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09 November 2017
New Partnership with European Federation of Food Banks as Arla Continues to Cut Food Waste
NETHERLANDS, DENMARK & UK - Arla and the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) have signed an agreement to donate surplus products through the FEBA network partners in Europe....
30 October 2017
EPA Releases Guidance on Reporting CAFO Air Emissions
US - Farms releasing hazardous substances to air from animal wastes within any 24-hour period must notify NRC beginning 15 November, Dairy Business Association (DBA) reports....
23 October 2017
Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
20 October 2017
UK Signs Up to Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
UK - The UK dairy industry yesterday (Thursday, 20 October) endorsed a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide....
19 October 2017
Carbon Audits Begin as Part of Beef Efficiency Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers participating in the Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will undertake a carbon audit in the coming weeks and months which will form part of a farm advisor visit which will be part of the scheme....
18 October 2017
Dairy UK Confirms Commitment to Industrial Decarbonisation, Energy Efficiency Action Plan
UK - The Food & Drink Joint Industry - Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Action Plan was published recently, identifying actions which will promote long-term decarbonisation, energy efficiency and emissions reductions within the food and...
16 October 2017
Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target, Identifies Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions
IRELAND - The publication of the first "Smart Farming Progress Report" shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme....
03 October 2017
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk...
29 September 2017
Estimates Reveal Global Methane Emissions from Ag Larger Than Reported
GLOBAL - Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due to the previous use of out-of-date data on carbon emissions generated by livestock, according to a new study....
26 September 2017
Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
20 September 2017
DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
15 September 2017
Subsidy for Manure Monofermentation at Dairy Farms
NETHERLANDS - It has been made known that Henk Kamp, the Minister of Economic Affairs, has granted €130 million SDE+ subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms. ...
14 September 2017
DFA, Third Sun Solar Unveil New Partnership
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Third Sun Solar, an Ohio-based full-service clean energy company serving homeowners, businesses, institutions and government entities across the Midwest, have teamed up...
13 September 2017
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September....
04 September 2017
Greens Plan Levy on Nitrate Pollution from Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - The Green Party says it will pay more than $136 million for farmers to move to more sustainable practices....
11 August 2017
Collaboration Essential for Sustainable Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - If a future in sustainable farming is to be achieved in the coming years, companies in both the private and public sector need to be working both faster and more collaboratively, says dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group....
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
28 July 2017
Carbon Budgets Would Provide 'Certainty' for Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which recommends New Zealand approach climate change in a similar manner to the United Kingdom....
26 July 2017
Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
Saudi Dairy Farm Mulls Using Cow Dung to Meet Power Needs
SAUDI ARABIA - A dairy farm in the home of the world's biggest energy exporter is considering using cow dung to meet its power needs....
03 July 2017
Swisslane Farms Receives 2017 US Dairy Sustainable Award
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, is proud to recognize one of its member farm families, the Oesch family, owners of Swisslane Farms in Alto, Michigan, for receiving a US Dairy Sustainability Award from the...
28 June 2017
Farmers, Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday made an announcement that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
23 June 2017
Call for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agri Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
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