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21 May 2018
Huge Opportunities for Farmer-to-farmer Learning This Summer
UK - UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer....
17 May 2018
QMS Unveils Focused Five Year Strategy, Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisation tasked with promoting some of Scotland’s most iconic food brands, Quality Meat Scotland, has this week (Wednesday, 16 May 2018) unveiled a new strategy and vision for the five-year period to 2023....
16 May 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Unveils New Environmental Strategy
NEW ZEALAND - A new blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
Frictionless Trade with EU Vital for UK Livestock Sector, Say Farming Unions
UK - Livestock representatives from farming unions in all parts of the UK attended a meeting in Edinburgh last week, hosted by NFU Scotland. Top of the agenda for the representatives was the on-going uncertainty over the UK Governments policy for post-Brexit...
15 May 2018
Changing Cities' Food Systems to Help Reduce Carbon Emissions
US - Many US cities and states are looking for ways to slash greenhouse gas emissions, including cap-and-trade programs, building-efficiency regulations, and boosting public transit and renewable energy sources....
11 May 2018
Beef Industry Addresses Consumer Concerns About Environment, Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Beef producers are using innovation to address rising pressures from environmental and animal activists about how the industry operates....
10 May 2018
Meaty Social Media Merger for 'The Scotch Kitchen'
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has merged its consumer-facing social media platforms to further strengthen The Scotch Kitchen, as its lead social media channel, promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands....
03 May 2018
Tyson Ventures Announces Investment in Future Meat Technologies
ISRAEL - Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Fortune 100 company, and one of the world’s largest food producers....
02 May 2018
New Origin Brand Unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas has been unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
01 May 2018
Food Origin Labelling Boost for Local Economies, Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new study has found that food products linked to their place of origin are economically and socially beneficial to rural areas and promote sustainable development....
IFA Says Future of Irish Farming Depends on CAP Increase
EU - Ahead of Wednesday’s EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said all Irish political representatives should row in strongly behind the campaign for an increase in the CAP Budget, which is crucial for the future...
30 April 2018
B+L NZ on Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Low Emissions Economy
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing...
27 April 2018
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
17 April 2018
NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
Cattle Artificial Insemination Programme Begins
ZIMBABWE - The livestock artificial insemination programme has kicked off in Matabeleland South Province with at least 2500 animals being targeted under the initiative aimed at improving the quality of herd in the province....
12 April 2018
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
05 April 2018
Tyson Foods Sets 2M Acre Land Stewardship Target
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has committed to support improved environmental practices on two million acres of corn by the end of 2020. It is the largest-ever land stewardship commitment by a US protein company and supports Tyson Foods’ recently announced...
NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
26 March 2018
UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
23 March 2018
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
Achieving Healthy, Climate-friendly, Affordable Diets in India
INDIA - New research led by IIASA researcher Narasimha Rao has shown how it might be possible to reduce micro-nutrient deficiencies in India in an affordable way whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions....
IFA Accuses EU Trade Commissioner of Naivety in Mercosur Negotiations
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is extremely naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU, especially with regard to meeting EU standards on...
Study Reveals Being Top Carnivores No Reason for HK to Celebrate
HONG KONG - A recent study by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission found each person in Hong Kong eats on an average about 102 kilograms of meat a year; surprisingly this is more than either Europeans or North Americans....
21 March 2018
Environmentally Friendly Cattle Production a Reality
US - Three hundred years ago, enormous herds of bison, antelope and elk roamed North America, and the land was pristine and the water clean....
NFU Response to UK, EU Agreed-upon Terms for Brexit Transition Period
UK & EU - The NFU has given a cautious welcome to details of a 21-month transitional period as part of the agreement to the UK leaving the EU...
19 March 2018
Cargill Canadian Beef Sustainability Pilot Yields Positive Q1 Results
CANADA - The first three months of Cargill’s Canadian beef sustainability pilot project yielded encouraging results, proving the model works and demonstrating significant potential to scale the program to deliver a greater volume of certified sustainable...
NFU Welcomes PM’s Ambition to Deliver Successful Farming Policy
UK - The NFU President has welcomed last week's (14 March) comments from the Prime Minister which acknowledged the ‘historic opportunity’ the government has to deliver a farming policy that will work for the whole food industry...
13 March 2018
Organic Livestock Standards Rule Withdrawn to Detriment of Family Farmers, Organic Label
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday withdrew the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, a set of standards that organic producers would have had to meet to qualify for the voluntary organic label for livestock...
 
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