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22 April 2021
EU agrees to wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts
The European Union clinched a deal on 21 April on a landmark climate change law that puts new, tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the heart of all EU policymaking....
US NFU voices support for proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act
The recently introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act can improve the credibility of US carbon markets, says the National Farmers Union. ...
21 April 2021
Plant-based food industry fights EU proposal to ban dairy comparisons
A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever....
Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
Brazil's JBS expands into plant-based protein with Vivera acquisition
JBS has purchased Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based protein producer for €341 million, to appeal to those who want to eat less meat. ...
20 April 2021
What's the impact of dietary protein on heifer growth and milk yield?
Protein feeding strategies to help lower the carbon footprint and financial costs of heifer rearing are the focus of a new trial involving Nottingham University and Mole Valley Farmers....
19 April 2021
New speaker series showcases agriculture's role in global nutrition
Farm Journal Foundation kicked off its annual Speaker Series with an event highlighting agriculture’s unique role in addressing challenges to global nutrition....
17 April 2021
How will UK farm businesses react to changing land use?
Climate change, new policies and other pressures will change how land is used around the UK in the coming years, says the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)....
16 April 2021
Global corporations seek unified and market-based approaches ahead of climate summit
Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions....
13 April 2021
USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
How will individual EU countries deliver on CAP strategic plans?
Member States’ CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of targeted interventions addressing their specific needs and delivering tangible results in relation to EU-level objectives, while contributing to the Green Deal....
Australia's NFF welcomes new Climate Change Authority Chair
The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of Mr Grant King as Chair of the Climate Change Authority, as well as new members Ms Susie Smith and Mr John McGee....
08 April 2021
2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
OPINION – African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation believe that data delivered by mobile phones can help Africa’s farmers adapt to climate change and boost the economy. ...
07 April 2021
Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
Irish offer expertise in building sustainable national food systems
Irish agriculture minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled Sustainable Food Systems Ireland (SFSI), an initiative that shares Irish agri-food expertise internationally....
USDA enrolls 5 million acres of land in conservation effort
The USDA and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland....
06 April 2021
A future focused trade site at Beef Australia 2021
A variety of new technologies and tools addressing today’s challenges and the future needs of the industry will be on show at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Beef Australia 2021 trade site....
04 April 2021
New report shows that LEAF Marque businesses are leading the transition to climate-friendly farming
Global sustainable farming organization, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing that businesses that embrace the LEAF Marque certification are delivering sustainable, climate positive farming and...
02 April 2021
USDA and National Farmers Union welcome the American Jobs Plan
The National Farmers Union says it is "encouraged" by the newly-announced American Jobs Plan, saying that it provides much-needed investment in rural infrastructure. ...
01 April 2021
Editorial - why US farmers are worried about Bill Gates (and other non-farming land owners)
In a blogpost from the US National Farmers Union, Hannah Packman explains why farming communities are growing wary of farmland moving into non-farming ownership....
Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
31 March 2021
DSM’s reducing emissions from livestock sustainability platform resonates with industry change
Animal farming accounts for a significant amount of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This has placed tremendous stress on the planet’s natural resources when there is an urgent need to greatly reduce GHG emissions by 2050 to avert global warming....
30 March 2021
BBFAW update: Global food producers lead animal welfare efforts in 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a globally recognised investor framework for assessing companies' performance on farm animal welfare, has released its annual report for 2020....
Canada improves the AgriStability program to better support farmers
During a recent virtual meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture, Ministers agreed to remove the reference margin limit for AgriStability, one of the business risk management (BRM) programs under the Canadian...
29 March 2021
Protect herd health and productivity with PCR
Because bovine mastitis can cause significant economic losses year over year, farmers and veterinarians need quick and accurate diagnostic results to identify the mastitis-causing pathogen(s) so they can quickly develop an action plan to minimize loss...
EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
 
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