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03 February 2017
Genome Alberta Dairy Researchers Gain Scottish Support
CANADA & UK - Scotland may be best known for bagpipes, but it’s the data derived from Scottish dairy cows that is music to the ears of genomic researchers....
02 February 2017
DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
30 January 2017
Dutch Taskforce Connects Initiatives Against Food Waste
NETHERLANDS - The Taskforce Circular Economy in Food, launched during the National Food Summit in the Netherlands, aims to prevent and reduce food waste and become an international frontrunner in the valorisation of agrifood residual streams. ...
20 January 2017
Tesco Leads Way with Food Surplus Donations from Stores
UK - Tesco has revealed its food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has so far helped serve five million meals to more than 3,300 community groups and charities since its launch less than a year ago....
Arla Enters New and FReSH Initiative
GLOBAL - Arla is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a...
19 January 2017
Arla Foods UK Welcomes Success of Courtauld Commitment 3
UK - Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has welcomed Waste & Resource Action Programme’s (WRAP) results of Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3), the food and drink industry’s ambitious approach to reduce food waste in the UK....
Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week, expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
17 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
12 January 2017
Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production
GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology". ...
Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
09 January 2017
Dairy NZ to Appeal Decision on Greenpeace Ad
NEW ZEALAND - One of the groups who complained that a Greenpeace advertisement was false and misleading says it plans to appeal the advertising watchdog's decision....
05 January 2017
Livestock Industry Lays Out Federal Lands Priorities for Trump Administration
US - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape....
MPs Warn of Concerns for Farming in Brexit Negotiations
UK - MPs are warning the Government that the farming sector and environmental protections must not be weakened during the process of leaving the EU or afterwards....
03 January 2017
Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
Northland Dairy Farmers Cited for Non-Compliance
NEW ZEALAND - Almost a third of Northland dairy farms are significantly non-compliant when it comes to effluent discharges and the region's top environment watchdog says the upward trend needs to change....
30 December 2016
FrieslandCampina Supports Phosphate Reduction Plan for Dairy Sector
NETHERLANDS - The Members’ Council of FrieslandCampina supports the intended phosphate reduction plan for the dairy sector that is expected to come into force in March 2017. ...
23 December 2016
Rodenticides Leaflet Explains Rule Change and Options
UK - Since 1 October 2016, a rule that buyers of stewardship-label rodenticides must show proof of competence certification means farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers unable to do so cannot be supplied....
15 December 2016
New System Affords Greater Flexibility on Using Phosphorus from Manure
US - US Department of Agriculture scientists and their collaborators have developed a mobile system for removing phosphorus from cow manure that may offer dairy farmers greater flexibility in where, when, and how they use the nutrient to fertilize crops....
Intended Phosphate Reduction Plan for Dutch Dairy Sector
NETHERLANDS - The members of the chain organisation ZuivelNL (the Dutch Dairy Association, the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture and the trade union of the Dutch dairy farmers) expect to complete their part of the phosphate reduction plan...
05 December 2016
Australia's Love of Beef Driving Nitrogen Pollution
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have for the first time calculated Australia's contribution to the environmental and health problem of nitrogen pollution....
28 November 2016
Regenerative Grazing Improves Soil Health and Plant Biodiversity
SPAIN - Regenerative grazing practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the Spain-based European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show....
25 November 2016
Dutch Plan to Cull Cows to Reduce Phosphate Production
NETHERLANDS - A three-pronged approach has been proposed to the Dutch government to reduce phosphate production from 2017, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
24 November 2016
American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged Facts....
18 November 2016
Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
15 November 2016
BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
04 November 2016
New Tool Gives Financial Incentives for Dairy Farms to Go Green
GLOBAL - The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions....
Compost Bedding Better for Cows' Foot Health, Researchers Find
AUSTRIA - A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding is especially good for claw health....
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