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08 March 2021
17% of food wasted at consumer level – UN report
UN research estimates that 17% of food available to consumers was wasted in homes, retail outlets and restaurants in 2019....
05 March 2021
FAO’s world food price index rises in February for ninth consecutive month
World food prices have been rising for nine months straight, with February’s index hitting the highest level since July 2014....
New research shows that Brazil’s agriculture sector feeds 10% of the world’s population
A study published by Brazil’s state-run agricultural research agency Embrapa found that Brazilian farmers fed some 10% of the world’s 7.76 billion people last year....
04 March 2021
Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
02 March 2021
Canada's annual farm income on track for record year
Agriculture continues to be a strong driver of Canada’s economy, with farmers playing a key role in ensuring Canadians have access to affordable, high-quality food....
28 February 2021
Insect protein expected to crawl ahead in 2020s
Rabobank predicts that demand for insect protein could reach 500,000 metric tonnes by 2030. ...
27 February 2021
What impact does the Brexit trade agreement have on Agriculture?
Analysis from Bidwell's Environment Partner Ian Ashbridge outlines the impact that the UK's Free Trade Agreement with the EU has on agriculture. ...
26 February 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef exports slip and dairy volumes falter
The US beef and dairy industry begins to regain its footing after devastating winter storms last week. ...
24 February 2021
CP Foods partners with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based animal feed
CP Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based protein from black soldier fly larvae to drive Thai agriculture towards sustainable growth....
OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
23 February 2021
BSAS holds its first ever virtual conference
The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) will explore cutting edge research in animal science, agriculture, policy and education in its first ever virtual conference. ...
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. ...
18 February 2021
Rapid TB test wins top UK innovation award
Actiphage, a rapid, accurate test for tuberculosis that detects the presence of the live mycobacteria in a sample of blood or milk, has been awarded the Innovation Award 2021 by the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
17 February 2021
Canada receives hundreds of applications for Food Waste Reduction Challenge
Canada's Agriculture Ministry welcomes the "big and diverse" turnout of Food Waste Reduction Challenge applications, saying that the applicants' innovations are ready to tackle the issue. ...
15 February 2021
Cold stress: late winter storms cause challenges for cattle
A Kansas State University beef cattle specialist is urging the state’s producers to continue monitoring their cattle’s condition, especially during periods when Mother Nature sends her winter chill....
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....
Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
Novel sperm imaging technique could improve cattle, human fertility
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique to determine the fertility of sperm samples in cattle....
12 February 2021
Hemp for a Sustainable Future – Teagasc award at BTYSTE 2021 announced
Cian Walsh, a transition year student at St. Brogan's College, Kilbrogan, Bandon, County Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 (BTYSTE)....
10 February 2021
Germinal and Aberystwyth University join forces to help farmers achieve net zero climate goal
Germinal’s new research team embedded at Aberystwyth University brings together a unique collaboration of science and agriculture to address climate challenges and enhance agricultural productivity....
UK farmers say poor rural connectivity is leaving them behind
More than four in 10 farmers still don’t have adequate fast and reliable broadband in order to run a modern-day farming business, according to a new NFU survey....
09 February 2021
Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
08 February 2021
UK food retailer Waitrose unveils new mobile animal welfare app
Waitrose has rolled out an innovative mobile application that assesses the emotional state of farm animals. ...
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. ...
05 February 2021
In-depth cattle population study could help to reduce emissions
Research by SRUC provides insight into Scottish beef production, finding diverse farm sizes and production outputs. ...
UN food price index hits 6½-year high, prompting fears of global food inflation
Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January, reaching their highest level since July 2014....
Changes to cleaning practices could improve calve health on GB dairy farms, according to new research
A new study looking at colostrum hygiene on British dairy farms has shown that by making a few simple changes to cleaning protocols, farmers could significantly minimise the risk of disease in calves....
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