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04 May 2021
EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
New US legislation will get local farm goods into school food programs
The National Farm to School Network and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition welcomes the newly-introduced Kids Eat Local Act, which will make it easier for school meal programs to source food from local farmers and producers....
03 May 2021
CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
US NFU calls on government to prioritize climate change across all its ag programs
Farming and agriculture can help combat climate change, but farmers need the USDA to support and fully realize this potential. ...
EU farming unions welcome research focus of the Horizon Europe Program
Following the Council adoption of Horizon Europe back in March and the European Parliament approval of the 9th Framework Program for European Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe - has been officially adopted. ...
Understanding teenagers in the dairy herd
Just like teenagers, cows are influenced by the group around them and need to be given choices, independence and rules. ...
02 May 2021
RABI's Big Farming Survey sees huge uptake from UK farmers
The positive uptake of the survey into the health and wellbeing of the farming community will define future support. ...
01 May 2021
Canadian MP introduces bill to fight food insecurity and climate change
New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament Alastair MacGregor has introduced a bill that hopes to combat food insecurity and climate change by investing in soil health and research. ...
30 April 2021
CME update: live cattle futures gain on uncertainty in grain complex
US live cattle futures rose on 29 April as mixed grain trade offered some relief for feed costs....
#FarmingCan launches in the UK with backing from Prime Minister
Farmers Guardian launches the #FarmingCan campaign to showcase what agriculture delivers for the United Kingdom and how it can be a key block as the country rebuilds from the pandemic....
USDA to host virtual fair on innovative ways to combat food waste
Mark your calendar for the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on 26 May. ...
New blockchain platform developed by JBS launches
New development allows suppliers of JBS to register their own suppliers to enable compliance with the socioenvironmental criteria for breeding beef cattle in the Amazon Biome....
US NFU welcomes legislative priorities announced in President Biden's Congressional Address
President Biden's strategy for economic recovery, immigration reform and climate action have been welcomed by the National Farmers Union....
29 April 2021
Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population
Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days....
Editorial - The European Commission must move away from abstractions when discussing agriculture
In an opinion piece, Copa and Cogeca Vice President and crop farmer Pedro Gallardo explains that the European Commission's response on novel genomic techniques (NGTs) must evolve beyond an abstract debate and focus on workable solutions. ...
Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics
As part of World Vet Day on 24 April, Brooke Veterinary Group joined a number of international organizations calling for additional investment in animal health and welfare. ...
28 April 2021
BSAS awards Dr Jude Capper for her sustainability research
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) announces Dr Jude Capper as the winner of the prestigious Sir John Hammond Award 2021....
Red locust outbreak destroys grazing land in Namibia
Namibia is struggling to contain a third wave of an African migratory red locust outbreak, which has now destroyed 719,000 hectares of grazing land and 1,207 hectares of crop fields in 10 of the country's 14 regions, the agriculture ministry said on 27...
The bipartisan America Grows Act could help reassert US leadership in ag research
If passed, the bipartisan America Grows Act of 2021 would significantly increase US public investment in agricultural research and development, says the Farm Journal Foundation. ...
Feeding cattle seaweed reduces their GHG emissions 82%
A bit of seaweed in cattle feed could reduce methane emissions from beef cattle as much as 82 percent, according to new findings from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
27 April 2021
AHDB's showcase in Singapore gives boost to UK cheese makers and exporters
Cheese connoisseurs in Singapore had the opportunity to sample some of the best of British this month, resulting in a number of potential opportunities for dairy exporters....
Wageningen University to create global animal production database
Wageningen University is leading a new initiative to create global online database with animal production data from all over the world as to better understand the role of animals in sustainable food systems. ...
Irish farmers have three more days to join Organic Farming Scheme
Irish Minister of State Pippa Hackett is reminding farmers who are interested in transitioning to organic production should submit their applications to the Organic Farming Scheme. ...
Brazil’s meatpackers turn to wheat as a feed alternative as corn prices surge
Large Brazilian meatpackers are embracing wheat as they try to fend off a rise in the cost of corn, the main livestock feed ingredient....
26 April 2021
Canada's 2021 budget to include climate action for the ag sector
Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada's plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure Canada remains on a robust economic footing - and climate-friendly agriculture is a key strategy. ...
US NFU welcomes the newly-introduced Agriculture Resilience Act
The Agriculture Resilience Act is a thoughtful, nuanced approach to climate action, says the National Farmers Union. ...
5 starter tips to help protect your farm data
Producers and small businesses across Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide about cyber security, that’s available to download for free....
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