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19 February 2020
NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
17 February 2020
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
New study suggests that cows fed on spent grain release less methane
Emerging research from Belgium indicates that cows fed spent grains produced while brewing beer produce 13 percent less methane....
13 February 2020
Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
11 February 2020
Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
07 February 2020
Manure Innovation Challenge final pitches at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco
The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will host the final of the Manure Innovation Challenge, organised by The Yield Lab Institute for early-stage companies to advance innovative manure-management technologies....
06 February 2020
Farmers Encouraged to Focus on Factors Within Their Control
Farmers are encouraged to focus on controllable factors within the ring-fence of their farm to help the agricultural sector reach its carbon neutral goal by 2040....
05 February 2020
Call for Action, Collaboration to Secure Sustainable Future for European Dairy
EU - A new independent report has analysed the interlinked challenges and opportunities across the value chain of the European dairy sector. The report, which has been commissioned by Arla Foods, points to concrete action that can be taken to ensure a...
How Bovine Tuberculosis Diagnostics Contribute to Wildlife Conservation
The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is home to over 96 species of mammals, including giraffes, rhinoceros, elephants, lions and African buffalo. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), a major infectious disease that affects the lungs and lymph...
04 February 2020
New Alltech IFM laboratory opens at Harper Adams University to evaluate digestibility of ruminant rations in Europe
Development of more rumen-friendly rations to mitigate both environmental and physical feed waste can be achieved with Alltech IFM, a unique tool to support diet formulation....
UK Agriculture Bill Moves Closer to Implementation
After a second reading in the House of Commons, legislation that could transform British farming moves a step forward. ...
31 January 2020
How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
30 January 2020
Fonterra Moves to Pellet Power at Te Awamutu Dairy Plant
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has decided to take another step forward in its commitment to renewable energy as it announces that its Te Awamutu site will be coal-free next season. ...
29 January 2020
US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Recognises JBS USA's Supply Chain Stewardship
JBS USA becomes first beef company to achieve recognition for supply chains stewardship and sustainability. ...
Organic Farm Advantages in Biodiversity, Profits Depend on Location
US - For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields....
NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
24 January 2020
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
21 January 2020
What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
14 January 2020
Global Diets Converging, with Benefits and Problems
GLOBAL - Research carried out by the University of Kent has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. ...
10 January 2020
NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
09 January 2020
Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
08 January 2020
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
27 December 2019
Arla Advises Use of Senses to Cut Holiday Season Food Waste
EU - It’s the time of year to indulge the senses. This year use them to make sure you use up all the extra food you buy during the holiday season and stop food waste being the unwanted gift....
 
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