Dairy cooperative celebrates victory in BEIS competition
A consortium of eight organisations, including farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK, has been awarded funding as a part of the government’s Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies competition.
European organisations concerned about the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy
A joint declaration by two dozen European farming organisations, including the European Dairy Association (EDA), has asked for clarification of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy.
The critical pieces
Sustainability continues to be a top priority globally, so the way milk is produced is becoming as important as the products made from them. Normally we don’t discuss up the supply chain too much on the blog, but a couple of supply-related events caught my eye this week.
McDonald’s UK and The Prince’s Countryside Fund invite farmers to get Ready for Change
McDonald’s UK and Prince’s Countryside Fund are inviting dairy and livestock farmers in England to attend their latest webinar on 9 March delivered by Kite Consultants.
Fonterra and DSM join forces to lower carbon footprint
The new collaboration is based around DSM’s feed additive product Bovaer, which effectively and consistently reduces methane emissions from cows by over 30% in non-pasture-based farming systems.
Agricultural trade advisors named in US
US secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer have announced the appointment of 67 members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.
Petschar addresses the 2020 Austrian dairy market, looks to 2021
VÖM president Helmut Petschar says that joint efforts are necessary for positive further development within the dairy industry next year.
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US Farmers For Free Trade develop export roadmap
A coalition of US-based agricultural organisations has released a trade-focused roadmap to help American agriculture compete and succeed globally.
Fonterra, Nestlé and DairyNZ join forces to tackle nitrogen leaching
Fonterra and Nestlé are teaming up with DairyNZ to expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.
Ireland on the up
I thought the Bord Bia Virtual GB Trade Reception of particular interest in my flurry of webinars last week, seeing as how the UK is heading towards Brexit at high speed now, and taking Ireland, its largest trading partner, along with it.
Dairy farmers across South West of UK set for ‘major boost’ from new trade deals
Farmers across the South West of the UK are set to benefit from future Free Trade Agreements with the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Cow milk versus alternative drinks
One of the things I’ve been saying for years is that soya drinks are not an eco-friendly alternative to cow milk, and it seems the Times of London agrees with me. A new study published in the paper notes that more harm may be done to the rainforests of Brazil because it is being cleared to grow soya beans.
Agrarmarkt Austria names new chair
The president of the upper Austrian chamber of agriculture, Michaela Langer-Weninger, has been nominated for the position as chairman of the board of directors of Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA).
UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers and interested parties throughout England will have the chance to shape the future of Environmental Land Management (ELM) by taking part in one of six upcoming online webinars.