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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....
19 July 2021
Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
18 July 2021
New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
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....
08 July 2021
EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
07 July 2021
Global Roundtable Commits to Reduce Net Global Warming Impact of Beef 30% by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), announced the launch of its global sustainability goals – commitments to advance and improve the sustainability of the global beef value chain. Established by GRSB, the goals will be led and implemented...
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...
06 July 2021
Blistering temperatures across the Northwestern US threaten animals, farmers and workers
The Northwestern United States experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record last week, putting crops, livestock, farmers and workers in danger, says the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
01 July 2021
Analysis suggests that UK's Sustainable Farming Incentive won't offset direct payments
Results from a new AHDB analysis show that most UK farmers will not be able to completely offset the loss of direct payments with participation in Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)....
30 June 2021
Bill curtailing indigenous land rights advances in Brazil's Congress
A bill allowing commercial agriculture and mining on protected tribal reservations in Brazil advanced in Congress on Tuesday 29 June in what indigenous leaders said could be the biggest setback since their land rights were guaranteed in the 1988 Constitution....
29 June 2021
Sacred cow - the nutritional, environmental and ethical case for better meat
Diana Rodgers, producer and director of the documentary Sacred Cow, wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment....
28 June 2021
Planning ahead for winter bedding
Now is the time to work out how much straw you will need for bedding and feeding over the winter in a worst-case scenario and calculate whether there will be a deficit....
23 June 2021
EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
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....
21 June 2021
EFSA research sheds light on the sources of AMR in food production
New research from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) suggests that fertilizers and feed are among the leading sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food production. ...
15 June 2021
EPA's water rule reversal a "blow to agriculture", says AFBF
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule....
10 June 2021
Tyson Foods pledges to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
In conjunction with the release of the 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, the Tyson Foods raises the bar for action by pledging to achieve net zero green house gas emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050....
08 June 2021
Canada to help farmers adopt clean technologies
The Canadian government is helping farmers and agri-businesses adopt clean technologies to reduce carbon emissions as part of the new Agricultural Clean Technology Program. ...
07 June 2021
Australia Institute responds to ag-sector criticisms of its latest emissions report
In response to the Australian farming sector's criticism of the Banking on Australia's Emissions report, Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Australia Institute, explains that the report is not an indictment of the agriculture...
03 June 2021
DSM launches Sustell to drive improvements in the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has launched Sustell™ — a first-of-its-kind intelligent sustainability service that delivers accurate, simple, and actionable farm-level solutions – to...
Brazil finalizing rule to pay farmers to preserve land
The Brazilian government is finalizing legislation that will allow farmers to get paid to preserve undeveloped rainforests and savannah, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said during an online event....
01 June 2021
2021 GRSB Meeting: Increasing Production while Protecting the Planet
With the impacts of a global pandemic still reverberating and the concerns of climate change weighing on the beef sector, sustainable beef is becoming a more urgent topic of discussion in the industry, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
EU farming unions grow more frustrated as CAP trilogue negotiations continue
Copa and Cogeca express growing frustration after the lack of political agreement on the CAP trilogue and point to the direct responsibility of the Agriculture Commissioner in this setback....
31 May 2021
What is the EU prioritising in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit?
Though the European Union has recently been focusing on negotiations over CAP reform, the bloc will also participate in the UN Food Systems Summit in September. What are its priorities? ...
28 May 2021
More than 450 farm groups urge US Congress to invest in climate-focused agriculture
Over 450 farming and rural organizations are calling on Congress to invest $200 billion on climate-friendly farming improvements and infrastructure as part of the American Jobs Plan....
27 May 2021
Iowa State to test smart manure spreader at research farms
A new precision manure application system being tested at Iowa State's research farm can easily integrate with other smart farming equipment. ...
Canada launches second half of its $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge
At a virtual event on 25 May, Agriculture Minister Bibeau launched the novel technology streams segment of Canada's Food Waste Reduction Challenge, an initiative under the Food Policy for Canada. ...
 
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