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Coverage of farmland since June 20, 2024.

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"...But Flores co-op has a unique insurance policy: a Luxembourg-based company working with a local Philippines-based insurer pays policyholders based solely on the amount of rainfall and wind speed in a defined area, as measured by satellites. The policies are designed to protect against flooding, drought and typhoons, as well as heat waves..."

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Over a quarter of Cambridge's drinking water system in poor condition: report

"...Meanwhile, the city's stormwater and wastewater systems have been rated as “good” and “very good,” respectively. Only six per cent of the wastewater and seven per cent of the stormwater assets were found to be in “poor” or “very poor” conditions..."

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Rebuilding Kenya Stronger: Here's What's Needed to Rebound After Catastrophic Floods

"...With a struggling economy, Kenya will need major finances to rebuild its infrastructure at the expense of planned development initiatives. Crops washed away from the floods will mean a huge drop in harvests. Many will go hungry, while farmers will lose income..."

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Rail cars carrying hazardous material derail and catch fire in North Dakota

"...The cars were carrying anhydrous ammonia, sulfur and methanol, said Bill Suess, spill investigation program manager for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. The ammonia was the biggest risk, but wind was carrying the smoke away from the nearby town of Bordulac, which has about 20 residents..."

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Ontario has no commitment to a timeline for Highway 413 The Narwhal

"...Highway 413 is a flagship project for Premier Doug Fords Progressive Conservatives. If built, its 59-kilometre path would connect Torontos northern and western suburbs, cutting across farmland, wetlands, waterways and Ontarios Greenbelt.  ..."

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Minister wants B.C. to be model for aquaculture as it moves to containment

"...VANCOUVER Federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier says the country's “strict rules” on banning open-net salmon farming are necessary, since the goal is to make British Columbia “a model” in global aquaculture..."

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Waterloo Region

"...A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect, and Environment Canada is warning of the potential of thunderstorms developing, bringing torrential rainfall, high winds, and the potential for hail..."

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Calgary mayor sticks to Stampede opening day for possible main water fix

"...But Jyoti Gondek warns that unforeseen problems could delay repairs to a catastrophic water main break that has forced citywide use restrictions for more than two weeks..."

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NATO member Romania to send a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine

"...BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) NATO member Romanias top defense body said Thursday that the country will donate a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine to help Kyiv in the war with Russia as Moscows forces continue to bombard civilian areas and energy infrastructure..."

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Chihuahua abandoned in Guelph Lake outhouse finds forever home

"...A sorrowful story about a small dog found covered in human waste in a Guelph Lake Conservation Area outhouse tank, now has a happy ending..."

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Protesters gather outside regional headquarters, opposing Wilmot land assembly

"...Dozens of protesters gathered outside regional headquarters on Frederick Street in Kitchener on Wednesday evening to voice their opposition to the possible expropriation of 770 acres of farmland in Wilmot Township..."

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The Audacious Scheme to Reroute Indias Water Hakai Magazine

"...Similarthough less ambitiouswater transfers happen in other parts of the world. Chinas South-to-North Water Diversion Project will eventually carry 45 billion cubic meters of water each year across more than 1,000 kilometers. And in Sri Lanka, where water is diverted from the Mahaweli Ganga river basin, people have benefited from improved food security and higher incomes, says Upali Amarasinghe, a data scientist with the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka..."

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Commercial Finance Manager

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Building Inspector (Remain open until filled)

"...natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family..."

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"...natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention farmland.

Farmland rental rates climbing in conjunction with ownership costs

Duration: 5:15

"...New survey data shows around half of farms that have farmland rental agreements up for renewal this year are expecting rental rates to increase, with some anticipating a significant jump in the land rent component of their cost of production..."

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Ag Policy Connection Ep. 9 What should carry the most weight in deciding how land gets used?

