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CHIRPS rainfall dataset
2014-05-16 06:16:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it has become a widely accepted practice to use modern weather satellites to monitor terrestrial rainfall, establishing a reliable context for relating space-based rainfall observations to current and historical ground-based rainfall data has been difficult. A team of researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a new dataset that can be used for environmental...

2014-05-13 12:35:29

DANVERS, Mass., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighQuest Group today announced that Jim Borel, executive vice president of DuPont, will deliver the keynote address at its 9th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit. The three-day event will be held this year October 7-9 in New Orleans, La., at the Hyatt Regency. More than 600 industry experts are expected to convene at the Summit to explore the most pressing challenges facing the oilseed, protein meals, vegetable oils and grain...

2014-05-13 08:35:43

Nationwide Insurance Foundation provides additional $1.4 million in grants to Feeding America and network food banks in support of the communities they serve CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, announced today that the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will donate $1.43 million to continue its support of solving hunger in America. As a part of this gift, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will...

2014-05-06 08:39:25

DUBLIN, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5v9f32/grow_lights_for) has announced the addition of a new report "Grow Lights for Agriculture Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more...

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

By Laura Seaman, Stanford University Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford research. The study, which appears in the journal Science, was led by Stanford's David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. "The Corn Belt is phenomenally productive," Lobell said, referring to the region of...

2014-05-01 16:35:01

This editorial by Jean Lebel is available for posting and publication. An English-language version of this editorial was published to the Ottawa Citizen Aid & Development Blog May 1, 2014. A photograph by IDRC/Panos/Sven Torfinn is also availble for posting and publication. Please contact Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at ibourgeault-tasse@idrc.ca for more information. OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More than two decades ago, southern Manitoba rancher and federal agriculture minister...

2014-05-01 16:28:47

May 9th shows scheduled in Boston & New Haven PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to fight hunger in the local communities it serves, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is teaming up with multiple GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra for the "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," which kicks off on May 9 in Times Square. Hayes is raising awareness to help end child hunger while attempting to break...

Satellite Data Brought To African Agriculture
2014-04-30 03:47:59

Kate Ramsayer, NASA From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the growing conditions a few dozen miles down the road. A new program is bringing together scientists in two branches of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as well as an African non-profit organization in order to get relevant...

2014-04-28 16:33:12

One click earns a serving of milk for someone in need, up to 10,000 servings PHOENIX, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamrock Farms is encouraging the public to get involved with the Great American Milk Drive and help those in need obtain up to 10,000 servings of nutrient-rich milk with a "Like Drive" on the Shamrock Farms Facebook page now through June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81350 Hungry families are missing out on the essential nutrients supplied by milk...

2014-04-28 08:31:30

ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Charitable Foundation has sponsored more than $15,000 to St. Louis-based Operation Food Search's weekend feeding program for children, Operation Backpack. Through this leadership contribution, Operation Food Search will be sending home backpacks of nutritious food to 100 children from low-income families every weekend of the 2013-14 academic year. In addition to this sponsorship, Centene is also donating over 600 children's books and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.