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20 May 2019
MPs Urged to Protect Future of British Dairy
UK - Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, has urged MPs to urgently come together and agree to the shape of the UK's future relationship with the EU so that the dairy industry can adequately plan for the future....
17 May 2019
Reducing Disaster Risks in Agriculture a Win-win for Small-scale Farmers
GLOBAL - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released this week....
16 May 2019
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
15 May 2019
Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity
GERMANY - In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas...
10 May 2019
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
08 May 2019
Arla Makes Over a Billion Pieces of Packaging More Sustainable
EUROPE - Dairy products in the fridges of European households are getting better for the environment. By the end of the year, across six countries, Arla is making 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable, cutting...
03 May 2019
Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
30 April 2019
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
22 April 2019
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
19 April 2019
Co-ops Have Questions to Answer, Says IFA Dairy Chairman
IRELAND - Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer....
16 April 2019
FrieslandCampina Finishes Third in Dutch Reputation Ranking List 2019
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has risen from fourth to third place in the prestigious reputation ranking of the Reputation Institute, a leading international research platform. Philips ranked first for the twelfth time in a row, followed by ASML. Heineken...
15 April 2019
Drought Pushes Dairy Processors to Milk Kenyans Dry
KENYA - Processors have reduced the prices of raw milk despite a high demand for the commodity, which is in short supply because of the prolonged drought, leaving farmers angry and analysts puzzled....
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
09 April 2019
New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
02 April 2019
Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
28 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Supports World's Largest Maritime Biofuel Pilot
NETHERLANDS - A large Triple-E container ship is to soon sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai on biofuel blends alone. This is one of the world’s first pilots of this magnitude, saving 1,500 tons of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur. FrieslandCampina...
15 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
14 March 2019
Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
11 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero Dairy
UK - Europe’s largest dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, has announced its latest ambitions to be achieved by 2050....
08 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Includes Women Farmers to Achieve SDG’s
NIGERIA - FrieslandCampina WAMCO and public organization IFDC (under the 2SCALE project) work together with pastoralist milk producers in Oyo State, Nigeria, to boost the quality and quantity of local milk and improve the livelihoods of farmers....
06 March 2019
NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
27 February 2019
FrieslandCampina Signs Plastic Pact, Opts for 100% Recyclable Packaging
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina is committed to using less plastic and does not want to use more (types of) plastic than necessary. For this reason, the company has signed the Plastic Pact NL. ...
25 February 2019
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
21 February 2019
Arla Reports Turnaround After Tough Start to 2018
GLOBAL - After a difficult first quarter, Arla came out of 2018 with improved sales and brand share as the company’s performance grew stronger throughout the year....
African opinion leaders joined Ceva’s ReproSymp to boost cattle productivity and narrow the gap in growing need for meat and milk in Africa
With Africa’s population predicted to grow from 810 million in 2000, to 4.5 billion by 2100 [2], improved methods of livestock production are seen as an important factor in the bid to meet the growing demand for safe and sustainable protein in diets....
18 February 2019
50 UK farms selected in GrassCheckGB initiative
UK - 50 farms from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected as pilot farmers in GrassCheckGB – the new initiative aiming to help all farmers across Great Britain improve grassland productivity and pasture utilisation....
 
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