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09 April 2021
Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
World food price index rises for tenth straight month in March
Word food prices rose for a tenth consecutive month in March according to FAO data, hitting their highest level since June 2014....
08 April 2021
2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
Strong commodity prices and improved financial conditions in the US boost Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer rose dramatically in March 2021, reversing four months of declines as farmers across the country became more optimistic about the future....
07 April 2021
Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
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. ...
05 April 2021
Tacos, steak and bacon, oh my! New research says certain foods can instantly improve mood
A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed the relationship between our moods and the food we eat and found it really is a complicated relationship to say the least....
04 April 2021
New report shows that LEAF Marque businesses are leading the transition to climate-friendly farming
Global sustainable farming organization, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing that businesses that embrace the LEAF Marque certification are delivering sustainable, climate positive farming and...
02 April 2021
Russia decreases dairy imports by 10% in January 2021
In January 2021, Russian imports of dairy products appeared to be 10% lower compared to their level in 2020 for the same period and practically corresponded to the volume of imports in 2019....
01 April 2021
Loved-up Brits choose meat and dairy this Valentine's
UK meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine's Day – up £85 million on last year....
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....
31 March 2021
New survey shows low business confidence among UK farmers
Research from the UK NFU shows that business confidence among British farmers remains low due to regulatory changes and pandemic shocks. ...
How have livestock evolved to deal with extreme climates?
New research from the RVC explores the genetic adaptions and evolution of livestock and wild animals in response to extreme climates....
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....
29 March 2021
France's lockdown vice? Cheese
French households feasted on cheese last year as they turned to home cooking and sought gastronomic comfort during coronavirus lockdowns that shuttered the restaurant trade....
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. ...
28 March 2021
USDA invests over $11 million in small and mid-sized farms
As part of National Agriculture Day, the USDA announced an $11.5 million research investment to shore up the profitability of America's small and medium-sized farms and improve the quality of life in US farming communities....
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....
24 March 2021
Cow gut study could help tackle Johne's disease
A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a £1 million study....
22 March 2021
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....
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. ...
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,...
17 March 2021
2020 a "grate" year for UK cheese
The latest UK consumer data from Kantar shows cheese sales increasing by 15% in volume and 17% in value....
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. ...
10 March 2021
New lameness initiative cuts costs and improves welfare for dairy cattle
Investing in concrete grooving helped UK dairy farmer Grant Hartman save £24,000 by reducing cow casualties due to slipping....
09 March 2021
New study shows that metabolic testing could improve fertility in beef herds
Researchers at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) have found that metabolic profile testing could improve calving performance in beef cattle....
08 March 2021
Comprehensive handbook on measuring and reducing GHG emissions
The greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane, which are largely produced in agriculture, play a decisive role in climate change. ...
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