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17 May 2019
Reducing Disaster Risks in Agriculture a Win-win for Small-scale Farmers
GLOBAL - Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks, according to a new FAO study released this week....
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. ...
15 May 2019
Producing Food Whilst Preserving Biodiversity
GERMANY - In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas...
10 May 2019
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...
09 May 2019
Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
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....
07 May 2019
Events Help Create Demand for US Beef in Shanghai’s Foodservice Sector
CHINA - Working to build demand for US beef in the Chinese foodservice sector, USMEF participated in the Shanghai Nissei Food Show and sponsored a media reception celebrating a catering company’s anniversary of serving US beef. ...
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)....
Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
GLOBAL - The financial risks and costs associated with food safety are increasing and food suppliers will face continued increases in food safety costs over the coming years....
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
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....
29 April 2019
Farm Events Aim to Increase Pasture Profitability
UK - Three beef and lamb producers involved in the GrassCheckGB project will host grassland management events in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures....
22 April 2019
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
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...
Thought leaders emphasise beef cattle health, well-being for sustainable development of the industry
Monheim, Germany & Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 10th April 2019 – Bayer brought together global thought leaders in beef cattle health and management to share the latest in research and innovation at its 2nd International Beef Symposium in Ribeirão Preto,...
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...
15 March 2019
IFA: Disastrous Scenario if Tariff Regime is Imposed on Irish Food Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the tariff regime in the event of a no deal Brexit would be a disastrous scenario for Irish farmers....
14 March 2019
Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
06 March 2019
NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
04 March 2019
Industry Rallies to Highlight Credentials of Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s red meat industry is rallying behind a brand new "Know Your Beef" campaign in a united push back against misinformation which will highlight the credentials of Scotch Beef PGI....
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
NFU19: Taking UK Red Meat Global
UK - Livestock farmers sized-up the international marketplace during the sector’s NFU Conference breakout session....
African opinion leaders joined Ceva’s ReproSymp to boost cattle productivity and narrow the gap in growing need for meat and milk in Africa
With Africa’s population predicted to grow from 810 million in 2000, to 4.5 billion by 2100 [2], improved methods of livestock production are seen as an important factor in the bid to meet the growing demand for safe and sustainable protein in diets....
18 February 2019
50 UK farms selected in GrassCheckGB initiative
UK - 50 farms from England, Scotland and Wales have been selected as pilot farmers in GrassCheckGB – the new initiative aiming to help all farmers across Great Britain improve grassland productivity and pasture utilisation....
22 January 2019
US Shutdown Restricts Beef Market Visibility
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall....
Trade’s Importance to US Agriculture Major Focus at Convention
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week...
 
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