climate

Effects of climate change likely already being felt in global food production

· June 3, 2019

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to crop production and farming success, especially when the climate and individual weather events are involved. So it’s with great interest that the University of Minnesota, in partnership with researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Copenhagen, used weather and reported crop data to evaluate […]

Purdue research urges farmers to adapt with climate change

· August 7, 2018

This may have been a report written for Indiana, but it has applications in any highly agricultural state. Purdue University recently published its Indiana Climate Change Impact Assessment, stating that: “Changes to the state’s climate over the coming decades, including increasing temperatures, changes in precipitation amounts and patterns, and rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air […]

Monsanto highlights 2017 progress in sustainability report

· July 12, 2018

Monsanto has made substantial progress on a host of sustainability commitments and programs in the areas of climate-smart agriculture, water quality, biodiversity, food security, and operational efficiencies. The company continues to be guided by its Growing Better Together sustainability plan which has three main focus areas: Better Planet, Better Lives, and Better Partner. “We’re proud […]

McDonald’s to focus on beef production in greenhouse gas plan

· March 21, 2018

On Tuesday, McDonald’s announced it will be partnering with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36 percent by 2030 from a 2015 base year. Additionally, McDonald’s has committed to a 31 percent reduction in emissions intensity (per metric ton of food and packaging) across its supply […]

Soil warm enough to plant? Climate app can answer

· July 14, 2017

Want to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application that allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area and better plan for the current year. “We wanted to make an application that addresses […]

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