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17 September 2018
'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
14 September 2018
Conservation Dairy Farming Could Help Pennsylvania Meet Chesapeake Target
US - If the majority of dairy farms in Pennsylvania fully adopt conservation best-management practices, the state may be able to achieve its total maximum daily load water-quality target for the Chesapeake Bay, according to researchers....
FrieslandCampina Embraces PlanetProof Quality Label
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has informed Stichting Milieukeur [SMK] of its interest in certification of its sustainable Top Dairy line under the international 'On the way to PlanetProof' quality label. ...
15 August 2018
Another Hefty Fine for Dairy Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution....
09 August 2018
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
08 August 2018
CME: Approx. 20% of Continental US in State of Severe Drought
US - USDA NASS has released the "Crop Progress" report updating field conditions for major crops and seasonally - May through October - pasture and range conditions, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
07 August 2018
Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
20 July 2018
IFA Says Failure to Increase June Milk Prices Must be Offset by Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed by the majority of co-ops which, thus far, have held the June milk price base when market returns justified an increase of at least 1c/l....
Farmers Urged to Act Now to Limit Drought Impact on Feed Stocks
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged to take steps now to make the most of feed stocks and limit the effects of the exceptionally dry conditions on farm....
10 July 2018
Climate Projections Suggest Lancaster County Corn Yields in Jeopardy by 2050
US - Climate projections indicate more warming will occur in the Northeast than other sections of the United States, and that has implications for corn crops and dairy farms in the region by 2050, researchers warn....
03 July 2018
Greenpeace Says New Water Rules Must Ban Dairy Conversions
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country....
18 June 2018
Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
13 June 2018
Choice Matters: Environmental Costs of Producing Meat, Seafood
GLOBAL - Which food type is more environmentally costly to produce - livestock, farmed seafood, or wild-caught fish?...
07 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Urges Tailored Approach Towards Emissions
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the government’s commitment to setting a new carbon target and considering accounting for the differing contributions of specific livestock emissions as consultation on proposed Zero Carbon legislation...
05 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries....
31 May 2018
Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
GLOBAL - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
25 May 2018
Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina, Cargill to Sustainability of Improve Beef Supply Chain
US - The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation...
22 May 2018
UK Dairy Sector Demonstrates Decade of World Class Environmental Progress
UK - The UK dairy sector has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons were told today....
11 May 2018
Greenpeace Exposes Dairy Pipeline Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie....
01 May 2018
Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
27 April 2018
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
05 April 2018
Tyson Foods Sets 2M Acre Land Stewardship Target
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a US protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced...
23 March 2018
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
08 March 2018
Rabobank: Big Dry Leads Farmers to Sell Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Cattle farmers have stopped restocking their herds and are selling more cattle for slaughter because of dry conditions in many regions of Australia, says agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank....
14 December 2017
UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
05 December 2017
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
01 December 2017
NCBA Challenges Members to Boost Beef Industry Wins
US - The nation’s leading beef producer organisation has recently helped secure several beef industry wins in Washington, DC – for instance on an oppressive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and on President Obama’s BLM Planning 2.0 rule....
 
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