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23 January 2021
EU holds second consultation on revising pesticide rules
The European Union is consulting farmers and other stakeholders on the sustainable use of pesticides before updating rules for the trading bloc....
22 January 2021
Biden begins presidency with executive actions on climate change and immigration
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued multiple executive orders and policy proposals that will affect the farm sector. ...
20 January 2021
CLA hits back at misleading advertising from Oatly
The UK's Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has sharply criticised new adverts from oat milk producer Oatly, saying that their campaign is "peddling misinformation"....
19 January 2021
“We must minimise carbon emissions while pursuing agricultural development” – ASU study
New research from Arizona State University finds that feeding the world while saving the planet is a difficult balancing act, but essential for our future....
Canada embraces insect farming to help tackle food waste
Canada's AgriInnovate Program has given $6 million to Enterra Feed Corporation to build an insect farm that can reduce Canada's food waste while providing livestock feed. ...
15 January 2021
EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
14 January 2021
How to understand the carbon footprint of rations
Mole Valley Farmers is helping producers to reduce the environmental impact of their rations by calculating the carbon footprint of every feed ingredient delivered to their mills....
13 January 2021
NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
12 January 2021
UK's Rural Payments Agency fulfilled 98 percent of BPS claims despite pandemic challenges
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has delivered its best ever December payment performance, paying 98 percent of claims filed under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). ...
10 January 2021
EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
09 January 2021
A Thai landfill has been converted to an urban farm to feed the poor during COVID-19
An urban farm developed on a former landfill site in northern Thailand has boosted the food security and livelihoods of poor families during the coronavirus pandemic – and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities....
04 January 2021
Smart Control: maintaining grazing practices through geofencing
Smart cattle grazing can play a decisive role in improving soil quality and combatting climate change....
Delegates at the Oxford Real Farming Conference to champion regenerative agriculture
In the run-up to the COP26 Climate Conference, farmers and communities from 75 countries gather at global summit to show how farming can help fix the climate crisis. ...
31 December 2020
New Year's message from the UK NFU
NFU President Minette Batters thanks the public for their ongoing support and acknowledges that British farming has entered a new era. ...
25 December 2020
500 hectare planting boost for England’s Community Forests
Over 500 hectares of trees will be planted in ten Community Forests over the next five months thanks to new £12.1 million fund....
18 December 2020
Former NFU presidents urge President-Elect Biden to take action against climate change
Former presidents of the US National Farmers Union have penned a letter to President-Elect Biden, urging him to advance US climate leadership. ...
UK Beef farmer wins first regenerative farming award
Andy Rumming and his family who farm on the upper reaches of the River Thames have won the first ever Russ Carrington Award in recognition of their regenerative farming methods. ...
15 December 2020
Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
14 December 2020
Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
13 December 2020
Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
12 December 2020
US NFU creates new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel
The NFU has created the 16-member panel to strengthen its efforts to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. ...
11 December 2020
UK NFU says there is still a place for beef and dairy in sixth Carbon Budget
The UK's Climate Change Committee has released its sixth Carbon Budget, but appears to overlook the nuances of British meat and dairy....
Irish farmers will take the biggest economic hit because of Brexit – IFA
When speaking to a government committee on agriculture, Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinan warned that farmers will face major challenges due to market upsets stemming from Brexit....
07 December 2020
UK NFU welcomes ambitious new climate target
The UK Government has announced an interim climate target, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68 percent by 2030. ...
04 December 2020
UK organic farming lobby fears being side-lined in new sustainable agriculture policy
The largest certifier of UK organic land shines a light on the overlooked areas of the UK's newly-unveiled sustainable farming policy....
03 December 2020
New Zealand’s goal of a carbon-neutral government faces an uphill battle
New Zealand’s goal to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025 can only happen if it is backed by additional funding and bold policies instead of relying on carbon offset schemes....
02 December 2020
RAU lecture stresses that next decade is key for biodiversity, climate change and humanity
The role that food, farming and forestry must play in meeting the challenges of climate disruption, nature depletion and human health was explored in an enlightening discussion at the Royal Agricultural University’s (RAU) annual Bledisloe Lecture....
28 November 2020
Researchers warn that emissions from industry, agriculture and forests endanger Paris climate goals
A new report suggests that multiple sectors in the global economy – from steel to soybeans – are slow to clean up their act to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius....
 
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