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06 August 2020
UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future
Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company....
03 August 2020
Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
Brahman-type cattle may require less nitrogen, could reduce nitrogen emissions
A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow cattle producers to reduce the protein in cattle diets by allowing for precise...
30 July 2020
Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
29 July 2020
Nordea sheds €40 million of JBS shares, citing poor environmental and health and safety record
Nordea Asset Management has dropped shares of JBS SA worth about €40 million for all of its funds in July based on the company’s environmental record and response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
28 July 2020
UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
23 July 2020
Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
16 July 2020
NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
15 July 2020
New studies link rise in global methane emissions to oil, gas and agriculture
Two new studies show that US oil and gas drilling, along with global agricultural production, are driving up worldwide emissions of methane....
14 July 2020
Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
08 July 2020
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
07 July 2020
How to manage rights of way on farmland
What UK landowners need to know about rights of way on their land. ...
25 June 2020
US NFU advocates for carbon markets
NFU President Rob Larew testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, saying that carbon markets contribute to the financial and environmental stability of family farm agriculture. ...
24 June 2020
UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
22 June 2020
Liming can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving grassland productivity
Emerging research in Johnstown Castle, Ireland has shown that increasing soil pH by liming caused a significant reduction in nitrous oxide emissions and increased grassland productivity. ...
20 June 2020
JBS reports on its $368 million investment in global sustainability initiatives for 2019
Meat packing giant JBS claims to have made significant investments across four key sustainability pillars including environmental stewardship, responsible procurement, animal welfare and social responsibility....
10 June 2020
UK commercial farming can deliver on sustainability pledges if given the chance
A new report examining the role of commercial agriculture in the UK says it has the potential to solve sustainability challenges, generate employment and boost the post-pandemic economy....
05 June 2020
EU farmland biodiversity continues to decline despite policy efforts
EU auditors report that despite specific CAP measures, biodiversity on EU farmland continues to decline. ...
US NFU backs Carbon Credit Verifier Certification Bill
A bipartisan bill that helps provide certainty to farmers who adopt climate-friendly practices has been introduced to the US Senate. ...
02 June 2020
Alberta takes steps to curb agriculture emissions with new ERA Challenge
Alberta's provincial government is accepting proposals for the Emissions Reduction Alberta Challenge....
27 May 2020
Regenerative agriculture platform will launch at virtual conference
Peterson Control Union Group is set to release its new regenerative agriculture platform at the 2 June Innovation Forum....
20 May 2020
UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
18 May 2020
New rules to eradicate BVD come into force in UK
New rules in the battle to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from the UK cattle herd come into effect on 18 May....
15 May 2020
One step closer to carbon neutral cattle
New research shows that supplementing cattle diets with red seaweed reduces enteric methane emissions by 98 percent while improving productivity measures – without causing negative side-effects....
07 May 2020
Misleading metrics – how standard climate measures obscure the impact of cattle emissions
Emerging research demonstrates that using climate impact measures like GWP100 and CO₂ Equivalence to measure greenhouse gas emissions can overestimate the climate burden of cattle production....
06 May 2020
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum worries farmers
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum advises students to eat less dairy and meat, upsetting members of its critical farming community....
 
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