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25 February 2020
NFU tackles misinformation on climate change with its livestock “myth buster” fact sheet
The NFU will publish a livestock fact sheet on livestock and the environment to help farmers counteract misinformation and public misunderstanding of the sector....
24 February 2020
LWR awarded Brazilian patent for their triple-bottom-line approach to manure treatment
Brazil’s agriculture sector booms as LWR prepares to enter this market with a new patent. ...
22 February 2020
Sustainability front of mind at recent farmer event
Pickstock Telford has opened the gates to their development farm, Brongain, as they collaborate with Rea Valley Tractors to hold their livestock working demonstration day showcasing machinery capable of improving on-farm efficiencies....
21 February 2020
USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
19 February 2020
NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
17 February 2020
Regenerative farming – how farmers can make the transition
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain explores how farmers can embrace regenerative agriculture to ensure long-term productivity, profitability and ecosystem biodiversity....
New study suggests that cows fed on spent grain release less methane
Emerging research from Belgium indicates that cows fed spent grains produced while brewing beer produce 13 percent less methane....
13 February 2020
Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
11 February 2020
Improved Countryside Stewardship Scheme Opens for 2021 Agreements
The application window for the Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme has opened today, providing the chance for more farmers and land managers to get ready for the future and be paid for environmental work....
07 February 2020
Manure Innovation Challenge final pitches at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco
The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will host the final of the Manure Innovation Challenge, organised by The Yield Lab Institute for early-stage companies to advance innovative manure-management technologies....
04 February 2020
New Alltech IFM laboratory opens at Harper Adams University to evaluate digestibility of ruminant rations in Europe
Development of more rumen-friendly rations to mitigate both environmental and physical feed waste can be achieved with Alltech IFM, a unique tool to support diet formulation....
31 January 2020
How UK Conservatives are protecting the farming sector after Brexit
In this podcast, ffinlo Costain sits down with Sam Hall, the Director of the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), to discuss the network’s plans for the UK’s food production, agricultural land use and the environmental opportunities arising from...
29 January 2020
NFU to Lead Rally in Effort to Back Future of British Farming
UK - Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal...
24 January 2020
Rule Provides Clearer Definition of 'Waters of the United States'
US - In a final rule released today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers revised its definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act....
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
New Look QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Standards Launched
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revamped its cattle & sheep assurance standards, making them more user friendly, with simple easy to read content that clearly explains each standard and its importance....
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
10 January 2020
NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
09 January 2020
QMS Kicks off 2020 by Celebrating Meat with Integrity
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this month putting Meat with Integrity back at the forefront of consumers’ minds as it relaunches its campaign to raise awareness of the quality and provenance of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially...
08 January 2020
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
24 December 2019
NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
17 December 2019
The Guardian Publishes 'Peak Meat' Article; NFU Writes in Response
UK - Last week, The Guardian published an article about a warning from scientists on the need for livestock production to reach its peak by 2030 in order to tackle the climate crisis....
16 December 2019
NFU Urges Govt to Ensure Sustainable, Ambitious Future for British Food Production
UK - In response to the General Election result, NFU President Minette Batters said that the NFU intends to start working with the new government and parliament straight away to ensure all areas of Westminster and Whitehall understand and value the importance...
29 November 2019
British Red Meat Production Part of Solution to Climate Crisis, Universities Hear
UK - Sourcing British, climate-friendly beef and lamb can play an important role in tackling the climate crisis – that’s the take-home message from the NFU’s meeting with the country’s universities this week....
28 November 2019
Open Letter from AHDB, QMS and HCC on Airing of BBC1 Programme
UK - This week, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), in conjunction with AHDB and HCC, expressed displeasure at the BBC 1 programme entitled "‘Meat: A Threat to our Planet" in a letter....
27 November 2019
Danish Crown Introduces New Climate-friendly Packaging for Foodservice
DENMARK - From Thursday, 28 November, customers at Dagrofa Foodservice in Denmark and the 29 S-Wholesale stores across the country will find that the minced beef packages have changed from the classic black tray to a tubular packaging without oxygen....
BBC Documentary Shows Why Food Standards Must Be Upheld in Future Trade Deals, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - The four UK farming union Presidents have responded to the BBC’s documentary "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
 
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