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16 May 2019
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
10 May 2019
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
08 May 2019
Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
30 April 2019
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
16 April 2019
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand
GLOBAL - Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. ...
09 April 2019
New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
02 April 2019
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
25 February 2019
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
21 February 2019
Oxford Study Says Climate-friendly Labriculture Depends on Energy Revolution
UK - Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found....
18 January 2019
IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
14 December 2018
Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
12 December 2018
NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA's New Clean Water Rule Proposal
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. ...
07 December 2018
NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
04 December 2018
Maple Leaf Joins Global CEOs to Urge Greater Action on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Maple Leaf Foods reinforced its commitment to environmental leadership as one of 50 major global businesses, and the only protein company, which have published an open letter to the world's governments urging greater collaboration in the fight...
26 November 2018
Important Step Towards Measuring, Managing & Monitoring Beef, Lamb's Environmental Credentials
UK - Three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to pave the way for a sustainability framework for livestock production in Great Britain....
21 November 2018
Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
19 November 2018
Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
02 November 2018
AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
17 October 2018
IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
 
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