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15 August 2021
USDA explores solutions for food waste in the US and abroad
The USDA will host a virtual roundtable on 15 September that focuses on policies and approaches that successfully reduce food waste....
14 August 2021
Low Carbon Agriculture: cutting through the noise to support the farming transition
The UK's Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition....
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....
Bacteriophage start-up secures €21 million
Proteon Pharmaceuticals, a company that specializes in developing bacteriophage therapies for the livestock sector, has secured a €21 million investment to accelerate the commercialization of its products....
12 August 2021
Opinion - EU's assessment of the Farm to Fork strategy presents inconvenient truths
The EU's Joint Research Center has released a report on the impact of the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies on agriculture, and EU farming union Copa and Cogeca warns that the policy will result in an unprecedented reduction in agriculture capacity....
Breeding dairy cows to help reach net zero
Two new genetic indexes to help farmers breed more environmentally friendly cows will be launched in August by AHDB Dairy....
11 August 2021
US Senate passes the INVEST in America act
In a 69-30 vote, the US Senate passed the INVEST in America Act, which would allocate $1.2 trillion towards updating national infrastructure. The bill will now go to the House for consideration....
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....
Latest IPCC report makes for "sobering reading", say's Australia's NFF
Despite the grim headlines generated by the latest IPCC report, National Farmers' Federation CEO Tony Mahar says that Australian farmers continue to lead the way in cutting emissions....
JBS joins COP26 Race to Zero Brazil summits
JBS CEO calls for COP26 to recognize that Brazilian agriculture is a key part of the climate solution....
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....
American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
UN climate report finds that cutting methane is essential for the planet’s survival
In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. But in the most recent UN climate report, researchers are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas...
05 August 2021
Cow-calf contact in full bloom at the Danish Cattle Research Centre at AU-Foulum
A new project at Aarhus University will promote organic and welfare-friendly veal and beef production based on a production system where two calves go together with a “suckler-aunt” until they are about six months old....
03 August 2021
Climate change reducing farm profits by 23% in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms....
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....
Researchers compare consumption of beef to plant-based protein alternatives
Consumers who prefer beef over plant-based protein alternatives said they are willing to pay nearly two dollars more per meal for a burger when dining at a restaurant, according to a study from Kansas State University....
30 July 2021
Bright attitude, family mantra help Ruby overcome it all
“My grandfather always told me, ‘Ruby, you can learn something from everyone’, and that is something I remind myself about each and every day.”...
29 July 2021
Small cattle farm grows up with help from UGA
What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina....
28 July 2021
2021 China Dairy Top 20 Summit Held in Hefei
The 2021 China Dairy Top 20 (D20) Summit was held in Hefei, Anhui Province on July 18, 2021. Vice Minister Ma Youxiang attended the summit and delivered the keynote speech....
BovINE: Societal pact addresses sustainability of French livestock sector
In recent years, the livestock sector’s social license to operate has been challenged by concerns that its impact on the environment is too great. In France, an inter-professional group, Interbev, proactively addresses societal concerns by bringing...
27 July 2021
£21m to help make Scotland's dairy industry cream of the crop
A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in South-West Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than £21 million of funding....
Milking opportunity in the foothills of Mount Kenya
When Simon and Sylvia Kiruja started their farm three years ago, they never imagined it would get so big they would need a bigger plot....
26 July 2021
Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice
Farmers in the Philippines will become the first in the world to cultivate golden rice, which is a variety of rice enriched with nutrients to help reduce childhood malnutrition, after receiving the green light from regulators....
Organic dairy farms resilient in the face of COVID-19 crisis
A team of researchers from the Agroecology, Innovations, Territories (AGIR) unit working on farm resilience at the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse center looked at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on French organic dairy cattle farms and supply chains. ...
25 July 2021
Survey shows that visiting UK farmland improves mental health
Visiting the British countryside has improved the physical and mental health of people living in towns and cities across Britain over the past year - a new survey has revealed....
24 July 2021
East Africa's first food-systems living lab opens
Wageningen University & Research and its African partners are have opened living labs across East Africa to bolster sustainable innovations in the food system....
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