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03 April 2020
US agriculture, wildlife and conservation groups advocate for conservation funding support
On 2 April, 76 farm, conservation and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programmes and technical assistance for 2021....
23 March 2020
Combatting coronavirus misinformation
No – drinking cow urine won’t alleviate Covid-19 symptoms....
18 March 2020
Common anti-parasite treatments found to devastate wildlife
Researchers at the University of Sussex are calling for alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely in cattle....
14 March 2020
Farming Co-Op launches £400k funding bid
The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC) has today announced the launch of a major funding round to raise £400k through the ethical investment platform Ethex....
12 March 2020
Study reveals beef, dairy production depleting water supply
US - A study by Northern Arizona University has set out to assess river flow depletion across the US, identify the factors driving this depletion and evaluate options to reduce vulnerability to water shortages. The researchers estimate that two-thirds...
Beef farmers criticise calls to slash red meat, dairy Intake
UK - According to a report released by the government-funded research group Energy Systems Catapult, the only way the UK can reach its net zero target by 2050 is by cutting down on consumption of red meat....
06 March 2020
Ag organisations petition for reform of “inaccurate” greenhouse gas emission calculators
Multiple UK agricultural organisations have joined forces to demand that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) change “inaccurate” greenhouse gas emissions calculators....
04 March 2020
Fallowing cattle-feed farmland simplest way to alleviate western water shortage
US - All over the world, the rate at which humans consume fresh water is now approaching or surpassing the rate at which water sources are being naturally replenished, creating water shortages for people and ecosystems. ...
UK Rural Payments Agency issues update on farm payment schemes
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has now paid almost 99 percent of eligible farmers under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)....
03 March 2020
Beef consumption hurting river quality
US - Across the globe, humans are using freshwater resources faster than those resources can be naturally replenished. In the Western United States, for example, water extractions from the Colorado River have exceeded total river flow, causing rapid depletion...
RABDF leaflet sets record straight on greenhouse gas emissions in dairy sector
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is pushing back claims the dairy industry is a major source of greenhouse gases (GHG) by producing a leaflet highlighting key emission statistics....
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. ...
 
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