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19 October 2020
JBS CEO says that Brazil is producing more meat with less land
Gilberto Tomazoni, CEO of meat packing giant JBS SA, reports that livestock suppliers in Brazil are producing more while using less land....
MEPs to make decisive vote on CAP this week
EU farming unions Copa and Cogeca say that MEPs must focus on the urgent needs of farmers and agri-cooperatives as they vote on the Common Agricultural Policy. ...
18 October 2020
What does the wider public think of EU food and farming?
Key public opinion research showcases how sustainability, rural vitality and food security play into perceptions of EU food and farming. ...
16 October 2020
NFU complaint on breach of partiality upheld by BBC
The BBC has upheld an impartiality breach complaint made by the National Farmers Union regarding the BBC1 documentary, "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
Copa and Cogeca showcase five key ways to support women farmers and female entrepreneurs
In honour of the International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, Copa and Cogeca, the EU farming union, outline the contributions of female farmers and entrepreneurs for European agriculture. ...
15 October 2020
How can the EU build a sustainable livestock sector?
New report from the European Commission explores the sustainability and future of Europe's livestock sector....
NFU president meets Prime Minister
NFU President Minette Batters met Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 14 October to discuss the need for the UK to safeguard British farming's high standards in trade policy. ...
14 October 2020
EU farming union calls for leaders to use ERI to help the agriculture sector recover from COVID-19
Investments and the rapid deployment of funds are critical to keep the EU's agriculture sector and rural areas on track during the on-going COVID-19 crisis. ...
13 October 2020
Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
12 October 2020
US Conservation Stewardship Programme may miss the mark
The USDA recently issued a final updates to the Conservation Stewardship Programme, but the NFU fears that the rules leave structural flaws unaddressed. ...
09 October 2020
Arbiom demonstrates scale-up of wood-to-food technology
Biotechnology pioneer Arbiom achieves continuous process operations in demonstration programme of its wood-to-food technology....
EU moves closer to adopting carbon-crediting scheme for farmers
The European Parliament's plenary vote on the EU-wide Climate Law took place on 7 October, moving the trading bloc closer to a carbon farming model that incentivises farmers to boost carbon sequestration. ...
08 October 2020
UK farming risks collapse unless it prioritises the natural environment
New research demonstrates the business case for farming while prioritising the natural environment. ...
07 October 2020
Farm productivity grants available for UK farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has set aside £25 million to help farmers boost productivity....
05 October 2020
UK faces significant challenges in meeting net zero carbon goals for livestock
A new report warns that currently available technologies will not be able to deliver on the UK farming sector's goal of net zero carbon emissions. ...
OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
03 October 2020
EU commits to reverse nature loss by 2030 at UN Biodiversity Summit
While speaking at the UN Biodiversity Summit on 30 September, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen affirmed the EU's commitment to sustainable production and the European Green Deal. ...
29 September 2020
Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
26 September 2020
Soil restoration forms crucial component of Australia's green energy strategy
Australia's National Farmers Federation welcomes the Low Emissions Technology Statement (LETS), saying that enhancing soil carbon will allow the agriculture sector to contribute to Australia's emissions goals. ...
25 September 2020
NCBA seeks its own solution to cattle market transparency
Senator Deb Fischer has introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act, hoping to provide additional price transparency for US cattle producers. ...
24 September 2020
JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
UK Government must do more to support the economic recovery of rural England, say citizen groups
The UK's Rural Coalition, an alliance of organisations including the RICS, the NFU, the CPRE, the Country Land and Business Association and the National Housing Federation, are calling on the Government to shore up the economic recovery of rural England....
22 September 2020
New livestock insights software could bring UK farmers closer to the NFU's net zero goal
NFU leaders have called for greater adoption of new technology available to help farms maximise margins, uphold the UK’s reputation for quality and safe produce, and reduce carbon emissions....
Copa elects new president as EU farm sector faces unprecedented challenges
EU farming union Copa elects Christiane Lambert as leader on 18 September as European farmers help shape the future of farming in the trading bloc....
21 September 2020
Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
 
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