Duration: 50:44

"...There are many priorities that influence how land is used the need for housing and economic development often drives the conversion of farmland and natural habitat into urban or suburban landscapes, but food security, productivity, biodiversity, crop or livestock prices, renewable energy policy, and of course, NIMBYism are among the many factors that can. ..."

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RealAg Radio: Land development, on-farm field trials, and HPAI surveillance, Apr 16, 2024

Duration: 54:56

"...Thanks for tuning into this Tuesdays with Lyndsey edition of RealAg Radio with host Lyndsey Smith! On this episode we will hear: Stewart Skinner, Ontario farmer, on housing and land development on Ontario farmland; Dr..."

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RealAg Radio: “Product of USA” label, machinery markets, and still-climbing farmland values, Mar 13, 2024

Duration: 54:45

"...Thanks for tuning into this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Dennis Laycraft with Canadian Cattle Association on the USDA final rule for the “Product of USA label” Curt Blades with Association of Equipment Manufacturers, on the machinery market in 2024; JP Gervais with Farm Credit Canada. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about farmland.

What is Ontario's greenbelt? | What Is Explainers

"...Since 2005, Ontario has designated a swath of waterways, wetlands, farmland, and parks as under the protection of the Greenbelt..."

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Why you should care about peatlands

"...Peatlands are real carbon storing champions..."

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The dirtiest river in the world: Indonesia's Citarum | DW Documentary

"...In spite of how dirty the river is, at least 30 million people across West Java rely on the Citarum to irrigate the farmland that feeds them..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about farmland relevant to the latest news.

Land Cover Implications on Ecosystem Service Delivery: a Multi-Scenario Study of Trade-offs and Synergies in River Basins

"...To fill this gap, we assessed the interplay among six ES: climate regulation, habitat creating and maintaining species diversity, cultivated crops, regulation of the chemical condition of freshwaters by living processes (water quality), water yield, and control of erosion rates, within three river basins in northwest Portugal..."

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Interviews with farmers from the US corn belt highlight opportunity for improved decision support systems and continued structu

"...Diversifying high-input, monocropped landscapes like the US Corn Belt would provide both economic and ecosystem service benefits to the agricultural landscape..."

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Spatiotemporal Variation of Ecosystem Services Value and its Response to Land Use Change in the Yangtze River Basin, China

"...How to understand the impact of land use change on ecosystem service value is of great significance for the utilization of ecological environment protection..."

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Glyphosate spraying exacerbates nitrogen and phosphorus loss in karst slope farmland

"...Therefore, in the prevention and control of agricultural non-point source pollution, the threat of glyphosate to the surrounding aquatic ecosystem cannot be ignored, especially in karst areas with frequent rainstorms and serious water erosion, long-term monitoring and risk assessment of glyphosate are needed..."

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Reconciling grain production and environmental costs during rural livelihood transitions: a simulation-based approach in southe

"...In many parts of the world, the ongoing transition of farmers? livelihoods is creating even greater uncertainty in addressing the dual challenges of food security and environmental sustainability..."

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Different contributions of microbial and plant residues to soil organic carbon accumulation during planted forest and abandoned

"...Overall, our research not only contributes to understanding the complexity of the carbon cycle in ecosystems, but also provides a valuable scientific basis for the management of soil carbon pools in different vegetation types under climate change..."

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Carbon sequestration and emission mitigation potential of afforestation and reforestation of unproductive territories

"...The purpose of this study was to assess the potential for carbon sequestration in the ecosystem and in harvested wood products, and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation, following the application of afforestation/reforestation strategies on unproductive lands in the Province of Quebec over an 80-year long period (2021?2101), using the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forester Sector 3..."

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Afforestation increases microbial diversity in low-carbon soils

"...Afforestation has an important role in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function improvement..."

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African savanna raptors show evidence of widespread population collapse and a growing dependence on protected areas

"...The conversion of natural habitats to farmland is a major cause of biodiversity loss and poses the greatest extinction risk to birds worldwide..."

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