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29 September 2014
Extension to Dual Use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
25 September 2014
New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General...
19 September 2014
More Land Fewer Harvests in Light of Climate Change
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig...
09 September 2014
Rumen Biology Behind High Methane Sheep
NEW ZEALAND – Sheep producing lots of methane are microbially different in the rumen compared to low emitting animals....
21 August 2014
Solar Park to Share with Sheep Farm
WALES - A solar farm could be created on a sheep farm in the Gwynedd countryside....
01 August 2014
Is Red Meat Production Environmentally Sensitive?
ANALYSIS - Upland sheep farmers in the UK need to take the lead and work closely with environmental groups and authorities to ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and the ecology of the landscape....
29 July 2014
EU FAO Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union is to join forces with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods that occurred...
22 July 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
21 July 2014
Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
15 July 2014
Call for More Pasture-fed Producers
UK - The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, which certifies farmers producing beef and lamb solely on pasture and conserved forage, is looking for more suppliers to fulfil increasing demand from...
09 July 2014
NSA Sheep Event’s Big Debate
UK - BBC Countryfile’s Tom Heap will be leading this year’s ‘Big Debate’ at the sheep industry’s national event, NSA Sheep 2014....
Farm Bodies to Unite on Environmental Lobbying
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Sheep farmers now have a unified voice on environmental issues and regional policy following an agreement between Federated Farmers and Beef and Lamb New Zealand....
09 June 2014
Flock Science Day
UK - Sheep producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of using data on farm, at an RASE and Royal Agricultural University organised event on 25th June 2014 at Manor...
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