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01 September 2020
Farmers and ranchers across the US deliver letter to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
A letter signed by 2,130 farmers and ranchers was delivered to Congress to stress the impacts of the climate crisis on the agriculture sector and highlight the ways farmers can lead on climate solutions....
Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture
Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. ...
30 August 2020
New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
27 August 2020
Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
NCBA and and sportsman groups enter conservation partnership
The NCBA and Public Lands Council (PLC) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) to highlight their commitment to conservation and sustainability. ...
Brazil’s Marfrig introduces “carbon neutral” beef
Brazilian food processor Marfrig, owner of National Beef in the United States, has launched a new line of beef products from cows sourced from sustainable farms....
26 August 2020
UK mulls legislation that would force large companies to clean up their supply chains
On 24 August, the UK said it would start a consultation process on a potential new law that would force big companies to clean up their supply chains by fining them if they used products grown on illegally deforested land....
23 August 2020
Australia's farmers union calls for net carbon zero by 2050
The National Farmers' Federation voices its support for the economy-wide goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...
22 August 2020
Ten innovators take the digital stage to transform the livestock industry
The Virtual Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will be broadcast on 14 September 2020 from 2 pm BST. ...
21 August 2020
Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
20 August 2020
New study suggests that Poland could achieve climate neutrality by 2056
A new study from the Polish Economic Institute shows that Poland could become carbon neutral by 2056....
19 August 2020
COVID-19 lockdowns have led to a dramatic reduction in food waste – aiding the fight against climate change
Coronavirus lockdowns have made consumers more frugal with food, with many consuming leftovers and embracing home cooking. If the trend continues, experts believe it will provide a major boost in tackling climate change....
Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
New initiative allows surplus food to be distributed to vulnerable Canadians
Investment from the Canadian government brings aid organisations together to provide surplus food to people in need. ...
17 August 2020
European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability welcomes new Board Chair
OSI Europe’s Operations Director and Head of Sustainability, Claire Donoghue, has been named Board Chair of Europe’s largest multi-stakeholder group for beef sustainability....
Chinese think tank warns of food supply gap by 2025
China is expected to have a food supply gap of about 130 million tonnes by the end of 2025 as demographic shifts see its urban population expanding while its rural workforce ages....
12 August 2020
UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. ...
11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
09 August 2020
26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
06 August 2020
UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
04 August 2020
US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
31 July 2020
What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
30 July 2020
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
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