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28 November 2020
Researchers warn that emissions from industry, agriculture and forests endanger Paris climate goals
A new report suggests that multiple sectors in the global economy – from steel to soybeans – are slow to clean up their act to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius....
27 November 2020
EU launches its beef innovation network
New EU initiative seeks to connect European beef farmers and drive sustainability in the sector. ...
25 November 2020
UK cattle industry releases updated reports on cattle health and welfare
The GB Cattle and UK Sheep Health and Welfare Groups (CHAWG and SHAWG) have launched their final biennial industry reports, highlighting areas of focus to drive forward improvements in the health and welfare of cattle and sheep....
New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
23 November 2020
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
22 November 2020
Canada moves to reduce food waste with new initiative
Canada's Agriculture Minister has launched the first two streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge as part of the country's wider food policy. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day
Australians turned out in huge numbers on 20 November to celebrate National Agriculture Day....
19 November 2020
On-farm carbon footprinting now available in UK
The UK's Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will launch its first wave of on-farm carbon footprinting through its Farm Excellence network. ...
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
Chocolate milk: Sports drink of champions
It is the time of year when students are gearing up for the fall sports season. Whether playing football, volleyball or soccer, youth are practicing hard, sweating and burning many calories. ...
18 November 2020
US Agricultural Alliance releases transformative climate policy recommendations
Agriculture and environmental groups find ways that farmers, ranchers, forest owners and food sector can deliver and benefit from climate solutions....
17 November 2020
Copa and Cogeca call for decisive EU action and policy solutions to stabilise agricultural markets
Copa and Cogeca Presidents underline the importance of EU action and strong Common Agricultural Policy to stabilise markets and assist farmers during uncertain times....
16 November 2020
Major meat companies need to address environmental negligence claims before it harms the bottom line
Consultancy firm GlobalData says that JBS, BRF and other meat manufacturers need to address environmental negligence claims before retailers cut ties altogether. ...
14 November 2020
Sustainable farming practices could save Mediterranean soils
A team from the Diverfarming project has shown the efficacy of sustainable management of the soil in avoiding erosion and runoff, above all in intense rainfall events....
13 November 2020
UK Farming Roundtable urges government to deliver Brexit certainty
With less than eight weeks before the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Farming Roundtable has stressed the critical importance of getting new agricultural policy right in the devolved nations....
Public banks encouraged to share funding fairly, as data shows that poor farmers are receiving little financial help
As the world's 450 public development banks held their first summit this week, committing to put the global economy on a greener and more resilient path, data showed poor communities hit hard by climate change are receiving little financial help....
NFU heralds The Agriculture Act as the start of a new era for British food and farming
The NFU has hailed the introduction of the Agriculture Act as a "landmark moment" for post-Brexit farming, marking more than two years of campaigning to improve the Act....
12 November 2020
UK passes sweeping agriculture legislation
The UK's transformative Agriculture Bill has become law and vows to reward environmentally-conscious farmers and land managers who produce "public goods"....
11 November 2020
Brazil’s meatpackers face on-going sustainability issues
Socially conscious investors rank Brazil’s meatpacking giants JBS and BRF as “medium” risk and Minerva as “high” risk, saying that the firms have yet to address key sustainability issues....
09 November 2020
US NFU vows to work with incoming administration on key priorities
The National Farmers Union is ready to work with the incoming Biden administration to strengthen rural communities and the US food system. ...
Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
Steering towards grazing fields
It makes sense that a 1,200 pound Angus cow would place quite a lot of pressure on the ground on which it walks. But a new study shows that even these heavy beasts can’t do much to compact common soils — if they’re grazed responsibly....
07 November 2020
Landowners and farmers are key when addressing the UK's environmental crisis
New research from ecological consultancy EPR finds that despite delays in the UK's environmental legislation, farmers can begin environmental recovery efforts by taking advantage of existing incentive scheme. ...
04 November 2020
US NFU slams Trump administration's exit from Paris Climate Agreement
The US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is "shameful", says National Farmers Union. ...
UK begins consultations on use of fertilisers in effort to cut ammonia emissions
The government has launched a consultation seeking views on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers used for growing plants and crops....
UK publishes new details of Basic Payment Scheme for farmers
The UK's Rural Payments Agency has published the new Basic Payment Scheme entitlement values and greening rates. ...
02 November 2020
UK strengthens Trade and Agriculture Commission ahead of Brexit
The British Veterinary Association welcomes stronger legal remit for the Trade and Agriculture Commission....
 
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