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Coverage of farmland since November 18, 2021.

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Highway 1 reopens through Abbotsford; Coquihalla reopening still months away

"...The Trans-Canada Highway that connects Abbotsford and Chilliwack was largely flooded during last week's massive storm, when dozens of home and acres of farmland in Sumas Prairie was flooded..."

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Three disasters later, government refuses to learn from its mistakes

"...While the government says it used every tool available, what about the emergency alert system? Since 2019, B. C.  has been the only province not to use the Ready Alert system..."

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Trudeau: Climate change here, impact devastating, aggressive action needed

"...Floodwaters cover a road that runs through farmland in Abbotsford, B. C. , Tuesday, Nov..."

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Line of storms approaches as B.C. works to recover from recent floods

"...VANCOUVER — A line of storms is forecast to sweep across British Columbia as the province works to rebuild from devastating flooding and deadly mudslides last week that destroyed parts of major highways, rail lines, and farmland. Wind and rainfall warnings blanketed most of the B. C..."

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MPs to hold emergency debate Wednesday on B.C. floods, climate change

"...The atmospheric river, which dropped 300 mm of rain on parts of southern B. C. in mid-November, led to deadly mudslides and washed out highways that killed four people and temporarily cut off all land links to the Vancouver area from the rest of Canada..."

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How climate change played a role in the B.C. floods

"...SASKATOON -- Climate change, wildfires, and towns being built on former lakes played major roles in the flooding across British Columbia, says a climate researcher at Queen’s University..."

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GMO crops reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Canadian study finds

"...The study suggests that herbicide-tolerant GM crops and glyphosate can increase soil carbon sequestration, thereby keeping carbon dioxide in the ground rather than releasing it into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming..."

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Latest on B.C. floods: Second storm impending

"...Environment and Climate Change Canada is also warning of possible freezing rain, localized flooding and landslides in the inland sections of the North Coast. The region is under rainfall, wind and winter storm warnings, and could see up to 90 millimetres of precipitation. In the North Coast town of Stewart, B..."

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More rain would have brought disaster to Maple Ridge, warns ARMS president

"...The president of the Alouette River Management Society said the river was another eight hours of intense rainfall away from creating a disastrous flood..."

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B.C. floods: Land, plants expected to recover, but concern for livestock remains, experts say Globalnews.ca

"...Just like floods, however, mudslides have occurred in regions impacted by this week's atmospheric river for “thousands of years. ” They're part of the “mosaic of the ecosystem,” Ward said, and deposit large woody debris in creeks, which creates pools and riffles that actually benefit fish habitat. “A lot of ecosystems are pretty resilient, you know, much more resilient than we are, but we have affected a lot of ecosystems..."

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Survey gathers input for The Root

"...“From providing commercial kitchen space to process locally grown food, to agricultural training, chef certification and so much more, we look forward to launching this much-needed facility under the Farmland Trust’s mission of bringing people and land together, to grow,” says co-chair Nicole Melanson..."

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The B.C. floods are a mere hint of what climate change could do to the food supply

"...Nathan Sing spoke to Newman about the reverberations of the floods on B. C. ’s food supply, the history of this key piece of farmland and the long-term implications of political inertia toward climate change..."

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Jobs in farmland

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Grocery Purchaser

"...farms so they can continue to grow the most nutritious and delicious food while preserving farmland and biodiversity in Ontario..."

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Administrative Assistant Planning - CLOSES: November 15, 2021

"...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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Senior Support Technician

"...Understanding of the Alberta Residential Cost Manual and the Alberta Farmland Manual would be a definite asset..."

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Resource Planning Analyst

"...("HFS") are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hancock Natural Resource Group ("HNRG")..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention farmland.

RealAg Radio, May 21: Giving the thumbs up, farmland loss, a stubbornness lottery, and more on the issues panel

Duration: 55:02

"...Welcome to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio..."

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Average value of Canadian farmland ticked up 5.4% last year

Duration: 12:58

"...Farmland in British Columbia and Quebec increased the most in value in 2020, with Alberta rounding out the top three according to Farm Credit Canada’s annual farmland value report..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about farmland.

