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12 September 2021
New AgriWebb Academy wants farmers achieve more with its digital platform
AgriWebb Academy hopes to facilitate the switch to digital farm management with new platform....
02 September 2021
Hurricane Ida damages more grain terminals in the Southern US, stalling exports
Grain shippers on the US Gulf Coast have reported more damage to their export terminals from Hurricane Ida as power outages across Louisiana persist....
31 August 2021
Hurricane Ida damages Louisiana grain terminal and disrupts exports after making landfall
Hurricane Ida damaged a grain export elevator owned by global grain trader Cargill Inc, and rival shipper CHS Inc warned on 30 August its grain facility may lack power for weeks after the storm tore though the busiest US grains port....
UK government rejects call for new visas to ease post-Brexit truck driver shortage
Britain's government has rejected calls from retail and logistics companies to temporarily ease post-Brexit immigration rules which they say are contributing to a shortage of truck drivers and acute supply chain disruption....
27 August 2021
Moving milk in East Africa
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20 August 2021
Australia launches new smart energy guide for farmers
Australia's National Farmers Federation has partnered with Energy Efficiency Council to launch new guide on smart energy management....
19 August 2021
GPS monitoring could help with disease intervention and prevention
A new study from Tanzania finds that using GPS to monitor cattle herds can facilitate targeted interventions that could reduce the burden of livestock diseases. ...
17 August 2021
Canadian farmers can get federal support to reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resilience
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched a call for proposals for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, a new fund under Agricultural Climate Solutions....
14 August 2021
Low Carbon Agriculture: cutting through the noise to support the farming transition
The UK's Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition....
11 August 2021
US Senate passes the INVEST in America act
In a 69-30 vote, the US Senate passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The bill will now go to the House for consideration....
10 August 2021
American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
UN climate report finds that cutting methane is essential for the planet’s survival
In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. But in the most recent UN climate report, researchers are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas...
06 August 2021
Research explains why cool cows can provide more milk
With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort...
26 July 2021
Breedr trades £1.85 million of cattle since its launch in February
Breedr, the free herd management app for farmers, has traded more than £1.85 million worth of cattle since launching its trading platform just four months ago....
22 July 2021
Glanbia Ireland farmers commit to a 30% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030
Glanbia Ireland also commits to 30% absolute reduction from processing sites....
21 July 2021
Get the flock out: How farmers save livestock from natural disasters
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20 July 2021
Farmers raising £1,000s with Bulls Out for Cancer
Beef and dairy farmers have raised over £1,000 for testicular cancer, while also improving their herd genetics as part of Breedr’s Bulls Out for Cancer campaign....
NFU UK encourages farmers to share their safety advice for #FarmSafetyWeek
This #FarmSafetyWeek farmers across the UK are being asked to share their tips on how to keep themselves, their families, their workers and visitors to their land safe....
15 July 2021
Farmer-owned biogas plant showcases Canada's push for clean agtech
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243,...
Saskatchewan launches new water protection scheme for cow-calf producers
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program....
13 July 2021
Lameness could cost dairy farmers up to £13,600 a year in decreased milk yield
Early detection is key for dairy farmers to stay on top of lameness cases and prevent the impact being seen in the bulk tank, particularly those milking on a robotic system....
09 July 2021
Switch to Conventional Parlor Boosts Herd Health
Robotic milking is often hailed as the future of dairy farming, but it doesn't suit every system - and conventional parlors can produce better results....
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
How can farmers track emissions from an open barn?
Much effort is being made within the Dutch livestock sector to reduce ammonia and methane emissions. But, how do you measure these emissions? How do we know what the current concentrations are? And, even more to the point, how can you measure emissions...
03 July 2021
Nuffield Scholar highlights the impact of farm building design on both animals and humans
Longley Farm estate manager and Nuffield Scholar Chris Harrap has published his Nuffield Farming report titled ‘“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” – an environmental psychology study of livestock buildings and how design affects...
30 June 2021
Sales of sexed dairy semen in the UK double
Sales of sexed dairy semen have doubled over the last two years according to a recent AHDB survey of breeding companies....
25 June 2021
Largest robotic milking research facility in North America to open at University of British Columbia Dairy Center
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Dairy Education and Research Center will become the largest robotic milking research facility in North America with the addition of six GEA DairyRobot R9500 box robots. ...
22 June 2021
Brazil considers law to track cattle suppliers as part of efforts to curb deforestation
Brazil, home to the world's largest commercial cattle herd, will propose a new law to track cattle suppliers that sell animals to meat producers like JBS and Marfrig, as ranching is a key driver of deforestation....
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