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19 October 2021
Opinion - "despite its commitment to gender equality, not enough has been done to mainstream gender across the EU’s policy making"
Lotte Folkesson, Chairwoman of Copa and Cogeca's women's committee celebrated, Rural Women's Day on 15 October and is calling on the European agriculture community to celebrate the role women play in sustainable farming....
18 October 2021
New research shows that sustainable food is gaining more traction with consumers
The latest report from the Dutch Agrifood Monitor indicates that environmental and social sustainability will become more important for consumers. ...
US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
16 October 2021
How can we ensure that everyone has enough healthy food?
Researchers at Wageningen University are identifying ways for the global community to ensure that everyone has sufficient and healthy food in every corner of the world. ...
15 October 2021
"We can’t afford to get this wrong," Aussie farmers say about climate goals
The bright and prosperous future of farmers and regional Australians depends on the Government getting its climate change commitments right, says Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF). ...
14 October 2021
New study suggests that the EU Green deal could have uncertain impacts on farm net income
A qualitative assessment carried out by Wageningen University Research (WUR) has found that the European Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork strategies have diverse and uncertain impacts on farm income. ...
13 October 2021
Environmental groups and cattle producers work together towards sustainable beef
The not-for-profit organisation Proforest has joined the likes of the WWF, National Wildlife Federation, and Earth Innovation Institute as part of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), in a bid to help the beef industry become a net positive...
24 countries join global methane pact ahead of COP26
Two dozen countries have joined a US- and EU-led effort to slash methane emissions 30% by 2030, giving the emerging global partnership momentum ahead of its launch at the UN climate summit in Glasgow later this month....
App May Help Save Milk Money and Environment
A new technology from USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) may become a key tool for dairy farmers to reduce their expenses and help limit pollution....
12 October 2021
It's the perfect time to address soil compaction in grassland
Autumn is the time to address soil compaction, according to independent soil scientist, Chris Duller, who urges producers to repair any damage to grassland incurred through the previous grazing season....
"Farmers want Kyoto ledger squared," says Australia's NFF
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson says while Australian farmers continue to lead the world in improved sustainability and emissions reduction it is time to address the inequities of the past....
A closer look at the EU's reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy
New policy analysis from AHDB looks at how the CAP is changing and how it compares with the UK's agriculture strategy....
11 October 2021
Queens University researchers trial willow as climate-friendly feed
In the run up to Cop26, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating a range of sustainable, natural resources with potential to greatly reduce agricultural emissions – by as much as 50%....
EU farmers remain concerned over Farm-to-Fork policy
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca says that the EU is deliberately delaying the publication of a technical report from the Joint Research Council on the Farm-to-Fork strategy and side-lining farmers in policy discussions....
Australia rejigs its Emissions Reduction Fund methods for 2022
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the government's new Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) method priorities, saying that they allow farmers to adopt a "whole of farm approach" when addressing agricultural emissions....
08 October 2021
Audit finds that JBS purchased over 300,000 cattle from “irregular” farms in the Amazon
A 2020 audit of JBS reveals that the meat processor bought 301,000 cattle , nearly one third of their supply, from ranches with “irregularities” such as illegal deforestation....
US Congress Democrats target palm oil, beef trade in deforestation bill
Democrats in the US Congress are set to unveil legislation to reduce illegal deforestation globally by restricting the trade of certain agricultural commodities, such as palm oil and cattle, produced with those methods....
US invests over $146 million in sustainable ag research
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of more than $146 million in sustainable agriculture research projects that will make the American farm and food system more resilient to climate challenges....
How livestock might be the secret to restoring our soil
Allan Savory tells a story about the time a bull rhino wandered into his camp while he (Allan, not the rhino) was taking a bath....
07 October 2021
Brazil’s environment minister hopes to boost image at COP26
Brazil, under fire for failing to stop destruction of the Amazon rainforest, plans to show the world at next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that it can fight climate change while remaining a top agricultural powerhouse, says...
Danish farmers required to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Denmark's agricultural and forestry sector must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and 65% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, a majority in parliament agreed....
06 October 2021
UK dairy farmers prepare for December Action Johne’s deadline
Following a successful third year of implementation of the National Johne’s Management Plan, the industry is gearing up to collect 2021 declaration forms ahead of the December deadline....
UK farmers call for urgent review of government's Future Farming program
The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for a review of Defra's future farming program for England as recent labor and supply chain shocks make reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) more daunting....
05 October 2021
McDonalds sets net zero carbon emissions goal for 2050
McDonald’s Corp set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, from the beef in its burgers to the light bulbs in its restaurants....
UK public voices support to retain food self-sufficiency levels
More than 54,000 people in the UK have signed an open letter to Environment Secretary George Eustice that calls for the UK to retain its current level of 60% self-sufficiency in food production....
04 October 2021
Regenerative agriculture Is transforming Heifer Ranch into the Garden of Eden
Whenever she can, Donna Kilpatrick rises before the sun and makes her way to the low-lying cattle pastures along the Fourche La Fave River at Heifer Ranch. It has become one of her favorite ways to start a day....
Farm Business Innovation Show - What can you expect to see at the show this year?
If you haven’t already seen, the Farm Business Innovation Show is back and opening its doors at the NEC Birmingham on the 10 and 11 November....
FACA welcomes new USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices....
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