbeest Sculptures Tour U.S. Museums

Accompanied by even stranger hackbeests<p>Twenty-five years ago, artist Theo Jansen built a new life-form. Made of PVC pipes and zip ties, his strandbeest (Dutch for “beach beast”) walked along a beach under wind propulsion. Since then, Jansen has created many more beests and inspired a small army of …

Young, idealistic farmers help keep land in production

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Hauling feed, herding pigs, long hours. Farming is hard. And 25-year-old Leanna Mulvihill loves it.<p>Young farmers like …

Farming

2015 Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and National Reserve confirmed

Entitlement values, including those for greening, that will now be used to calculate farmers’ 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments have been …

Farming

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning | Inc.com

"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set …

Time Management

European Parliament Opposes National Bans on GMO-Food Imports

The European Parliament rejected a draft law that would give individual countries in Europe scope to ban imports of genetically modified food and …

Farmers urged to make most of autumn grass growth

Grass is widely recognised as the most efficient form of forage availableFarmers across the UK could make feed savings of up to £14 per cow over the …

Farming

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price

Arla Foods amba on-account price will remain unchanged from 26 October 2015 for its 12,700 owners, including around 3,000 from the UK, at 23.04 pence …

Exports

GreenWave ocean farming model scoops $100,000 sustainability prize

A commercial fisherman who admitted to once pillaging the oceans has won the 2015 Fuller Challenge, one of the most important prizes in sustainability.<p>Bren Smith, executive director of nonprofit GreenWave, took home $100,000 for his 3D ocean farming model, designed to address overfishing, mitigate …

Tulane Green Wave