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18 September 2020
Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
17 September 2020
Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
15 September 2020
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit: Collaboration to Create Innovative Welfare Technologies with McDonald’s
Banks Baker, Manager of Animal Welfare and Agriculture with McDonald’s Supply Chain and Sustainability team, spoke Monday as part of a fireside chat about collaboration across the broiler supply chain regarding innovative animal welfare technologies...
UK Farming Minister sees progress on new environmental schemes
Victoria Prentis, the UK's Farming Minister, visits a Yorkshire farm to see how local environmental land management projects are delivering results for farmers and nature....
14 September 2020
EU farming unions stress the need to meet both climate commitments and food production goals
After the EU's Environmental Climate Law vote, Copa and Cogeca underline the importance of approaching climate adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction in a way that doesn't threaten food production. ...
12 September 2020
EU looks to boost organic farming sector as part of European Green Deal
The European Commission has recognised the role organic farming plays in achieving environmental and biodiversity targets, earmarking 25 percent of agricultural land to organic enterprises. ...
10 September 2020
UK political leaders show support for farming on Back British Farming Day
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have both shown their support for the British farming industry today by wearing a Back British Farming Day wool and wheat pin badge during Prime Minister’s Questions....
08 September 2020
NFU UK launches Farmvention to bring food and farming to classrooms
After the phenomenal success since its launch just two years ago, the NFU is opening its annual Farmvention competition to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom. This year the competition is focusing on the greatest global challenge of...
05 September 2020
Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
04 September 2020
Food security and support to local farming should be key priorities for EU's agriculture policy
The EU's Agriculture ministers should shore up local farming and food security while coronavirus risks are still high....
03 September 2020
The Nature Conservancy, Cargill, McDonald’s, Target unite to support regenerative agriculture practices
The Nature Conservancy, McDonald’s, Cargill and Target are coming together to launch a new five-year, $8.5 million project aimed at working with Nebraska farmers to advance proven soil health practices to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and help...
02 September 2020
Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint....
01 September 2020
Farmers and ranchers across the US deliver letter to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
A letter signed by 2,130 farmers and ranchers was delivered to Congress to stress the impacts of the climate crisis on the agriculture sector and highlight the ways farmers can lead on climate solutions....
Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture
Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. ...
30 August 2020
New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
27 August 2020
Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
NCBA and and sportsman groups enter conservation partnership
The NCBA and Public Lands Council (PLC) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) to highlight their commitment to conservation and sustainability. ...
Brazil’s Marfrig introduces “carbon neutral” beef
Brazilian food processor Marfrig, owner of National Beef in the United States, has launched a new line of beef products from cows sourced from sustainable farms....
26 August 2020
UK mulls legislation that would force large companies to clean up their supply chains
On 24 August, the UK said it would start a consultation process on a potential new law that would force big companies to clean up their supply chains by fining them if they used products grown on illegally deforested land....
23 August 2020
Australia's farmers union calls for net carbon zero by 2050
The National Farmers' Federation voices its support for the economy-wide goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...
22 August 2020
Ten innovators take the digital stage to transform the livestock industry
The Virtual Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will be broadcast on 14 September 2020 from 2 pm BST. ...
21 August 2020
Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
20 August 2020
New study suggests that Poland could achieve climate neutrality by 2056
A new study from the Polish Economic Institute shows that Poland could become carbon neutral by 2056....
19 August 2020
COVID-19 lockdowns have led to a dramatic reduction in food waste – aiding the fight against climate change
Coronavirus lockdowns have made consumers more frugal with food, with many consuming leftovers and embracing home cooking. If the trend continues, experts believe it will provide a major boost in tackling climate change....
Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
New initiative allows surplus food to be distributed to vulnerable Canadians
Investment from the Canadian government brings aid organisations together to provide surplus food to people in need. ...
17 August 2020
European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability welcomes new Board Chair
OSI Europe’s Operations Director and Head of Sustainability, Claire Donoghue, has been named Board Chair of Europe’s largest multi-stakeholder group for beef sustainability....
 
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