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17 January 2018
Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches from Being Regulated
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly...
12 January 2018
Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
08 January 2018
Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
14 December 2017
UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
06 December 2017
Environment Secretary Tours Arla's Net Zero Carbon Dairy at Aylesbury
UK - Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, met with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week for a tour of the cooperative’s Aylesbury site, the world’s largest fresh milk processing plant....
05 December 2017
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
Danone Welcomes Arbitration Award in Fonterra Case
FRANCE - Last week (Thursday, 30 November), multinational food giant Danone was awarded damages of €105 million to be paid immediately by Fonterra for costs suffered as a result of the Fonterra food safety failures of 2013. ...
01 December 2017
Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
30 November 2017
Getting a Better Handle on Methane Emissions from Livestock
US - Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas....
23 November 2017
Dairy Strategy Boldly Faces up to Challenges
NEW ZEALAND - The new dairy sector strategy - "Dairy Tomorrow" - was launched this week and tackles head-on the big issues the sector is facing, says Dairy Environment Leader Group Chair Alister Body....
17 November 2017
Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
15 November 2017
Targets Good First Step but Fonterra Must Reduce Dairy Herd, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a "gaping hole" in the plan....
Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
13 November 2017
Kanpur Firm Ties Up with Dutch Group to Boost Dairy Entrepreneurship
INDIA - An Indo-Dutch collaboration has taken shape in the industrial town of Kanpur to promote entrepreneurship in the dairy sector and boost sustainability of dairy farms....
09 November 2017
Westland Milk Claims to be Poster-child for Green Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products says it's a better poster child for New Zealand's clean, green image than some of its rivals and having returned to profit it is now focused on ensuring its returns to farmers stay competitive as it grows....
New Partnership with European Federation of Food Banks as Arla Continues to Cut Food Waste
NETHERLANDS, DENMARK & UK - Arla and the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) have signed an agreement to donate surplus products through the FEBA network partners in Europe....
30 October 2017
EPA Releases Guidance on Reporting CAFO Air Emissions
US - Farms releasing hazardous substances to air from animal wastes within any 24-hour period must notify NRC beginning 15 November, Dairy Business Association (DBA) reports....
23 October 2017
Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
20 October 2017
UK Signs Up to Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
UK - The UK dairy industry yesterday (Thursday, 20 October) endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide....
18 October 2017
Dairy UK Confirms Commitment to Industrial Decarbonisation, Energy Efficiency Action Plan
UK - The Food & Drink Joint Industry - Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Action Plan was published recently, identifying actions which will promote long-term decarbonisation, energy efficiency and emissions reductions within the food and...
16 October 2017
Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk...
29 September 2017
Estimates Reveal Global Methane Emissions from Ag Larger Than Reported
GLOBAL - Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due to the previous use of out-of-date data on carbon emissions generated by livestock, according to a new study....
26 September 2017
Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
20 September 2017
DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
15 September 2017
Subsidy for Manure Monofermentation at Dairy Farms
NETHERLANDS - It has been made known that Henk Kamp, the Minister of Economic Affairs, has granted €130 million SDE+ subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms. ...
14 September 2017
DFA, Third Sun Solar Unveil New Partnership
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Third Sun Solar, an Ohio-based full-service clean energy company serving homeowners, businesses, institutions and government entities across the Midwest, have teamed up...
 
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