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08 July 2020
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
07 July 2020
How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
26 June 2020
IDF launches third edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has launched the third edition of its Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to support the dairy sector in delivering on its commitment to sustainable development....
25 June 2020
US NFU advocates for carbon markets
NFU President Rob Larew testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, saying that carbon markets contribute to the financial and environmental stability of family farm agriculture. ...
24 June 2020
UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
22 June 2020
Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
20 June 2020
JBS reports on its $368 million investment in global sustainability initiatives for 2019
Meat packing giant JBS claims to have made significant investments across four key sustainability pillars including environmental stewardship, responsible procurement, animal welfare and social responsibility....
10 June 2020
UK commercial farming can deliver on sustainability pledges if given the chance
A new report examining the role of commercial agriculture in the UK says it has the potential to solve sustainability challenges, generate employment and boost the post-pandemic economy....
05 June 2020
EU farmland biodiversity continues to decline despite policy efforts
EU auditors report that despite specific CAP measures, biodiversity on EU farmland continues to decline. ...
US NFU backs Carbon Credit Verifier Certification Bill
A bipartisan bill that helps provide certainty to farmers who adopt climate-friendly practices has been introduced to the US Senate. ...
02 June 2020
Alberta takes steps to curb agriculture emissions with new ERA Challenge
Alberta's provincial government is accepting proposals for the Emissions Reduction Alberta Challenge....
01 June 2020
Webinar shows dairy farmers how to tackle fly problems
Upcoming webinar from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association will focus on how farmers can control insects and protect their herds. ...
27 May 2020
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
20 May 2020
UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
18 May 2020
New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
16 May 2020
LWR invited to join dairy accelerator programme
America's largest dairy cooperative recognises Livestock Water Recycling's (LWR) role in the dairy value chain with invitation to join accelerator. ...
15 May 2020
One step closer to carbon neutral cattle
New research shows that supplementing cattle diets with red seaweed reduces enteric methane emissions by 98 percent while improving productivity measures – without causing negative side-effects....
07 May 2020
Misleading metrics – how standard climate measures obscure the impact of cattle emissions
Emerging research demonstrates that using climate impact measures like GWP100 and CO₂ Equivalence to measure greenhouse gas emissions can overestimate the climate burden of cattle production....
06 May 2020
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum worries farmers
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum advises students to eat less dairy and meat, upsetting members of its critical farming community....
McKinsey report finds that zero-emission tractors and cattle that belch less gas can curb climate change
Using zero-emission farm machinery, creating a cattle herd that produce less methane and adopting new technologies can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from farms....
UK vets welcome "pragmatic" bovine TB testing strategy amid pandemic
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed temporary amendments to bovine TB (TB) testing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will allow herd tests to continue while maintaining the safety of farmers and vets during the Covid-19 pandemic....
29 April 2020
RABDF’s interim survey results highlight true scale of UK dairy losses
A survey from The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) finds that more than 1 million litres of milk have been discarded since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak....
27 April 2020
Digital agriculture paves the road to agricultural sustainability
US - In a study, an ecosystem scientist and an agricultural economist outline how to develop a more sustainable land management system through data collection and stakeholder buy-in....
22 April 2020
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
11 April 2020
New system illustrates environmental impact of feeding too much protein at turnout
Mole Valley Farmers has found that balancing rations to complement high protein spring grass makes both economic and environmental sense. ...
10 April 2020
Egypt authorises 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports
According to a statement from Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry, Egypt has authorised 15 beef plants and 27 chicken plants for exports to Egypt....
06 April 2020
New mycotoxin app launched in UK
MycocheckUp.co.uk – new web app launches for dairy farms...
Delving into “less and better” meat
When talking about sustainable meat, we often hear the phrase “less and better” as the guiding principle – but what does that mean in reality?...
 
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