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08 October 2020
UK farming risks collapse unless it prioritises the natural environment
New research demonstrates the business case for farming while prioritising the natural environment. ...
07 October 2020
Farm productivity grants available for UK farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has set aside £25 million to help farmers boost productivity....
05 October 2020
UK faces significant challenges in meeting net zero carbon goals for livestock
A new report warns that currently available technologies will not be able to deliver on the UK farming sector's goal of net zero carbon emissions. ...
OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
03 October 2020
EU commits to reverse nature loss by 2030 at UN Biodiversity Summit
While speaking at the UN Biodiversity Summit on 30 September, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen affirmed the EU's commitment to sustainable production and the European Green Deal. ...
29 September 2020
Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
26 September 2020
Soil restoration forms crucial component of Australia's green energy strategy
Australia's National Farmers Federation welcomes the Low Emissions Technology Statement (LETS), saying that enhancing soil carbon will allow the agriculture sector to contribute to Australia's emissions goals. ...
25 September 2020
NCBA seeks its own solution to cattle market transparency
Senator Deb Fischer has introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act, hoping to provide additional price transparency for US cattle producers. ...
24 September 2020
JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
22 September 2020
New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
Copa elects new president as EU farm sector faces unprecedented challenges
EU farming union Copa elects Christiane Lambert as leader on 18 September as European farmers help shape the future of farming in the trading bloc....
21 September 2020
Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
18 September 2020
Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
17 September 2020
Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
15 September 2020
Animal AgTech Innovation Summit: Collaboration to Create Innovative Welfare Technologies with McDonald’s
Banks Baker, Manager of Animal Welfare and Agriculture with McDonald’s Supply Chain and Sustainability team, spoke Monday as part of a fireside chat about collaboration across the broiler supply chain regarding innovative animal welfare technologies...
UK Farming Minister sees progress on new environmental schemes
Victoria Prentis, the UK's Farming Minister, visits a Yorkshire farm to see how local environmental land management projects are delivering results for farmers and nature....
14 September 2020
EU farming unions stress the need to meet both climate commitments and food production goals
After the EU's Environmental Climate Law vote, Copa and Cogeca underline the importance of approaching climate adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction in a way that doesn't threaten food production. ...
12 September 2020
EU looks to boost organic farming sector as part of European Green Deal
The European Commission has recognised the role organic farming plays in achieving environmental and biodiversity targets, earmarking 25 percent of agricultural land to organic enterprises. ...
10 September 2020
UK political leaders show support for farming on Back British Farming Day
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have both shown their support for the British farming industry today by wearing a Back British Farming Day wool and wheat pin badge during Prime Minister’s Questions....
08 September 2020
NFU UK launches Farmvention to bring food and farming to classrooms
After the phenomenal success since its launch just two years ago, the NFU is opening its annual Farmvention competition to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom. This year the competition is focusing on the greatest global challenge of...
05 September 2020
Grazing calculator launched to simplify rotational grazing
New tool encourages performance-focused grassland management and regenerative agriculture....
04 September 2020
Food security and support to local farming should be key priorities for EU's agriculture policy
The EU's Agriculture ministers should shore up local farming and food security while coronavirus risks are still high....
03 September 2020
The Nature Conservancy, Cargill, McDonald’s, Target unite to support regenerative agriculture practices
The Nature Conservancy, McDonald’s, Cargill and Target are coming together to launch a new five-year, $8.5 million project aimed at working with Nebraska farmers to advance proven soil health practices to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and help...
02 September 2020
Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost
A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint....
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