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Technology eases farming ‘drudgery’ and risk as climate threats grow

Farming technological innovations can make the work more secure and appealing around the world

Thomson Reuters Foundation – In India, farmers growing crops for seed company Mahyco get a text message after they deliver their harvest, noting its weight and how much was usable — followed quickly by another text saying their money is in the bank. That reliable flow of cash through their accounts means when a farmer […] Read more

Will our cool fall shape up into a cold winter?

Will the cool and moist trend continue on into the early winter?

First off, I have to apologize for missing last week. No excuses, I simply screwed up and missed my deadline. So, for this week’s article, I am going to do my best to combine the key parts of last week’s article with the new stuff from this week. Since it is the end of the […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

Forecast: Cold with a few chances of light snow

Covering the period from November 4 to November 13, 2019

Normally I would begin the forecast with a quick review of the previous forecast, but since I messed up hitting my deadline last week you didn’t see my best forecast ever! Just kidding, but it was a pretty good forecast. Remember, it’s not really me doing much of the forecasting, I am simply analyzing the […] Read more

Thirst turns to anger Down Under as mighty river runs dry

The Darling River irrigates some of Australia’s richest grazing lands and many crops

Reuters – Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide run-off and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry. The parched earth of Australia’s longest waterway, if tributaries are included, is in the grip of the continent’s most severe drought in a […] Read more

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