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19 January 2017
Arla Foods UK Welcomes Success of Courtauld Commitment 3
UK - Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has welcomed Waste & Resource Action Programme’s (WRAP) results of Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3), the food and drink industry’s ambitious approach to reduce food waste in the UK....
Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week, expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
17 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
12 January 2017
Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production
GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology". ...
Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
09 January 2017
Dairy NZ to Appeal Decision on Greenpeace Ad
NEW ZEALAND - One of the groups who complained that a Greenpeace advertisement was false and misleading says it plans to appeal the advertising watchdog's decision....
05 January 2017
Livestock Industry Lays Out Federal Lands Priorities for Trump Administration
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape....
MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
03 January 2017
Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
Northland Dairy Farmers Cited for Non-Compliance
NEW ZEALAND - Almost a third of Northland dairy farms are significantly non-compliant when it comes to effluent discharges and the region's top environment watchdog says the upward trend needs to change....
30 December 2016
FrieslandCampina Supports Phosphate Reduction Plan for Dairy Sector
NETHERLANDS - The Members’ Council of FrieslandCampina supports the intended phosphate reduction plan for the dairy sector that is expected to come into force in March 2017. ...
23 December 2016
Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
15 December 2016
New System Affords Greater Flexibility on Using Phosphorus from Manure
US - US Department of Agriculture scientists and their collaborators have developed a mobile system for removing phosphorus from cow manure that may offer dairy farmers greater flexibility in where, when, and how they use the nutrient to fertilize crops....
Intended Phosphate Reduction Plan for Dutch Dairy Sector
NETHERLANDS - The members of the chain organisation ZuivelNL (the Dutch Dairy Association, the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture and the trade union of the Dutch dairy farmers) expect to complete their part of the phosphate reduction plan...
28 November 2016
Regenerative Grazing Improves Soil Health and Plant Biodiversity
SPAIN - Regenerative grazing practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the Spain-based European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show....
18 November 2016
Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
15 November 2016
BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
04 November 2016
New Tool Gives Financial Incentives for Dairy Farms to Go Green
GLOBAL - The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions....
Compost Bedding Better for Cows' Foot Health, Researchers Find
AUSTRIA - A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for claw health....
27 October 2016
Diagnosing and Controlling Johne’s Disease in Beef, Dairy Herds
GLOBAL - Johne’s disease, caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), affects dairy and beef cattle and can cause a range of symptoms including diarrhea, wasting and a dramatic drop in (milk) yield. ...
24 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
19 October 2016
New Zealanders Asked to Work Together to Tackle Emissions from Farming
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment....
18 October 2016
Agriculture Key to Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said in a new report....
17 October 2016
GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
30 September 2016
Economic Contribution of Export Trade of US Grain
US - Exports of grain and grain products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output and added $82 billion in value to the United States’ economy in 2014, according to an Informa Economics IEG study commissioned by the US Grains Council. ...
20 September 2016
Data Sharing Needed to Improve Dairy Industry for Future
GLOBAL - The world milk price increased by 35 per cent to a level of around US$30 or €27 per 100 kilograms of milk since June 2016, according to recent monitoring data from dairy organisation the International Farm Comparison Network....
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