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15 July 2020
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector and, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
14 July 2020
Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
08 July 2020
SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation
The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success....
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
07 July 2020
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
06 July 2020
Jogurty Magda becomes the first Polish dairy company to fully switch to plant-based
Sales of dairy alternatives in Poland increased by 26 percent in 2019 alone, as Poles are more and more willing to use plant-based milk, yoghurt or butter substitutes....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
June world food price index sees its first increase in 2020
The UN Food Agency reports that world food prices rose in June, marking their first increase of 2020 and rebounding after steep falls triggered by the coronavirus crisis....
Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
30 June 2020
Agriculture sector must renew the fight against climate change
Syngenta Groups stresses that the agriculture sector's resilience has been tested by the coronavirus crisis, making the fight against more climate change more vital than ever. ...
27 June 2020
"They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
26 June 2020
IDF launches third edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has launched the third edition of its Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to support the dairy sector in delivering on its commitment to sustainable development....
Cell-based milk start-up gaining traction
TurtleTree Labs raises $3.2 million seed round as it accelerates cell-based milk development....
25 June 2020
US NFU advocates for carbon markets
NFU President Rob Larew testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, saying that carbon markets contribute to the financial and environmental stability of family farm agriculture. ...
Compassion in World Farming announces the winners for the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
The prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony hosted by Compassion in World Farming should have taken place on 16 June at the Tower of London, but, like so many other events it was a casualty of COVID-19 and was cancelled....
24 June 2020
Cattle GHG emissions: are we all counting the same way?
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are all countries counting them the same way? ...
UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
RSPCA Australia's Humane Food podcast launches second season
The RSPCA hoes into the hard stuff with Season 2 of its Humane Food podcast....
23 June 2020
New Zealand’s Fonterra promises to pay premiums for sustainable dairy
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd says it will pay farmers extra for sustainable dairy in a bid to incentivise production....
22 June 2020
Where is animal microbiome research headed?
Mike Kogut, research microbiologist with USDA, talked to researchers about the future of the animal microbiome recently at the Animal Microbiome and Nutritional Health Congress in Chicago....
Attention future farmers: £5000 Sustainable Agriculture Bursary now open for applications
Agriculture students that are passionate about nature friendly farming can apply for a bursary worth £5,000 to support them throughout their studies....
20 June 2020
JBS reports on its $368 million investment in global sustainability initiatives for 2019
Meat packing giant JBS claims to have made significant investments across four key sustainability pillars including environmental stewardship, responsible procurement, animal welfare and social responsibility....
18 June 2020
One million people across the UK sign NFU food standards petition
More than one million people have pledged their support for British farming and food production by signing the NFU’s petition urging government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in food imports that would be illegal to produce...
17 June 2020
Improving and conserving the carabao population in the Philippines using the Applied Biosystems™ Axiom™ technology
The future of agriculture lies in diversity. Many parts of the world depend on crops and livestock different from those bred in the United States and Europe, and the agricultural sciences are finally catching up to that reality....
15 June 2020
UK farmers should consider whole-crop options to extend forage stocks
Cattle farmers who are facing the prospect of a forage shortage this season could consider whole-cropping cereals to help bridge the feed gap....
USDA announces modernisation blueprint for the US Forest Service
USDA outlines plans to modernise approach to US national forests and grasslands....
14 June 2020
Is the UK ignoring the value of "public goods" in organic farming?
The National Trust has issued a new farm health check report as the UK government embarks on a new agriculture strategy. ...
 
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