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24 February 2017
NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform....
Researchers Suggest New Vision for Future of Agriculture
GLOBAL - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging...
Termination of Temporary Standstill Measure Starts 1 March
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina implemented a temporary standstill on 9 January 2017. This measure was taken in the run-up to the phosphate reduction plan aimed at preventing milk supply from increasing in relation to the year 2016. ...
23 February 2017
Biogas Supply to FrieslandCampina Borculo Begins
NETHERLANDS - Since 7 February 2017, FrieslandCampina has made use of biogas in its plant in Borculo for generating steam used for the production of milk powder and ingredients for infant nutrition....
22 February 2017
New Report Shows Importance of Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A new report confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
20 February 2017
Groups Welcome Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ...
13 February 2017
Commission Must Act on Fertiliser Prices as EU Farmers' Body Backs IFA Campaign
EU - Speaking from Brussels, IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the support from the official European Farmer and Co-op representative body (COPA/COGECA) for the campaign to remove duties and tariffs on fertiliser prices....
09 February 2017
IFA Accuses Yara of Ripping Off Farmers with Fertiliser Price Hike
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farmers by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season....
03 February 2017
Genome Alberta Dairy Researchers Gain Scottish Support
CANADA & UK - Scotland may be best known for bagpipes, but it’s the data derived from Scottish dairy cows that is music to the ears of genomic researchers....
02 February 2017
DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
30 January 2017
Dutch Taskforce Connects Initiatives Against Food Waste
NETHERLANDS - The Taskforce Circular Economy in Food, launched during the National Food Summit in the Netherlands, aims to prevent and reduce food waste and become an international frontrunner in the valorisation of agrifood residual streams. ...
20 January 2017
Tesco Leads Way with Food Surplus Donations from Stores
UK - Tesco has revealed its food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has so far helped serve five million meals to more than 3,300 community groups and charities since its launch less than a year ago....
Arla Enters New and FReSH Initiative
GLOBAL - Arla is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a...
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...
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