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01 December 2017
Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
30 November 2017
Getting a Better Handle on Methane Emissions from Livestock
US - Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas....
23 November 2017
Dairy Strategy Boldly Faces up to Challenges
NEW ZEALAND - The new dairy sector strategy - "Dairy Tomorrow" - was launched this week and tackles head-on the big issues the sector is facing, says Dairy Environment Leader Group Chair Alister Body....
17 November 2017
Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
15 November 2017
Targets Good First Step but Fonterra Must Reduce Dairy Herd, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a "gaping hole" in the plan....
Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
13 November 2017
Kanpur Firm Ties Up with Dutch Group to Boost Dairy Entrepreneurship
INDIA - An Indo-Dutch collaboration has taken shape in the industrial town of Kanpur to promote entrepreneurship in the dairy sector and boost sustainability of dairy farms....
09 November 2017
Westland Milk Claims to be Poster-child for Green Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products says it's a better poster child for New Zealand's clean, green image than some of its rivals and having returned to profit it is now focused on ensuring its returns to farmers stay competitive as it grows....
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...
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