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12 August 2020
UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. ...
11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
09 August 2020
26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
06 August 2020
UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
04 August 2020
US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
31 July 2020
What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
30 July 2020
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
29 July 2020
Pilot project highlights US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework
The Integrity Beef Sustainability pilot project has successfully mapped the US beef supply chain, making traceable and sustainable beef more accessible. ...
28 July 2020
UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
27 July 2020
Feeding the Future with Beef Cattle – a Sustainable Approach to Responsible Food Production
What does the science say? What is the data telling us? These questions driving conversations around human health and the novel coronavirus are also informing how stakeholders in the feed-to-food chain think about livestock production and sustainability,...
24 July 2020
The EU has made a ground-breaking “green recovery” pledge – but questions remain
The EU has pledged a record sum of money to slow climate change, but experts warn that governments must spend the money wisely....
23 July 2020
Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
20 July 2020
Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
16 July 2020
NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
15 July 2020
New studies link rise in global methane emissions to oil, gas and agriculture
Two new studies show that US oil and gas drilling, along with global agricultural production, are driving up worldwide emissions of methane....
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
14 July 2020
Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
08 July 2020
SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation
The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success....
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
07 July 2020
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
 
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