Kiss the Ground's Farmland Program Presents: Chamberlin Ranch

"...Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, The Ted Chamberlin Ranch raises Black Angus Cross cattle and utilizes managed grazing to benefit the natural rangelands..."

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Gather.film charts rebirth of indigenous cultures through food sovereignty with Sanjay Rawal

"...Marc is an Advocate for the SDGs, member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and award-winning Global Food Reformist..."

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Hawaii’s surprise volcanic eruption: Lessons from Kilauea 2018

"...Using GPS trackers, high-speed cameras, chemical analysis and more, researchers have learnt what happens when volcanic craters collapse and how magma can move not just vertically but horizontally underneath a volcano..."

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Megaprojects: Terraforming The Sahara | Answers With Joe

"...A team of researchers have figured out how to turn the Sahara desert into lush, green farmland..."

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Academic Research

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

Outcome-Based Assessment of the Payment for Mountain Agriculture: A Community-Based Approach to Countering Land Abandonment in

"...Agricultural land accounts for 37% of the world?s terrestrial area, and the multiple functions of agroecosystems?providing food, soil and water retention, and various cultural services?are of great importance for sustainable land management..."

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Multi-scale analysis of ecosystem services trade-offs in an ecotone in the Eastern Margin of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

"...Four key ESs including food supply (FS), soil conservation (SC), water conservation (WC), and habitat quality (HQ) in BLJW in 1990, 2002, and 2016 were mapped to analyze the scale effects at the watershed, county, and township scales..."

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Environmental and financial benefits of improved cookstove technologies in the central highlands of Ethiopia

"...The greenhouse gas emission reductions in carbon dioxide equivalents were 4534 (±32) kg y−1, 6370 (±42) kg y−1, 6953 (±51) kg y−1, 7661 (±43) kg y−1 for the mud stove, mirt stove, mud stove with an additional biogas stove and mirt stove with an additional biogas stove respectively..."

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Effects of biological nitrification inhibitors on nitrogen use efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural soils: A

"...However, the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) of chemical fertilizer remains very low, which may lead to serious environmental problems, including nitrate pollution, air quality degradation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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Land use decisions under REDD+ incentives when warming temperatures affect crop productivity and forest biomass growth rates

"...Climate change is expected to adversely impact crop productivity and forest stocks of the planet, which will pose food security challenges and complicate carbon mitigation goals..."

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Coastal shrimp aquaculture and agriculture: a mathematical model on soil salinity

"...Soil salinization beyond a threshold level results in dwindling crop yield, which in turn affects the economical and ecological stability of the region..."

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Characterizing the river water quality in China: Recent progress and on-going challenges

"...This study compiled a 16-year (2003–2018) dataset of river water quality (161,337 records from 2424 sites), watershed/landscape features, and meteorological conditions to investigate the spatial water quality patterns and underlying drivers of river impairment (defined as water quality worse than Class V according to China's Environmental Quality Standards for Surface Waters, GB3838-2002) at a national scale..."

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Bird taxonomic and functional responses to land abandonment in wood-pastures

"...Although used for grazing and production of various forest goods, wood-pastures harbour a rich biodiversity and are usually considered as High Nature Value Farmlands..."

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Changing Rural Livelihoods and Forest Use Transition in the Middle Hills of Nepal

"...Given the prevalence of out-migration and the changing socio-economic context in the middle hills, it appears time to reconsider the management of community forests beyond a narrow range of uses to enable greater commercialization and encourage ecosystem services to be harnessed so community forests better align with contemporary rural livelihoods and landscapes..."

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Critical source areas? identification for non-point source pollution related to nitrogen and phosphorus in an agricultural wate

"...Regarding the CSAs identified only by nutrient load, agronomic measures such as reducing fertilizer amount, biochar application, straw incorporation, and plastic mulch coverage can be employed to improve soil water retention and curb soil erosion..."

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Spatial-temporal variations of ecological vulnerability in the Tarim River Basin, Northwest China

"...As the largest inland river basin of China, the Tarim River Basin (TRB), known for its various natural resources and fragile environment, has an increased risk of ecological crisis due to the intensive exploitation and utilization of water and land resources..."

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