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02 October 2015
EU Air Quality Policy Will Hit the Livestock Sector Hard
EU - Copa and Cogeca have called for realistic and achievable targets to be included in the Review of EU Air quality Policy, warning that emission reduction targets for methane and ammonia are unrealistic and will severely damage the EU livestock sector...
23 September 2015
Farmers Union Anger at SEPA Charging Proposals
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has slammed proposals from Scotland’s environmental body to significantly hike many of its charges. ...
11 September 2015
Farm Environment Subsidies Have Positive Effect
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge has suggested that subsidies provided to farmers to protect the environment do have a positive effect....
27 August 2015
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
25 August 2015
College Values Farm Manure at £14,000
SCOTLAND – Slurry and manure produced by a farm in the Scottish borders has been given an equivalent nutrient value worth £14,000....
20 August 2015
Meat Waste has Greater Environmental Impact
US - University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost....
Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
GERMANY - Several antibiotics could be present in hazardous levels in the environment after manure spreading, new research from sustainability scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg shows....
29 July 2015
More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
24 July 2015
Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
17 July 2015
Council Votes to Keep Challenging Ammonia Targets
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has expressed its bitter disappointment at the outcome of a vote in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament over ammonia and methane targets....
16 July 2015
Organic Farming Needs More Direction to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
US - Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Oregon (UO) researcher has said....
06 July 2015
Livestock Event 2015: Ensure Youngstock are Healthy and Productive
UK - The health and welfare of young stock, particularly in the dairy sector, are receiving more and more attention not only from the farmers themselves, but also vets, nutritionists and pharmaceutical companies....
29 June 2015
Third of World Population Viable Because of Costly Nitrogen
GLOBAL - Nitrogen use in agriculture keeps two billion people alive and costs the US economy over two hundred billion dollars a year, according to a growing body of research....
15 June 2015
Manure Leak Brings $30,000 Fine to Minnesota Farm
US - A central Minnesota cattle operation has been levied a $30,000 fine after contaminating tributaries to the Crow Wing River, its second fine in five years....
11 June 2015
Livestock Industries Unite for Successful CCIR
UK - Livestock industries have agreed to work together to ensure the successful implementation of the Food Standard Agency’s (FSA) Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) across poultry, pig, beef and sheep sectors....
28 May 2015
Cow Urine to be Used in Government Hospitals
INDIA - Hospitals in Rajasthan are to use cow urine as an alternative disinfectant....
15 May 2015
Germans Call For Change to Permanent Pasture Definition
GERMANY – Last minute changes to the European Union's permanent pasture definition were demanded by the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) this week....
14 May 2015
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
07 May 2015
New Tools in Methane Battle
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have a safe and effective way of reducing methane emissions from ruminants by up to 90 per cent by 2020....
29 April 2015
Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
17 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
Improving Cattle Health Could Decrease Greenhouse Gas Emissions
UK - Efforts to reduce cattle greenhouse gas emissions by improved animal health could be undermined by increased herd size, according to research presented at the British Society for Animal Science conference....
14 April 2015
Consultations on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
UK - Three consultations covering the UK and the EU's approach to future GHG emissions reduction have been issued. All will have implications for agriculture....
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Cattle Growth Hormone Found to Effect Fish Sexual Behaviour
FINLAND - A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences....
01 April 2015
Climate Change Adaptation May Bring Its Own Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia....
26 March 2015
Sustainability Roundtable Important in Colorado
US - Being on board with a national sustainability drive from its inception means a great deal to a producer organisation....
Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
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