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08 April 2021
2020 a “dire” year for Amazon deforestation, says new data
Deforestation in the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, rose by 17% last year, with wildfires, agriculture and logging as the main sources....
07 April 2021
Land management strategies could be the key to cutting climate emissions
New research that assessed 12 different strategies for reducing climate emissions from beef production found that using improved ranching management practices could lead to a 50% reduction in emissions in some regions....
USDA enrolls 5 million acres of land in conservation effort
The USDA and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland....
Unlocking the potential of Kyrgyzstan’s livestock sector
Agriculture is the leading employment sector in Kyrgyzstan and it boasts 9.1 million hectares of pasture, but its beef and dairy sectors have languished since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 – Azis Kyrgyzbaev explains why....
04 April 2021
New report shows that LEAF Marque businesses are leading the transition to climate-friendly farming
Global sustainable farming organization, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has released its latest Global Impacts Report, showing that businesses that embrace the LEAF Marque certification are delivering sustainable, climate positive farming and...
01 April 2021
Editorial - why US farmers are worried about Bill Gates (and other non-farming land owners)
In a blogpost from the US National Farmers Union, Hannah Packman explains why farming communities are growing wary of farmland moving into non-farming ownership....
Leading UK ag college wants to create sustainable farming school
Harper Adams University hopes to launch the UK's first School of Sustainable Food and Farming....
26 March 2021
New research finds potential emissions reductions for HydroGreen's hydroponic fodder system
CubicFarm Systems, a Canadian agricultural technology company, announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen Inc, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed....
25 March 2021
Brazil's JBS pledges net zero greenhouse emissions by 2040
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has committed to zeroing the balance of its global greenhouse gas emissions by 2040....
24 March 2021
The PFLA celebrates 10 years of advocacy
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), a strong and diverse community of farmers, butchers, conservationists, academics and consumers, which champions the regenerative role of ruminant grazing animals and the grazed pastures that evolved alongside...
Canada encourages farmers to adopt climate-smart practices
Canada's farmers on on the front lines of worsening climate impacts - so adopting best practices and climate-smart policies is the best way to become resilient. ...
22 March 2021
Cows with no access to outside may have damaged emotional wellbeing
Allowing dairy cattle to access pasture can promote natural behaviour and improve their health. However, the psychological benefits are poorly understood....
16 March 2021
FACA members testify on opportunities to tackle climate change in US Senate hearing
Four members of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance told a US Senate hearing how the farming community can help deliver on climate targets....
14 March 2021
UK's organic farmers raise concerns about future of ag sector and potential trade deals
Roger Kerr, CEO of Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), has penned an open letter in response to the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission report....
12 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: cattle herds increase across the globe
Cattle herds in Latin America, China and Australia are growing while Ukraine's livestock market continues to decline. ...
UK unveils new sustainable farming initiative
The UK is inviting farmers to take the first step towards a greener future by participating in the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive. ...
09 March 2021
UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
03 March 2021
How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
24 February 2021
McDonald’s: Regenerative grazing for resilient beef farms
McDonald’s UK and FAI Farms Ltd pioneer Adaptive Multi-Paddock Grazing (AMP) to build soil, reduce inputs, increase biodiversity and farm resilience....
19 February 2021
Research suggests that 100% pasture-fed beef is a source of omega-3
A research paper just published in the scientific journal Future Foods suggests that certified grass-fed beef could be recognised legally as a "source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids", following work carried out at Newcastle University....
13 February 2021
The UK's improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements
Farmers and land managers across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements to help them protect and improve the natural environment....
10 February 2021
Germinal and Aberystwyth University join forces to help farmers achieve net zero climate goal
Germinal’s new research team embedded at Aberystwyth University brings together a unique collaboration of science and agriculture to address climate challenges and enhance agricultural productivity....
09 February 2021
Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
08 February 2021
COWS warns cattle farmers to not let liver fluke catch them out
The Control of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) group has issued guidance for cattle farmers on how they can keep liver fluke at bay. ...
29 January 2021
Saskatchewan invests $7.5 million in livestock forage research
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage-related research via the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF). ...
28 January 2021
Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
US farm groups cautiously welcome renewed federal action on climate change
President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders to address the mounting challenge of climate change; farm groups like the NFU and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) stress that farmer input is critical for climate success. ...
27 January 2021
Paddock grazing helps utilise grass growth during drought
Since introducing paddock grazing to their organic unit at Oakwood Mill near Selkirk in 2010, Giles and Alison Henry have, as a result, increased stock numbers and grazing potential by 30% across 110 hectares (ha)....
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