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Gov. Jerry Brown is convening a task force to help determine whether a statewide drought declaration is warranted. The governor on Wednesday asked staff from state water, agriculture and emergency services agencies to meet every week to help
In a continent ravaged by hurricanes and earthquakes on a yearly basis, drought does not make the cut for the list of natural disasters to watch out for. It should, though: According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which has
With another dry winter looming, California lawmakers are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama to declare a drought emergency and federal disaster in the state. In a letter sent Monday, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and
Argentina Argentine union members and environmentalists protesting the construction of a plant by U.S.-based seed giant Monsanto have clashed. More News Local media report they came to blows outside the plant in Cordoba province Thursday.
Here, according to Maplecroft, are the 10 nations most at risk from climate change over the next 12 years. 1...Ethiopia According to the report, "other important growth markets at risk include: India (20th), Pakistan (24th) and Viet Nam (26th) in
Miss. A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season...District Judge Michael Mills ruled this week that Mitchell and
During dry summer spells or frozen winter days, water is a vital component to all life. People in the US can turn on the faucet at home or grab a bottle of water on the run, but there’s nothing sadder than watching a crow trying to scoop
A view of the Dupont logo on a wall at the Dupont Edge Moor facility near Wilmington, Delaware, April 17, 2012. DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont ( DD.N ), said Friday that it has aligned with farm machinery company Deere & Co ( DE.
The challenge with agriculture is that our industry is heavily reliant on factors that are out of our control. The weather, exchange rates and commodity prices are all very important parts of our business, but they are things we have little or no
It was my privilege to go to Des Moines, Iowa recently for a World Food Prize extravaganza recognizing a Monsanto researcher's work against global hunger. But wait, Monsanto is not a hunger fighter, it's a predatory proliferator of proprietary GM (