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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....
US beef exports continue on their upward trajectory
Newly-released data from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) shows that April's beef exports continued to build momentum after breaking records in March 2021. ...
09 June 2021
Nuffield Farming report explores nutritional strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock
Veterinary Surgeon and Trouw Nutrition Ireland Technical Manager Mark Little NSch 2019 has published his Nuffield Farming report titled "Feeding for Heath – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance", sponsored by The Thomas Henry Foundation....
ADM throws its weight behind the Genesis Consortium to support sustainability start-ups
ADM joins the Genesis Consortium to promote next-generation start-ups that drive advancements in sustainability, nutrition, health and wellness....
AHDB analyses the impact Argentina's beef export ban has on the UK
In mid-May, Argentina’s president imposed a 30-day ban on beef exports from the country, intended to manage domestic supply availability and price inflation....
08 June 2021
New research shows how temperate grassland beef provides key nutrients for human health – and could help reassess its environmental impact
New research has demonstrated how beef from temperate grassland systems provides key nutrients for human health – and how this data could help reassess beef’s and other proteins’ environmental impact....
07 June 2021
Australia Institute responds to ag-sector criticisms of its latest emissions report
In response to the Australian farming sector's criticism of the Banking on Australia's Emissions report, Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Australia Institute, explains that the report is not an indictment of the agriculture...
New data from Defra shows increased growth of UK organic sector
Provisional 2020 organic farming statistics released by Defra reveal reasons to be optimistic about the future of the organic sector, with the overall UK land currently in conversion increasing significantly by 12%....
06 June 2021
UK agriculture is relearning what it forgot
The agricultural sector is returning to knowledge from more than a century ago, but with updated science and technology, says a co-author of The Agricultural Notebook....
04 June 2021
FAO’s world food price index surges to new highs in May
World food prices rose in May to their highest level since 2011, growing at their fastest monthly rate in more than a decade....
Mealworm protein proves as beneficial as milk protein in new research
Insect proteins offer the best of both worlds: extremely sustainable and great quality protein, according to a Maastricht University study. ...
Production cuts loom as feed costs rise
The UK dairy industry could be set for a reduction in milk volumes as dairy farmers respond to rising feed costs....
01 June 2021
2021 GRSB Meeting: Increasing Production while Protecting the Planet
With the impacts of a global pandemic still reverberating and the concerns of climate change weighing on the beef sector, sustainable beef is becoming a more urgent topic of discussion in the industry, writes Timothy Wier for The Cattle Site. ...
Survey data shows that UK public believes food imports should meet its high domestic standards
Nearly eight in ten Brits believe that imported food should meet the same animal welfare and environmental standards as food produced in the UK according to a new ComRes survey. ...
31 May 2021
What is the EU prioritising in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit?
Though the European Union has recently been focusing on negotiations over CAP reform, the bloc will also participate in the UN Food Systems Summit in September. What are its priorities? ...
New tools to define previously overlooked immune cells in cattle open avenues for treating disease
In a collaborative study, scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified new immune cells in cattle, called mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells....
28 May 2021
Can the US ag sector go green?
A new report finds that US agriculture can lead the fight against climate change if farmers are given the right incentives. ...
UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
27 May 2021
Iowa State to test smart manure spreader at research farms
A new precision manure application system being tested at Iowa State's research farm can easily integrate with other smart farming equipment. ...
26 May 2021
Iowa State's research farms boast new smart feeding system
Iowa State's research farms are embracing smart feed systems and new precision farming technologies, putting innovation to work for farms in the future. ...
NFF fires back at negative Australia Institute report
National Farmers Federation CEO Tony Mahar is drawing attention to the Australia Institute's latest report, saying that the think tank is downplaying the role of agriculture in the fight against climate change. ...
BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is gearing up for a new decade of animal welfare improvements through higher food industry standards....
25 May 2021
Oxitec takes on growing cattle tick challenges
Oxitec, leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease and harm livestock, has launched a new program with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target the growing challenge of cattle ticks....
24 May 2021
UN bodies set up “One Health” panel to advise on animal disease risks
The World Health Organization and three other international bodies have formed a team of experts to help develop a global plan to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans....
Attention agri-tech start-ups: entries now open for Tesco's Agri T-Jam 2021
The Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021 competition is accepting entries and will connect agri-tech innovators with the leading UK retailer's supply chain....
21 May 2021
These nine ground-breaking innovations could transform South America's agriculture sector
The Animal AgTech South America Summit, being held virtually from 30 June to 1 July, will showcase the latest innovations in livestock farming, including offerings from nine start-ups that could transform the industry....
EU farming organizations call for a comprehensive impact strategy for the Farm to Fork strategy
Farming unions and cooperatives from multiple agriculture sectors have issued a joint statement drawing attention to the lack of analysis for the EU's Farm to Fork Strategy a year after its publication....
20 May 2021
Many everyday foods linked to illegal deforestation, says new research
Nearly 70% of tropical forests cleared for cattle ranching and crops such as soybeans and palm oil were deforested illegally between 2013 and 2019, a new study shows, warning of the impact on global efforts to fight climate change....
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