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08 July 2021
Rising input costs causing concern for US farmers, says Ag Economy Barometer
The US Ag Economy Barometer fell for a second straight month in June 2021, with farmers being less optimistic about the future and growing more concerned about input costs....
Rumen additive and controlled energy benefit dairy cows during dry period
Getting nutrition right during a dairy cow’s dry period can make a big difference to her health and the health of her calf. But it’s also a key contributor to her milk yield after calving....
07 July 2021
How can farmers track emissions from an open barn?
Much effort is being made within the Dutch livestock sector to reduce ammonia and methane emissions. But, how do you measure these emissions? How do we know what the current concentrations are? And, even more to the point, how can you measure emissions...
06 July 2021
Short nutrient cycles are not automatically more sustainable, says new research
Establishing the sustainability of nutrient cycles in agriculture is nuanced and complex - it can't be reduced to truisms like "smaller is better". ...
Global agriculture prices are expected to drop in the coming years, but progress on hunger and climate aren't certain
The recently published OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook shows that global-agrifood systems need to transform to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and weather climate challenges by 2030....
5 ways animals help reduce global poverty
Tonight, one in eight people around the world will go to bed hungry. At Heifer International, we believe livestock has a really important role to play in ending global hunger and poverty. Here are 5 reasons why....
New study uncovers crucial details of emerging cattle disease in Europe, Asia
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have measured the risk of different insect species transmitting lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) for the first time. ...
05 July 2021
EU's agriculture trade posts sharp increases in March 2021
After a slow start to 2021, EU agri-food trade reached a value of €75.8 billion between January and March, 4% less than the same period in 2020. ...
04 July 2021
The cost of a cookout for the 4th of July is close to a year ago
New analysis from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) finds that US consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade...
01 July 2021
Brazil's JBS brings forward goal of eliminating deforestation in supply chain
Brazilian meat company JBS SA , the world's second largest food producer, said on 30 June it aims to eliminate illegal deforestation from its supply chain by 2025, moving up its previous goal for doing so by five years....
Australia's farmgate production set for a record-breaking $66.3 billion in 2021
Australia's farming sector has weathered upsets from COVID-19 and the changing international trade landscape and is on track for a record-breaking production output of $66.3 billion this year, according to recent ABARES analysis....
Spanish start-up eyes the mass market with its 3D printed “steaks"
As demand for plant-based alternatives to meat rises, Barcelona-based startup Novameat is using its 3D printing technology to manufacture vegetarian "steaks" that it hopes will reach the mass market next year....
30 June 2021
May 2021 US Cold Storage report shows declines in beef and other meat supplies
The most recent Cold Storage report from the US shows that stocks of red meat and poultry have declined alongside supplies of chilled fruit, according to AFBF market analysis....
29 June 2021
Sacred cow - the nutritional, environmental and ethical case for better meat
Diana Rodgers, producer and director of the documentary Sacred Cow, wants you to know that eating red meat is good for you and, when raised well, good for the environment....
28 June 2021
McDonald's UK and Ireland win sustainability award from Compassion in World Farming
McDonald’s UK & Ireland and FAI win Compassion in World Farming’s Sustainable Food and Farming Award....
25 June 2021
Largest robotic milking research facility in North America to open at University of British Columbia Dairy Center
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Dairy Education and Research Center will become the largest robotic milking research facility in North America with the addition of six GEA DairyRobot R9500 box robots. ...
23 June 2021
EU's ag policy is failing to fight climate change
A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the trading bloc's agricultural spending has not translated into climate-friendly farming....
Research: getting a grip on the real causes of calf loss
The beef industry needs to adopt standard measures and protocols if it is to tackle the underlying causes of one of Northern Australia’s costliest problems, calf loss....
22 June 2021
OECD says that food supply success during COVID-19 belies wasteful farm policies
Emergency measures by governments helped keep food supply functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but agricultural policies continue to pour out subsidies inefficiently without encouraging sustainable production, according to new analysis from OECD....
21 June 2021
EFSA research sheds light on the sources of AMR in food production
New research from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) suggests that fertilizers and feed are among the leading sources of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food production. ...
20 June 2021
The digital divide risks leaving millions of rural families in poverty
The lack of digital infrastructure is slowing the flow of remittances, leaving millions of rural families across the globe in poverty says IFAD....
17 June 2021
Register now for the 2021 Animal Gut Health & Nutrition Summit
The Animal Gut Health & Nutrition Summit 2021 will be held in-person at the Hilton Hotel in Durham, North Carolina from 12 to 14 October. ...
How significant is the UK-Australia deal for UK agriculture?
The latest analysis from the AHDB's David Swales delves into the implications for food standards and farm animal welfare in the recently-agreed trade pact between the United Kingdom and Australia....
15 June 2021
Irish food and drinks sector posts promising export figures to UK in new report
Despite Brexit and COVID-19 identified amongst the top risks for the Irish food and drinks sector, 1 in 3 Irish businesses surveyed recorded an uplift in retail sales during COVID-19 and almost half of all Irish companies exporting to the UK anticipate...
14 June 2021
EU's agri-food trade surplus increased at start of 2021
In January and February 2021, the value of EU agri-food exports totalled €28.5 billion (a decrease of 6% compared to the same period in 2020), while the value of imports fell by 12.5% to reach €18.2 billion....
13 June 2021
Agricultural education can help bridge the STEM skills gap in the UK
Cross-industry organizations in the UK have met to discuss the role of agriculture as a solution to the STEM skills gap....
12 June 2021
UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
10 June 2021
FAO warns that global food import costs to surge 12% to record this year
Global food import costs are expected to rise 12% in 2021 to a record due to surging commodity prices and robust demand during the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations food agency said....
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