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30 March 2021
BBFAW update: Global food producers lead animal welfare efforts in 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a globally recognised investor framework for assessing companies' performance on farm animal welfare, has released its annual report for 2020....
Canada improves the AgriStability program to better support farmers
During a recent virtual meeting of Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture, Ministers agreed to remove the reference margin limit for AgriStability, one of the business risk management (BRM) programs under the Canadian...
29 March 2021
Protect herd health and productivity with PCR
Because bovine mastitis can cause significant economic losses year over year, farmers and veterinarians need quick and accurate diagnostic results to identify the mastitis-causing pathogen(s) so they can quickly develop an action plan to minimize loss...
EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
New research finds potential emissions reductions for HydroGreen's hydroponic fodder system
CubicFarm Systems, a Canadian agricultural technology company, announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen Inc, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed....
25 March 2021
European Commission says that organic farming must grow to reach green goals
The European Commission on 25 March said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030....
Brazil's JBS pledges net zero greenhouse emissions by 2040
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has committed to zeroing the balance of its global greenhouse gas emissions by 2040....
24 March 2021
The PFLA celebrates 10 years of advocacy
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), a strong and diverse community of farmers, butchers, conservationists, academics and consumers, which champions the regenerative role of ruminant grazing animals and the grazed pastures that evolved alongside...
Canada encourages farmers to adopt climate-smart practices
Canada's farmers on on the front lines of worsening climate impacts - so adopting best practices and climate-smart policies is the best way to become resilient. ...
23 March 2021
Investors urge EU to prioritise climate in agriculture reform
A $2 trillion group of investors have urged the European Commission to be more ambitious in its planned overhaul of the bloc's huge farming subsidy programme to fight climate change and protect biodiversity....
22 March 2021
US NFU voices support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act
NFU President Rob Larew says that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act will create a more functional and compassionate farm labor system. ...
Cows with no access to outside may have damaged emotional wellbeing
Allowing dairy cattle to access pasture can promote natural behaviour and improve their health. However, the psychological benefits are poorly understood....
21 March 2021
UK launches new farming magazine for kids
Launched in March 2021, The YoungStock is aimed at any budding young farmer, or child interested in farming and the countryside....
20 March 2021
BBC focuses on farming in new web series
A new series on the BBC will focus on food security and innovations in farm production. ...
19 March 2021
Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
18 March 2021
Trouw Nutrition webinar considers “Bioavailability and Beyond” when feeding trace minerals
Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, continues its Global Nutritional Solutions webinar series with a look at trace minerals and bio-availability. The free, one-hour Bioavailability and Beyond webinar will be held on Wednesday, 24 March,...
16 March 2021
FACA members testify on opportunities to tackle climate change in US Senate hearing
Four members of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance told a US Senate hearing how the farming community can help deliver on climate targets....
15 March 2021
"Farmers need support to mitigate climate change" US NFU member tells Senate Agriculture Committee
Like nearly all American farmers and ranchers, NFU member Clay Pope has experienced more frequent and severe weather extremes in recent years as a result of climate change....
14 March 2021
UK's organic farmers raise concerns about future of ag sector and potential trade deals
Roger Kerr, CEO of Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), has penned an open letter in response to the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission report....
12 March 2021
UK unveils new sustainable farming initiative
The UK is inviting farmers to take the first step towards a greener future by participating in the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive. ...
What's in the American Rescue Plan?
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - what does this mean for US agriculture? ...
11 March 2021
US NFU says that the American Rescue Plan is a step towards a fair, sustainable food system
The US House of Representatives voted in favour of the American Rescue Plan on 10 March, sending it to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. ...
UK dairy farmers urged to sign up to pilot programme that will replace BPS
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is urging dairy producers to sign up for the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive, one of three schemes that will make up the Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS)....
NFU calls for "fresh approach" when thinking of Red Tractor farming standards
The NFU has submitted a thorough and detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming sectors. ...
Canada greenlights new resources for farmers who want to discover biogas
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced funding of up to $116,800 for the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) to accelerate sustainable agricultural development....
10 March 2021
Celebrate St Patrick's Day at home with Irish beef
Bord Bia launches "the great St Patrick's Day feast" with top chefs and premium butcher to showcase the best in Irish beef and produce. ...
09 March 2021
UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
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