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12 February 2021
Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
10 February 2021
Germinal and Aberystwyth University join forces to help farmers achieve net zero climate goal
Germinal’s new research team embedded at Aberystwyth University brings together a unique collaboration of science and agriculture to address climate challenges and enhance agricultural productivity....
09 February 2021
Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
08 February 2021
Spanish farmers fear that new protections for wolves will lead to livestock deaths
Farmers groups in Spain have condemned the government’s move to declare the Iberian wolf a protected species, saying that a nationwide hunting ban would lead to more attacks on livestock....
05 February 2021
NFF Australia prioritises trade, labour regulations and climate readiness in proposed budget
Farmers have provided a detailed list of what Government can do to propel the sector’s contribution to Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery and to support a continued prosperous future....
02 February 2021
Research suggests that lower-protein diets and forage legumes can reduce the environmental impact of milk production
Research from Harper Adams University has found that dairy farmers can reduce their nitrogen emissions and become more sustainable by switching cows to lower-protein diets. ...
31 January 2021
OECD encourages governments to opt for a "food systems" approach to address mounting challenges
Instead of viewing challenges like environmental sustainability, food security and economic livelihoods in isolation, leaders should adopt a "food systems" model and take a more holistic approach when crafting solutions....
29 January 2021
Analysis: how the Biden Administration's new approach will affect food and agriculture
After his inauguration on 20 January, President Joe Biden began implementing his agenda, issuing more than three dozen executive orders, proclamations and memoranda on a wide range of issues. ...
28 January 2021
Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
US farm groups cautiously welcome renewed federal action on climate change
President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders to address the mounting challenge of climate change; farm groups like the NFU and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) stress that farmer input is critical for climate success. ...
27 January 2021
Satellite images confirm uneven impact of climate change
University of Copenhagen researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is sprouting up from rainwater in developing...
Paddock grazing helps utilise grass growth during drought
Since introducing paddock grazing to their organic unit at Oakwood Mill near Selkirk in 2010, Giles and Alison Henry have, as a result, increased stock numbers and grazing potential by 30% across 110 hectares (ha)....
26 January 2021
DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
Step closer to new measurement system for carbon sequestration in dairy
Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), in collaboration with FrieslandCampina, have developed options for a monitoring system that determines how much CO2 dairy farmers are storing in their soil....
25 January 2021
Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land
As the sun sets on another taxing day at the farm and you begin to think about the future, do you have a plan for the next steps? ...
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. ...
21 January 2021
US NFU welcomes new Biden-Harris Administration
The NFU stands ready to work with the incoming administration. ...
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. ...
Is local or imported dairy the sustainable option for the Sahel?
Research from CIRAD has explored the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of European exports of milk to West Africa, and finds that competition from imports could undercut local dairies. ...
16 January 2021
IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based 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). ...
11 January 2021
ORFC Global 2021 conference boasts more than 5,000 delegates from around the world
The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 is bringing 500 speakers together to explore regenerative agriculture and solutions to climate change....
CME update: live cattle futures fall lower on technical selling
US cattle futures drifted lower on 8 January on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months....
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