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20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
13 September 2017
Hunan Pursues Greener Agriculture
CHINA - Central China's Hunan province is pursuing a greener agriculture through transformation and upgrading of its livestock and poultry industry, according to a waste to resource meeting held in Changsha county on 5 September....
11 August 2017
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
26 July 2017
Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
28 June 2017
Farmers, Livestock Producers Applaud Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday made an announcement that it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water....
23 June 2017
Call for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agri Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
22 June 2017
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
19 June 2017
Global Diet, Farming Methods 'Must Change for Environment's Sake,' Says Study
GLOBAL - Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a new study says....
14 June 2017
Livestock Producers Support Nomination of Bodine to Key EPA Enforcement Post
US - On Monday (12 June), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council sent a letter to US Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) urging them to support the nomination of Susan Bodine to be the Environmental...
30 May 2017
Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
26 May 2017
Call for Congress to Address 'Sue and Settle' Abuse
US - If family ranching operations and rural economies are going to survive another generation, Congress must address the problem of so-called "sue and settle" abuse. That’s the message that Darcy Helmick, Land Manager for Simplot Land & Livestock,...
25 May 2017
Tyson Teams Up with World Resources Institute on Environmental Goals
US - As part of its deeper commitment to sustainable food production, Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced a collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop industry leading, science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) and outcome-based water conservation...
24 May 2017
AHDB: Download the New RB209 Today
UK - The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions....
23 May 2017
Research Suggests Eating Beans Instead of Beef Would Sharply Reduce GHGs
US - A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
17 May 2017
Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations....
15 May 2017
Researchers Develop Low-tech Method for Environmental Sampling of Campylobacter
UK - A team of researchers from the United Kingdom has developed a novel method for assessing human/pathogen interactions in the natural environment, using citizen scientists wearing boot socks over their shoes during walks in the countryside. In the...
Trump Declares War on Environmental Regulations
US - Under the Trump administration, budgets are being cut and regulatory powers curtailed for federal bodies across the board – but none more so than the Environmental Protection Agency. What does this mean for US farmers and producers? Rachel Lane...
11 May 2017
Livestock Industry Shines Spotlight on Use of Grazing to Prevent Wildfires
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today kicked off a media and advertising campaign that will shine a spotlight on how grazing on public lands helps to mitigate the risk of catastrophic wildfires – the leading...
Sampling Organic Materials Effectively
UK - Two videos from AHDB demonstrate how to sample slurries and farmyard manures (FYM) for nutritional profiling....
10 May 2017
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA’s Water Rule Outreach
US - Yesterday, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to collaborate closely with governors regarding revision of the Waters of the United States rule....
09 May 2017
IFA Meets Canadian Cattlemen's Association on Beef
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with a delegation from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canadian Meat Council in Dublin this week to discuss a range of issues on beef including trade, standards,...
Right R&D Investments 'Good Bets' for Climate, Economies, Say Researchers
GLOBAL - Investing in new ways of utility-scale electricity storage and capturing carbon to store underground should be a priority for governments aiming to meet the greenhouse gas and 'green energy' targets set out in the Paris Agreement despite shrinking...
05 May 2017
Edible Insects Could Play Key Role in Cutting Harmful Emissions
UK - Eating insects instead of beef could help tackle climate change by reducing harmful emissions linked to livestock production, research suggests....
25 April 2017
Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
21 April 2017
Better Way to Predict Environmental Impacts of Ag Production
US - Consumer goods companies often rely on life-cycle assessments (LCA) to figure out the potential consequences of how they design products and source ingredients. This kind of assessment, while sophisticated, often lacks detail about how the products...
 
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