Tag Archives: United States Department of Agriculture

World agricultural output continues to rise, despite dire predictions of decline

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times The year 2013 has been a great year for global agriculture. Record world production of rice and healthy production of wheat and corn produced strong harvests across the world. … Continue reading

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Saturday silliness – The only thing more ridiculous than ‘Eli Rabett’: the required USDA rabbit disaster plan

People send me stuff. Here at WUWT, we all tend to laugh at Dr. Joshua Halpern who fancies himself as a rabbit and writes in tongues third person as ‘Eli Rabett‘ about the evils of global warming to show everyone … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week – Mark Hertsgaard embarrasses himself with ‘The End of Pasta’

Global warming kills spaghetti crop Sigh, “The End of Pasta?” reads more like “The end of journalism” Some days, there appears such blatant stupidity in the MSM, you wonder if there isn’t some sort of award than can be handed … Continue reading

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University of Nebraska claims record drought in the USA? Not so fast…

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  comes a news release about the 12 year old U.S. Drought Monitor dataset, proclaiming “record worst ever” as if this has some relevance in history. Sorry, I have to call BS on this. Take June … Continue reading

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Uh oh, CO2 actually reverses temperature effect on rangelands

The results of a USDA experiment called PHACE (Prairie Heating and CO2 Enrichment) where liquid CO2 is injected into the ground from a storage tank, then effects measure on grassland growth, shows a surprising result: increased range grass growth leading … Continue reading

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Drought by area impacted is worst ever – though majority of US still drought free

From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln , a new record in the 12 year old drought monitor. US sets drought monitor’s ‘exceptional drought’ record in July Worst classification for drought in nearly 12 percent of contiguous US The percent of contiguous … Continue reading

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