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18 November 2021
China paves way for GMO approvals
The proposed rule changes should lead to commercial cultivation of GM corn...
Ireland looks to seaweed to curb methane from cows
Seaweed in animal feed can cut methane output...
08 November 2021
USDA 10-year crop, livestock projections: less corn, more wheat and soy for 2022/23 season
US farmers are likely to reduce corn acreage while expanding soybeans and wheat acres for the upcoming crop marketing year, the USDA said on Friday....
05 November 2021
JBS partners with DSM to cut cow methane emissions globally with feed additive
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, on Thursday announced a partnership with health and nutrition company Royal DSM with the goal of reducing methane emissions on its global supply chains....
04 November 2021
Russia to set 6-month quotas for exports of nitrogen fertilizers
Russia will limit exports of nitrogen fertilisers and complex nitrogen-containing fertilisers for six months to try to curb any further increase in food prices amid higher gas prices, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Wednesday....
Phosphorus – the time to act is now
For many regions in northern Australia, phosphorus (P) deficiency is a serious nutritional issue for beef herds and can cause major losses in productivity and profitability. ...
28 October 2021
ADM’s profits more than double on strong crush margins and demand for vegetable oil
Grain trading giant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM) says its third-quarter profit more than doubled, as strong oilseed crushing margins and rising vegetable oil demand boosted its core agricultural services and oilseeds unit....
20 October 2021
Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
NUQO partners with Austrian university to develop algae-based livestock feed
Feed additive company NUQO has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to research the potential of metabolites from plants and seaweeds for the animal health and feed industry. ...
18 October 2021
US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
12 October 2021
It's the perfect time to address soil compaction in grassland
Autumn is the time to address soil compaction, according to independent soil scientist, Chris Duller, who urges producers to repair any damage to grassland incurred through the previous grazing season....
11 October 2021
Queens University researchers trial willow as climate-friendly feed
In the run up to Cop26, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating a range of sustainable, natural resources with potential to greatly reduce agricultural emissions – by as much as 50%....
How to safely graze frosted sorghums
The first light frosts are only weeks away in the US Midwest. However, planning for these events should be considered by producers grazing plants in the sorghum family. ...
08 October 2021
US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
How livestock might be the secret to restoring our soil
Allan Savory tells a story about the time a bull rhino wandered into his camp while he (Allan, not the rhino) was taking a bath....
01 October 2021
China's farmers face more pain as power crunch drives up feed costs
China's huge livestock sector is facing a hike in feed costs as the country's worst power outages in years forces soybean crushing plants to close, diving down supplies and sending prices higher, analysts and industry participants said....
27 September 2021
Predicting future key to irrigation efficiency for Australian dairy farmer
As a volunteer rural firefighter, Peter Williams is used to checking weather forecasts often. As part of that role, it’s important to predict upcoming fire danger from wind, but it’s the predicted rainfall that he’s more concerned with on the Williams’...
24 September 2021
Animal nutrition companies in Northern Ireland partner with AFBI to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency for dairy cattle
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading animal nutrition companies, John Thompsons and Sons Ltd and Trouw Nutrition Ltd, are partnering with scientists at AFBI to develop strategies to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency by dairy cows....
17 September 2021
Cow diets containing milled rapeseed reduces the methane emitted by cattle
In addition to reducing methane emissions, the new diet decreased the proportion of saturated fatty acids in milk – without reducing milk output....
13 September 2021
Louis Dreyfus completes stake sale to Abu Dhabi's ADQ
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has completed the sale of a 45% indirect stake to Abu Dhabi holding firm ADQ, marking the arrival of the first non-family shareholder in the agricultural commodity group's 170-year history....
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found “cotton cake” to be an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle....
08 September 2021
Power outages slash US Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens
Grain exports from US Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on 7 September, even after the US Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend....
06 September 2021
Fall armyworm marching from US South to Midwest, damaging pastures, soybeans, lawns
The fall armyworm outbreak of 2021 is going to be one to remember. It's not just hitting the south this year, but fall armyworms are marching north into the Midwestern states like Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa....
Global soybean shortage could mean a surge in non-GM food prices
French feed makers are warning that shortages of suitable soybeans could raise prices for meat, eggs and milk labelled GM-free by up to 10%....
30 August 2021
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University strengthen collaboration on sustainable livestock production
Trouw Nutrition and Wageningen University are strengthening their collaborative efforts to accelerate research and innovation into sustainable livestock production. ...
26 August 2021
DSM's We Make It Possible is innovating, transforming industry one year post-launch
As the world’s population grows to 9.7 billion by 2050, and human-derived Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from animal agriculture rise past 14.5%, the world is faced with serious challenges that, without change, will have detrimental and irreversible...
La Nina events could hurt Argentina's corn and soy crops
Argentina's corn and soy crops and subsequent export logistics could come head to head with dry La Nina weather, analysts say. ...
16 August 2021
“Once in 100 years” drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year
A once-a-century drought has lowered the water level of Argentina's main grains transport river, reducing farm exports and boosting logistics costs in a trend that meteorologists said will likely continue into next year....
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