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04 October 2021
How cattle farmers can use environmental commodities
On June 21, 2021, the United States Senate passed a bill affecting small farmers and ranchers, named the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA). The purpose of this 34-page bill is to offer assistance to these small farmers when it comes to offsetting carbon...
03 October 2021
UK students gear up for this year's harvest festival
More than 50,000 students across the UK will take part in NFU Harvest Live this week, where they will be making meals with British produce and meet the farmers who grow their ingredients. ...
02 October 2021
EU and US join Global Methane Pledge ahead of COP 26 conference
The European Union and United States have joined the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions that will be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November. ...
01 October 2021
US unveils new climate partnership initiative for ag sector
The USDA has announced a $3 billion investment in agriculture, animal health and human nutrition as part of a new climate partnership initiative that will tackle the urgent challenges the face US farming. ...
30 September 2021
Meat & Livestock Australia explore industry impacts in new webinar series
A series of insightful and engaging webinars for the red meat and livestock industry will begin in October, as part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) annual updates program....
28 September 2021
Large companies leading the way in global "Pathways to Dairy Net Zero" climate initiative
40 leading organizations, including 11 of the 20 largest dairy companies in the world, among first to support new global “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero” climate initiative. ...
Australia's ag minister voices support for sector at UN
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has made the case for Australian agriculture at the United Nations. ...
26 September 2021
UK releases new round of funding for collaborative farming communities
The Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund is set to re-open in December, giving groups of farmers and landowners the opportunity to be rewarded for their knowledge-sharing efforts. ...
25 September 2021
New agreements needed now to improve food systems, say UN Food Summit Scientific Group
The international community must commit to guaranteeing sufficient, affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainably produced food for all, say researchers with Wageningen University & Research (WUR)....
24 September 2021
UN Food Systems Summit looks for recipe to tackle global food dysfunction
Billions of people are overweight, millions are hungry, one third of food is wasted and the way the world produces, processes and consumes food generates one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, UN chief Antonio Guterres said on 23 September at the first...
Animal nutrition companies in Northern Ireland partner with AFBI to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency for dairy cattle
Two of Northern Ireland’s leading animal nutrition companies, John Thompsons and Sons Ltd and Trouw Nutrition Ltd, are partnering with scientists at AFBI to develop strategies to improve nitrogen-use-efficiency by dairy cows....
23 September 2021
UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in two cultivated meat start-ups
US actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in cell-based meat start-ups Mosa Meat and Aleph farms....
22 September 2021
Farmers to tell UN that trade is key to sustainable food systems
Ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Cairns Group Farm Leaders (the Group) from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, New Zealand, Paraguay, South Africa and Uruguay has urged that the role of international trade...
UK government announces export supports for farmers and agrifood industry
Plans to help the UK’s farmers and food and drink businesses boost exports have been announced. ...
21 September 2021
9th Circuit vacates factory farms permit for Idaho
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed a water permit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Idaho for factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing deficiencies in its environmental monitoring requirements....
20 September 2021
New initiative, Sustainable Dairy PA, sparks promise for more climate-friendly dairy supply chain
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), Land O'Lakes, Inc., and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have partnered to implement on-farm best management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed....
18 September 2021
What is the real value of Britain's farm shop sector?
A new research project from Harper Adams University is exploring the true value of the British farm shop sector. ...
17 September 2021
NCBA releases counter response to article published in The Guardian
The following statement from NCBA, a contractor to the US Beef Checkoff, was released in response to an article published this week in The Guardian:...
Cow diets containing milled rapeseed reduces the methane emitted by cattle
In addition to reducing methane emissions, the new diet decreased the proportion of saturated fatty acids in milk – without reducing milk output....
15 September 2021
EU farmers reject amendments on Farm to Fork Strategy
Following a vote by the AGRI and ENVI Committees in the European Parliament on amendments to the Farm to Fork Strategy, EU farming union Copa and Cogeca has issued a statement criticising the proposed amendments, saying many have not been sufficiently...
13 September 2021
UGA researcher uses 'cotton cake' as protein supplement in dairy cattle diets
John Bernard, a professor and dairy scientist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus, has found “cotton cake” to be an effective protein supplement for dairy cattle....
12 September 2021
New AgriWebb Academy wants farmers achieve more with its digital platform
AgriWebb Academy hopes to facilitate the switch to digital farm management with new platform....
10 September 2021
Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands
Beef cattle grazing on grass pastures might not be the first thing people think of when discussing the subject of combatting greenhouse gas emissions, but it is an agricultural practice providing significant dividends to the effort....
09 September 2021
DSM receives first full market authorizations for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer® for beef, dairy in Brazil, Chile
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has received full regulatory approval from the Brazilian and Chilean authorities to commercialize Bovaer®, its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants....
08 September 2021
Opinion - The European Parliament must not make the Farm to Fork strategy untenable for the agri-food sector
Farming unions and cooperatives across the European Union have issued a joint declaration ahead of the ENVI and AGRI Committee meetings in the European Parliament on 9 September....
07 September 2021
Grazing large herbivores can help reduce wildfire risks
Grazing large herbivores can be an effective way to prevent and mitigate wildfires, especially in areas facing land abandonment. ...
04 September 2021
Genome to phenome livestock research gets funding boost
The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded seven grants to institutions across the United States for multidisciplinary projects that help advance crop and livestock genetics research....
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