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09 December 2020
Biden expected to nominate ex-Governor Vilsack for USDA secretary
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to have former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack reprise his role as USDA secretary....
Why food loss and waste are among our biggest sustainability challenges, and how we can create change
It is estimated that to feed the world’s population in 2050, we will need to produce 56% more calories than we do today. However, at the same time we need to reduce our reliance on the world’s natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and habitat...
08 December 2020
UK launches the Cattle Sustainability Platform
UK beef industry stakeholders unite to establish the UK Cattle Sustainability Platform. ...
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. ...
05 December 2020
Opinion - What does the EU's extended silence on its Farm to Fork strategy mean for farmers and consumers?
As EU farmers and farming unions wait for Brussels to publish its impact assessment of the new Farm to Fork policy, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen raises concerns over the policy's hazy details....
04 December 2020
EU farming unions ask for clarity on CAP negotiations
European farmers and agri-cooperatives asked Vice-President Timmermans for clarification around the Commission’s position on CAP negotiations...
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
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
New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
New Zealand promises a carbon neutral government by 2025, but exempts agriculture
New Zealand states that its public sector will become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declares a climate emergency....
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....
30 November 2020
UK NFU cautiously welcomes new agricultural transition policy
Though the new UK policy embraces many industry-led initiatives around sustainability, NFU President Minette Batters notes that the proposed payments system is short on details and could leave livestock farmers at a significant loss. ...
UK Government unveils sustainable farming policy
The new policy changes will be implemented over seven years and promises to create a fairer farming system for the UK. ...
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....
27 November 2020
EU launches its beef innovation network
New EU initiative seeks to connect European beef farmers and drive sustainability in the sector. ...
25 November 2020
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
23 November 2020
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
22 November 2020
Canada moves to reduce food waste with new initiative
Canada's Agriculture Minister has launched the first two streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge as part of the country's wider food policy. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day
Australians turned out in huge numbers on 20 November to celebrate National Agriculture Day....
19 November 2020
On-farm carbon footprinting now available in UK
The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch its first wave of on-farm carbon footprinting through its Farm Excellence network. ...
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
Chocolate milk: Sports drink of champions
It is the time of year when students are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether playing football, volleyball or soccer, youth are practicing hard, sweating and burning many calories. ...
18 November 2020
US Agricultural Alliance releases transformative climate policy recommendations
Agriculture and environmental groups find ways that farmers, ranchers, forest owners and food sector can deliver and benefit from climate solutions....
17 November 2020
Copa and Cogeca call for decisive EU action and policy solutions to stabilise agricultural markets
Copa and Cogeca Presidents underline the importance of EU action and strong Common Agricultural Policy to stabilise markets and assist farmers during uncertain times....
16 November 2020
Major meat companies need to address environmental negligence claims before it harms the bottom line
Consultancy firm GlobalData says that JBS, BRF and other meat manufacturers need to address environmental negligence claims before retailers cut ties altogether. ...
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