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12 May 2021
UK farmers gear up for #AgriLeadershipWeek on 17 to 21 May
A new cross-organization campaign with AHDB, Nuffield Farming Scholarships and other key stakeholders hopes to raise awareness of pan-industry leadership training across the agricultural career spectrum....
11 May 2021
Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans
Grassroots activists are well-placed to tailor climate messages for local food producers and livestock keepers and could help build long-term support for climate action....
10 May 2021
Canada hopes to create 2,000 youth ag jobs with new program
Canada's Agriculture Minister Marie Claude Bibeau has launched a program that will create 2,000 youth jobs in the farming sector. ...
04 May 2021
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....
30 April 2021
#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....
25 April 2021
UK's Royal Academy of Engineering awards NFU £30,000 to teach STEM through agriculture
The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognized the value of delivering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) learning through the lens of food and farming and its role in inspiring the next generation of engineers by funding the NFU’s brand...
21 April 2021
Calling all UK AgriTech start-ups
Harper Adams University is launching Cultivate, an AgriTech pre-accelerator to support early stage ag-tech businesses with mentoring and expertise. ...
18 April 2021
What the NFU is doing to create a safer, cleaner, greener rural Britain
With Coronavirus restrictions lifting and the number of people visiting the countryside increasing, the National Farmers Union is working hard to make sure farms are kept safe and profitable....
11 April 2021
New trailer for film documenting mental health struggles in the farming community
A new film looking at mental health in the farming community, called “Unearthing Farming Lives” is currently “in the making”....
06 April 2021
Student research looks at whether insects are the next new meat replacement
Student research from Harper Adams University is exploring how people react to consuming insects. ...
03 April 2021
Making mental health a priority for young farmers
Charities across the UK have developed Rural+, new training modules designed to support young farmers' mental health and well-being. ...
01 April 2021
Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
29 March 2021
One third of UK dairy farmers consider exiting industry due to labor shortages
Survey data suggests that dairy farmers are having difficulties recruiting staff, with some leaving the industry altogether due to labour shortages. ...
26 March 2021
Mexican women say gender discrimination plagues US temporary work programs
A group of Mexican women migrants has filed a complaint accusing the US government of violating a trade agreement by failing to enforce gender discrimination laws in temporary labor programs....
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....
16 March 2021
Women in the field: more women are managing farms across Europe
The number of women in the EU's farming sector has been slowly increasing, with Baltic countries showing the highest proportion of farms that are managed by a woman. ...
13 March 2021
USDA extends free meals to children through summer
The USDA announced a nationwide extension of several waivers to 30 September 2021 that allow children to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session....
08 March 2021
Why empowering women and girls is critical for sustainable food security
Empowering women and girls is crucial to ensure sustainable food security in the aftermath of COVID-19, say UN food agency heads on International Women’s Day...
03 March 2021
Canada promotes educating youth on agriculture with classroom initiative
Canada kicks off its Agriculture Literacy Month with $1.6 million in support for Agriculture in the Classroom. ...
26 February 2021
French government faces opposition over meat-free school canteens
The mayor of Lyon faces sharp criticism after deciding that only vegetarian meals would be temporarily served in schools due to meat supply problems....
21 February 2021
"PRAISE" Animal Welfare Impact award launched for new UK-based scientists
Researchers and scientists of the future who want to make a positive difference in animals' lives are encouraged to apply. ...
15 February 2021
Tackling farming's hidden metal health epidemic
From 15 – 19 February 2021, the Farm Safety Foundation (also known as Yellow Wellies) will launch their fourth annual Mind Your Head campaign to illustrate actions being taken to break down mental health barriers in farming....
07 February 2021
Opinion polling shows Britons overwhelmingly value agriculture sector
New polling by YouGov shows that Britons respect farming as a profession and have a higher opinion of the agriculture sector than other countries. ...
22 January 2021
Student scoops the UK's National Dairy Award
A final year student from Harper Adams University has beat off six other finalists and one of the highest number of entries to scoop this year’s RABDF Dairy Student of the Year Award, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers....
13 January 2021
NFF Australia calls for dedicated agriculture visa to address labour shortages
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is urging the Australian government to create a dedicated agriculture visa to help the sector achieve its potential. ...
10 January 2021
EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
02 January 2021
RABI’s online well-being service helps to remove barriers to support
RABI’s new online wellbeing and counselling platform has seen a 90 percent return rate since launching in October....
11 December 2020
Australia's NFF urges workers to speak out if they are mistreated on farms
National Farmers' Federation President Fiona Simson encourages workers to report any on-farm mistreatment or abuse to the relevant authorities. ...
 
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