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26 October 2021
Australia's NFF hits back against "anti livestock agenda" ahead of COP26
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson is hitting back against the "anti livestock agenda" in the background of the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. ...
MEPs make further progress on Farm to Fork strategy
Members of the European Parliament are presenting plans to revamp the EU's food systems, to produce healthier food, shore up food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce farming's environmental footprint. ...
18 October 2021
US redoubles efforts to monitor carbon levels in soil with $10 million investment
The USDA has launched the first phase of soil carbon monitoring efforts through an initiative with the Conservation Reserve Program....
16 October 2021
How can we ensure that everyone has enough healthy food?
Researchers at Wageningen University are identifying ways for the global community to ensure that everyone has sufficient and healthy food in every corner of the world. ...
13 October 2021
24 countries join global methane pact ahead of COP26
Two dozen countries have joined a US- and EU-led effort to slash methane emissions 30% by 2030, giving the emerging global partnership momentum ahead of its launch at the UN climate summit in Glasgow later this month....
12 October 2021
"Farmers want Kyoto ledger squared," says Australia's NFF
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson says while Australian farmers continue to lead the world in improved sustainability and emissions reduction it is time to address the inequities of the past....
11 October 2021
Queens University researchers trial willow as climate-friendly feed
In the run up to Cop26, scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating a range of sustainable, natural resources with potential to greatly reduce agricultural emissions – by as much as 50%....
Australia rejigs its Emissions Reduction Fund methods for 2022
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the government's new Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) method priorities, saying that they allow farmers to adopt a "whole of farm approach" when addressing agricultural emissions....
08 October 2021
Audit finds that JBS purchased over 300,000 cattle from “irregular” farms in the Amazon
A 2020 audit of JBS reveals that the meat processor bought 301,000 cattle , nearly one third of their supply, from ranches with “irregularities” such as illegal deforestation....
US Congress Democrats target palm oil, beef trade in deforestation bill
Democrats in the US Congress are set to unveil legislation to reduce illegal deforestation globally by restricting the trade of certain agricultural commodities, such as palm oil and cattle, produced with those methods....
How livestock might be the secret to restoring our soil
Allan Savory tells a story about the time a bull rhino wandered into his camp while he (Allan, not the rhino) was taking a bath....
07 October 2021
Brazil’s environment minister hopes to boost image at COP26
Brazil, under fire for failing to stop destruction of the Amazon rainforest, plans to show the world at next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that it can fight climate change while remaining a top agricultural powerhouse, says...
Danish farmers required to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Denmark's agricultural and forestry sector must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% and 65% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels, a majority in parliament agreed....
06 October 2021
UK farmers call for urgent review of government's Future Farming program
The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for a review of Defra's future farming program for England as recent labor and supply chain shocks make reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) more daunting....
04 October 2021
Regenerative agriculture Is transforming Heifer Ranch into the Garden of Eden
Whenever she can, Donna Kilpatrick rises before the sun and makes her way to the low-lying cattle pastures along the Fourche La Fave River at Heifer Ranch. It has become one of her favorite ways to start a day....
FACA welcomes new USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture initiative
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) is encouraged by USDA’s announcement inviting proposals to advance voluntary climate-smart farming and forestry practices....
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. ...
28 September 2021
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. ...
24 September 2021
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....
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....
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....
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. ...
02 September 2021
US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
30 August 2021
Drought-struck Brazil expects September rainfall well below average
Rainfall in key energy-producing regions of drought-struck Brazil is likely to remain well below average in September....
Brazil’s indigenous people protest ahead of crucial land ruling
Indigenous groups in Brazil are demonstrating against a Supreme Court ruling that could leave lands previously held by the tribes open to agricultural development....
29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
25 August 2021
Additional 2.8 million acres of US farmland go to the Conservation Reserve Program
The US has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021....
24 August 2021
Slaves to deforestation: Labor abuses fuel Brazil's Amazon destruction
When labor inspectors arrived in a rural area of the Brazilian Amazon state of Para in late June, they expected to rescue illegal loggers working in slavery-like conditions. But the trees were already cut down and the loggers gone....
 
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