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26 January 2021
DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
Step closer to new measurement system for carbon sequestration in dairy
Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), in collaboration with FrieslandCampina, have developed options for a monitoring system that determines how much CO2 dairy farmers are storing in their soil....
25 January 2021
Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land
As the sun sets on another taxing day at the farm and you begin to think about the future, do you have a plan for the next steps? ...
22 January 2021
Biden begins presidency with executive actions on climate change and immigration
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued multiple executive orders and policy proposals that will affect the farm sector. ...
21 January 2021
US NFU welcomes new Biden-Harris Administration
The NFU stands ready to work with the incoming administration. ...
20 January 2021
CLA hits back at misleading advertising from Oatly
The UK's Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has sharply criticised new adverts from oat milk producer Oatly, saying that their campaign is "peddling misinformation"....
19 January 2021
“We must minimise carbon emissions while pursuing agricultural development” – ASU study
New research from Arizona State University finds that feeding the world while saving the planet is a difficult balancing act, but essential for our future....
Canada embraces insect farming to help tackle food waste
Canada's AgriInnovate Program has given $6 million to Enterra Feed Corporation to build an insect farm that can reduce Canada's food waste while providing livestock feed. ...
Is local or imported dairy the sustainable option for the Sahel?
Research from CIRAD has explored the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of European exports of milk to West Africa, and finds that competition from imports could undercut local dairies. ...
16 January 2021
IPIFF welcomes new European opinion on edible insects
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has welcomed the first European Food Safety Agency opinion on insect-based feed. ...
15 January 2021
EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
14 January 2021
How to understand the carbon footprint of rations
Mole Valley Farmers is helping producers to reduce the environmental impact of their rations by calculating the carbon footprint of every feed ingredient delivered to their mills....
13 January 2021
NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
12 January 2021
UK's Rural Payments Agency fulfilled 98 percent of BPS claims despite pandemic challenges
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has delivered its best ever December payment performance, paying 98 percent of claims filed under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). ...
11 January 2021
ORFC Global 2021 conference boasts more than 5,000 delegates from around the world
The Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021 is bringing 500 speakers together to explore regenerative agriculture and solutions to climate change....
CME update: live cattle futures fall lower on technical selling
US cattle futures drifted lower on 8 January on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months....
Fonterra, Nestlé, DairyNZ team up to expand plantain trial for dairy diets to reduce GHG emissions
Incorporating certain varieties of plantain into a cow’s diet has been shown to reduce the nitrogen concentration in their urine, which can leach through soil into groundwater....
10 January 2021
EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
09 January 2021
A Thai landfill has been converted to an urban farm to feed the poor during COVID-19
An urban farm developed on a former landfill site in northern Thailand has boosted the food security and livelihoods of poor families during the coronavirus pandemic – and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities....
05 January 2021
New report alleges slave labour on Brazil’s cattle farms
A new report states that feeder farms for some of Brazil’s beef producing companies have used slave labour, prompting refreshed calls for Brazil to clean up its meat supply chain....
Red Tractor UK wants farmers to take the lead in shaping future standards
Farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers across the UK to participate in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve beyond 2021. ...
04 January 2021
A five-point plan for better silage in 2021
Taking decisive steps now can help farmers make better silage for 2021. ...
Smart Control: maintaining grazing practices through geofencing
Smart cattle grazing can play a decisive role in improving soil quality and combatting climate change....
Delegates at the Oxford Real Farming Conference to champion regenerative agriculture
In the run-up to the COP26 Climate Conference, farmers and communities from 75 countries gather at global summit to show how farming can help fix the climate crisis. ...
31 December 2020
New Year's message from the UK NFU
NFU President Minette Batters thanks the public for their ongoing support and acknowledges that British farming has entered a new era. ...
28 December 2020
UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat
Is cultivated meat — essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions — a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak?...
26 December 2020
UK awards £21 million to farm sector to boost productivity
More than 3,800 farmers are expected to benefit from £21 million investment in productivity-boosting equipment from the UK Government's Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) scheme. ...
25 December 2020
500 hectare planting boost for England’s Community Forests
Over 500 hectares of trees will be planted in ten Community Forests over the next five months thanks to new £12.1 million fund....
 
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