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20 June 2017
New Zealand Waits While Dairy Avoids Emissions Costs
NEW ZEALAND - While many bemoan the US’s departure from the Paris Agreement, a recent government report shows New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions are far from meeting its own commitments....
19 June 2017
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
16 June 2017
Optimising Feeding Necessary to Maintain Milk Production in Organic Herds
US - Consumer demand for organic milk recently surpassed the available supply, with sales of organic products reaching $35 billion in 2014 and continuing to rise. ...
14 June 2017
Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental...
30 May 2017
Dairy Farmers Advised on Climate Smart Farming
UGANDA - Dr Constantine Kato, an expert from Makerere University Agriculture and Research Institute-(Kabanyoro), has urged dairy farmers not to put emphasis on only food security and improved livelihoods. ...
Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
26 May 2017
Call for Congress to Address 'Sue and Settle' Abuse
US - If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called "sue and settle" abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livestock,...
25 May 2017
Tyson Teams Up with World Resources Institute on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
24 May 2017
AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
23 May 2017
Research Suggests Eating Beans Instead of Beef Would Sharply Reduce GHGs
US - A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
17 May 2017
Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations....
16 May 2017
Unchanged Nitrogen Loss from Dairy Farms
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry's year-three report on its commitment to mitigating the environmental impact of farming shows it has achieved six of 13 goals that were set out in 2013 but hasn't yet made a dent in nitrogen loss, underlining the long-term...
15 May 2017
Researchers Develop Low-tech Method for Environmental Sampling of Campylobacter
UK - A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the...
Dairy Farmers Tackling Environmental Issues, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report....
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
11 May 2017
Livestock Industry Shines Spotlight on Use of Grazing to Prevent Wildfires
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how grazing on public lands helps to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires – the leading...
Sampling Organic Materials Effectively
UK - Two videos from AHDB demonstrate how to sample slurries and farmyard manures (FYM) for nutritional profiling....
10 May 2017
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule Outreach
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule....
09 May 2017
IFA Meets Canadian Cattlemen's Association on Beef
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with a delegation from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Meat Council in Dublin this week to discuss a range of issues on beef including trade, standards,...
Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies, Say Researchers
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets set out in the Paris Agreement despite shrinking...
05 May 2017
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
25 April 2017
Land O’Lakes Makes First Public Sustainability Commitment to Walmart
US - During Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Land O’Lakes, Inc. joined the retailer and other organizations in announcing its commitment to sustainability and participation in a new platform, Project Gigaton. ...
Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
21 April 2017
DFA Joins Project Initiative to reduce GHG Emissions
US - During Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) joined the retailer and other organizations in announcing its participation in a new platform, Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operations...
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
17 April 2017
DFA, Vanguard Renewables Announce Strategic Alliance
US - Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across...
13 April 2017
Saudia Dairy Wins Key Quality Certifications
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco), a leading dairy and foodstuff producer, said it has received two certifications in recognition of its uncompromising quality standards maintained across the manufacturing facilities....
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