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21 September 2021
9th Circuit vacates factory farms permit for Idaho
A federal appeals court on Thursday tossed a water permit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Idaho for factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), citing deficiencies in its environmental monitoring requirements....
10 September 2021
Carbon sequestration a positive aspect of beef cattle grazing grasslands
Beef cattle grazing on grass pastures might not be the first thing people think of when discussing the subject of combatting greenhouse gas emissions, but it is an agricultural practice providing significant dividends to the effort....
07 September 2021
Grazing large herbivores can help reduce wildfire risks
Grazing large herbivores can be an effective way to prevent and mitigate wildfires, especially in areas facing land abandonment. ...
02 September 2021
US NFU weighs in on WOTUS rule re-write
The National Farmers Union has told the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers that farmers needs and concerns must be heard as the Waters of the US rule is re-written. ...
30 August 2021
Drought-struck Brazil expects September rainfall well below average
Rainfall in key energy-producing regions of drought-struck Brazil is likely to remain well below average in September....
Brazil’s indigenous people protest ahead of crucial land ruling
Indigenous groups in Brazil are demonstrating against a Supreme Court ruling that could leave lands previously held by the tribes open to agricultural development....
29 August 2021
Coalition urges US Congress to prioritize climate solutions for agriculture in budget reconciliation
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and 62 other farming, environmental and rural development organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for a strong reconciliation package that prioritizes climate-friendly farming. ...
25 August 2021
Additional 2.8 million acres of US farmland go to the Conservation Reserve Program
The US has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in 2021....
24 August 2021
Slaves to deforestation: Labor abuses fuel Brazil's Amazon destruction
When labor inspectors arrived in a rural area of the Brazilian Amazon state of Para in late June, they expected to rescue illegal loggers working in slavery-like conditions. But the trees were already cut down and the loggers gone....
22 August 2021
"Brexit has left farmers in fear for their futures"
A post in The Conversation by Yorkshire-based farmer Peter Gittins has outlined the stresses and uncertainty facing UK agriculture as the country overhauls its subsidy regime....
20 August 2021
Australia launches new smart energy guide for farmers
Australia's National Farmers Federation has partnered with Energy Efficiency Council to launch new guide on smart energy management....
17 August 2021
Canadian farmers can get federal support to reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resilience
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched a call for proposals for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, a new fund under Agricultural Climate Solutions....
16 August 2021
Livestock interest group talks long-term resilience of EU beef sector
In late June, Europe’s BovINE network hosted a public meeting to discuss the sustainability of European beef farming, writes Melanie Epp, who covered the event for The Cattle Site. ...
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon edges down but remains high under Bolsonaro
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell 10% in July from a year earlier, after four straight monthly increases, but destruction remains far higher than before President Jair Bolsonaro took office....
14 August 2021
Low Carbon Agriculture: cutting through the noise to support the farming transition
The UK's Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition....
13 August 2021
US cattle industry commits to climate neutrality by 2040
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) solidified US cattle ranchers’ commitment to environmental, economic and social sustainability with the release of US cattle industry sustainability goals....
11 August 2021
Research shows that regenerative farming can deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity
A regenerative beef grazing system being tested by FAI Farms, in conjunction with McDonalds UK & Ireland, offers significant potential to deliver environmental benefits while maintaining productivity, suggests the latest US and UK trial work....
Latest IPCC report makes for "sobering reading", say's Australia's NFF
Despite the grim headlines generated by the latest IPCC report, National Farmers' Federation CEO Tony Mahar says that Australian farmers continue to lead the way in cutting emissions....
JBS joins COP26 Race to Zero Brazil summits
JBS CEO calls for COP26 to recognize that Brazilian agriculture is a key part of the climate solution....
10 August 2021
New guide showcases the benefits of tree planting for beef and dairy sector
RSPCA Assured has launched a new online tree planting guide for the ruminant sector, aimed at benefiting livestock and helping to contribute to net zero emissions on farms....
American Farm Bureau Federation voices support for infrastructure legislation
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has sent a letter to all 100 US senators to highlight its support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ...
09 August 2021
UN climate report finds that cutting methane is essential for the planet’s survival
In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. But in the most recent UN climate report, researchers are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas...
05 August 2021
CME Group launches first trades of Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures have launched and are available for trading. ...
04 August 2021
Functional Feeds and Matters of Taste: Research Insights on Feed and Palatability for Ruminants
Selko, the Feed Additive brand of Trouw Nutrition, Nutreco’s animal nutrition division, is sharing research on the role that the source of trace mineral plays in helping or harming feed palatability. Palatability research in swine and ruminants has...
03 August 2021
Climate change reducing farm profits by 23% in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report examines the effects of recent and possible future changes in climate on the profitability of Australian farms....
19 July 2021
Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
18 July 2021
New study shows that setting ambitious green farming standards can lead to higher environmental benefits
A study published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission shows how the choices farmers make to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment....
15 July 2021
Farmer-owned biogas plant showcases Canada's push for clean agtech
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, was on site at Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick, the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec, to highlight an investment of up to $758,243,...
 
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