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24 September 2020
JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
How the UK can cut dairy emissions without cutting down on dairy consumption
Reducing the number of dairy cows across the UK doesn't have to mean less milk, cheese and yoghurt on grocery shelves. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
22 September 2020
New company to reduce cows’ methane using feed additive made from the seaweed
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors....
21 September 2020
Discovery of rare Roman cattle bones sheds new light on ancient farming
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat....
15 September 2020
UK Farming Minister sees progress on new environmental schemes
Victoria Prentis, the UK's Farming Minister, visits a Yorkshire farm to see how local environmental land management projects are delivering results for farmers and nature....
14 September 2020
EU farming unions stress the need to meet both climate commitments and food production goals
After the EU's Environmental Climate Law vote, Copa and Cogeca underline the importance of approaching climate adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction in a way that doesn't threaten food production. ...
12 September 2020
EU looks to boost organic farming sector as part of European Green Deal
The European Commission has recognised the role organic farming plays in achieving environmental and biodiversity targets, earmarking 25 percent of agricultural land to organic enterprises. ...
08 September 2020
NFU UK launches Farmvention to bring food and farming to classrooms
After the phenomenal success since its launch just two years ago, the NFU is opening its annual Farmvention competition to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom. This year the competition is focusing on the greatest global challenge of...
02 September 2020
Reducing nitrogen pollution from dairy production
Scientists at Aberystwyth University are leading a new international research project to find ways of reducing nitrogen pollution from dairy production....
01 September 2020
Farmers and ranchers across the US deliver letter to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
A letter signed by 2,130 farmers and ranchers was delivered to Congress to stress the impacts of the climate crisis on the agriculture sector and highlight the ways farmers can lead on climate solutions....
27 August 2020
Conservation Trust highlights the critical work UK farmers do to ensure biodiversity
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust urge policymakers to put working conservationists at the heart of the UK's conservation and greening policy. ...
NCBA and and sportsman groups enter conservation partnership
The NCBA and Public Lands Council (PLC) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Ducks Unlimited (DU) and Safari Club International (SCI) to highlight their commitment to conservation and sustainability. ...
25 August 2020
Does breed type influence methane emissions from cattle?
An Aberystwyth University study investigating the role of traditional and modern breeds of beef cattle in influencing methane emissions has been published in the journal PLOSONE....
23 August 2020
Australia's farmers union calls for net carbon zero by 2050
The National Farmers' Federation voices its support for the economy-wide goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...
21 August 2020
Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
20 August 2020
New study suggests that Poland could achieve climate neutrality by 2056
A new study from the Polish Economic Institute shows that Poland could become carbon neutral by 2056....
12 August 2020
UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. ...
11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
09 August 2020
26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
06 August 2020
California Incentives Spur Dairy Manure Methane Digester Developments
State incentives designed to help California’s dairy industry reduce methane emissions have led to a spike in the number of manure digester developments underway on California dairies. ...
UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
03 August 2020
Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
Brahman-type cattle may require less nitrogen, could reduce nitrogen emissions
A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow cattle producers to reduce the protein in cattle diets by allowing for precise...
30 July 2020
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
 
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