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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....
24 December 2020
Novel feed ingredient enables significant reduction of methane emissions in beef cattle
A 2-year large-scale trial in beef cattle in Alberta, Canada has successfully demonstrated that a novel feed ingredient, developed by Royal DSM, can be included in commercial feedlot diets to reduce methane emissions by up to 80%, without negative effects...
Even Small Efforts to Keep Cows From Creeks Can Significantly Improve Riparian Health
With a little time and effort, rangeland managers can have a dramatic impact on the resilience of California’s riparian areas, which are important to the state’s human, environmental and economic well-being....
Research says confidence in Canada’s food system at an all time high
According to the 2020 public trust research conducted by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), Canadians are feeling more confident than ever about our food system....
Producers should follow recommended veterinary practices for dehorning cattle
Producers with horned cattle should develop and implement a dehorning plan that improves efficiency and animal well-being, Oklahoma State University experts said....
21 December 2020
New app helps young farmers achieve top growth rates in cattle
Two young farmers report achieving outstanding growth rates with free precision livestock app Breedr....
20 December 2020
European bison returns from brink of extinction
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has moved the European bison from the Vulnerable states to Near Threatened status...
18 December 2020
Former NFU presidents urge President-Elect Biden to take action against climate change
Former presidents of the US National Farmers Union have penned a letter to President-Elect Biden, urging him to advance US climate leadership. ...
UK Beef farmer wins first regenerative farming award
Andy Rumming and his family who farm on the upper reaches of the River Thames have won the first ever Russ Carrington Award in recognition of their regenerative farming methods. ...
UK organic farmers can get extra support ahead of Brexit
Leading initiatives support imports and exports of organic goods after Brexit. ...
16 December 2020
EU farming unions pen open letter urging the European Commission to adjust policy to reflect market realities
European agri-food associations urge the Commission to adjust the 2021 Annual Work Programme with a less dogmatic approach to make efficient use of its promotion budget for sustainable agri-food goods....
15 December 2020
Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
14 December 2020
Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
13 December 2020
Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
12 December 2020
US NFU creates new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel
The NFU has created the 16-member panel to strengthen its efforts to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. ...
11 December 2020
UK NFU says there is still a place for beef and dairy in sixth Carbon Budget
The UK's Climate Change Committee has released its sixth Carbon Budget, but appears to overlook the nuances of British meat and dairy....
10 December 2020
New report shows Australia's agriculture sector weathering the challenges of 2020
The National Farmers' Federation released its 2020 report card and says that Australia's agriculture sector is poised for growth in 2021. ...
09 December 2020
Biden expected to nominate ex-Governor Vilsack for USDA secretary
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to have former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack reprise his role as USDA secretary....
Why food loss and waste are among our biggest sustainability challenges, and how we can create change
It is estimated that to feed the world’s population in 2050, we will need to produce 56% more calories than we do today. However, at the same time we need to reduce our reliance on the world’s natural resources, reduce carbon emissions and habitat...
08 December 2020
UK launches the Cattle Sustainability Platform
UK beef industry stakeholders unite to establish the UK Cattle Sustainability Platform. ...
07 December 2020
UK NFU welcomes ambitious new climate target
The UK Government has announced an interim climate target, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68 percent by 2030. ...
05 December 2020
Opinion - What does the EU's extended silence on its Farm to Fork strategy mean for farmers and consumers?
As EU farmers and farming unions wait for Brussels to publish its impact assessment of the new Farm to Fork policy, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen raises concerns over the policy's hazy details....
04 December 2020
EU farming unions ask for clarity on CAP negotiations
European farmers and agri-cooperatives asked Vice-President Timmermans for clarification around the Commission’s position on CAP negotiations...
Farmers urged to carefully consider which parasitic treatments they use on cattle this winter
The Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group is urging farmers to consider the risk of anthelmintic resistance when treating cattle with pour-on parasitic treatments. ...
UK organic farming lobby fears being side-lined in new sustainable agriculture policy
The largest certifier of UK organic land shines a light on the overlooked areas of the UK's newly-unveiled sustainable farming policy....
03 December 2020
New Zealand’s goal of a carbon-neutral government faces an uphill battle
New Zealand’s goal to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025 can only happen if it is backed by additional funding and bold policies instead of relying on carbon offset schemes....
02 December 2020
New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
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