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29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
25 August 2021
Additional 2.8 million acres of US farmland go to the Conservation Reserve Program
The US has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021....
19 August 2021
Australian farmers share how they are part of the climate solution with new initiative
A new initiative launched by Australia's National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is sharing stories of the climate action farmers are taking while continuing to produce the food and natural fibres we all depend on....
17 August 2021
Canadian farmers can get federal support to reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resilience
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched a call for proposals for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, a new fund under Agricultural Climate Solutions....
16 August 2021
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon edges down but remains high under Bolsonaro
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell 10% in July from a year earlier, after four straight monthly increases, but destruction remains far higher than before President Jair Bolsonaro took office....
13 August 2021
US cattle industry commits to climate neutrality by 2040
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified US cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of US cattle industry sustainability goals....
12 August 2021
Targeted grazing helps contain wildfires in the US Great Basin
Using cattle grazing to create firebreaks on landscapes invaded by cheatgrass has successfully contained three rangeland wildfires in four years in the Great Basin—the latest being the Welch wildfire near Elko, Nevada, on 18 July....
11 August 2021
Research shows that regenerative farming can deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity
A regenerative beef grazing system being tested by FAI Farms, in conjunction with McDonalds UK & Ireland, offers significant potential to deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity, suggests the latest US and UK trial work....
10 August 2021
New guide showcases the benefits of tree planting for beef and dairy sector
RSPCA Assured has launched a new online tree planting guide for the ruminant sector, aimed at benefiting livestock and helping to contribute to net zero emissions on farms....
09 August 2021
Truce Between Prairie Dogs and Livestock Farmers?
Prairie dogs compete with cattle for forage and have a reputation for damaging grazing lands, reducing annual forage production, and degrading the vegetation plant community. ...
03 August 2021
Beef with a story: US ranch-raised beef on the rise
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
02 August 2021
Filling the winter feed gap
In the humid subtropic regions of New South Wales, Australia, filling the winter feed gap is a challenge that many producers face when seeking to boost stocking rates and overall productivity on-farm....
15 July 2021
European Commission releases its Fit for 55 plan to reach climate goals
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
UK opens Future Farming Resilience Fund as part of agricultural transition
The Future Farming Resilience Fund, opening in August 2021, will provide tailored business support for farmers during the UK's transition away from the EU's Common Agricultural Policy....
12 July 2021
Climate variability challenges US cattle producers
Mother Nature provided increasingly inconsistent precipitation for the Great Plains over the past decade, impacting grasslands, forage systems and beef production in the region—and scientists expect that trend to intensify....
08 July 2021
EU drafts plan to grow “carbon sinks” in climate change fight
The European Union has drafted plans to build up forests, grasslands and other natural "carbon sinks" that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help curb climate change....
01 July 2021
GRSB commits to reduce net global warming impact of beef by 2030
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has committed to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30% by 2030 with new global sustainability goals. ...
Analysis suggests that UK's Sustainable Farming Incentive won't offset direct payments
Results from a new AHDB analysis show that most UK farmers will not be able to completely offset the loss of direct payments with participation in Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI)....
29 June 2021
Sacred cow - the nutritional, environmental and ethical case for better meat
Diana Rodgers, producer and director of the documentary Sacred Cow, wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment....
28 June 2021
McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
25 June 2021
Beef cattle grazing more help than harm for endangered plants, animals
Research recently published in the journal Sustainability documents a role for livestock grazing to support the conservation of imperiled plant and animal species in California....
23 June 2021
EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
22 June 2021
Brazil considers law to track cattle suppliers as part of efforts to curb deforestation
Brazil, home to the world's largest commercial cattle herd, will propose a new law to track cattle suppliers that sell animals to meat producers like JBS and Marfrig, as ranching is a key driver of deforestation....
15 June 2021
EPA's water rule reversal a "blow to agriculture", says AFBF
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to reverse the Navigable Waters Protection Rule....
14 June 2021
Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges 67% in May as Bolsonaro pledges fall flat
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for a third consecutive month in May, preliminary government data showed on Friday 11 June, with President Jair Bolsonaro yet to follow through on his April pledge to boost funding for environmental enforcement....
08 June 2021
New research shows how temperate grassland beef provides key nutrients for human health – and could help reassess its environmental impact
New research has demonstrated how beef from temperate grassland systems provides key nutrients for human health – and how this data could help reassess beef’s and other proteins’ environmental impact....
07 June 2021
JBS Fund for the Amazon approves 6 new projects
The Fund for the Amazon has invested 50 million reais in six new projects that will provide incentives for production chains like cocoa, açaí, and pirarucu, as well as platforms for access to credit and business consulting that could raise family incomes...
UK farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and lack of sustainable milk price
The UK farming unions are warning that the dairy industry is facing an extremely challenging year on the back of spiralling production costs and variable milk prices....
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