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  • Environmental impacts of dairy farming in the Czech Republic

    New research suggests that dairy farming may have an important impact on the environment and human health. Although differences in the impact of farming practices across countries have been known for some time, this is the first study to explore the impact of the dairy industry in different regions in the Czech Republic. Dairy farming in the Czech Republic is commonly large-scale with 500 or more ...

  • New Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre to improve Chinese dairy chain

    On 16 November, Wageningen UR, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, and China Agricultural University (CAU), signed an agreement to establish a China-based Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC). The centre will focus on improving dairy production, safety and quality levels throughout the entire dairy chain in China by sharing Dutch dairy expertise with Chinese experts and decision makers ...

  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local ...


    By Associated Press

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • Cover Crops Add to Farm Sustainability

    A potentially record-setting U.S. corn harvest is underway. Many farmers can attribute the use of cover crops as one of multiple best management practices (BMPs) that help them increase yield year after year. Combined with BMPs of The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship program that promotes the application of nutrients at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, ...

  • Rainwater Tanks & Vertical Storage Tanks – Helping Dairy Farmers Reduce Energy Bills

    Farmers Guardian highlights some of the top tips to help dairy farmers reduce their energy bills.  Here’s a run-down of the pick of the bunch: Milk Cooling – Because the milk cooling process is responsible for about 33 per cent of energy consumed on dairy farms, the first thing to consider is the efficiency of the plate cooler and what reduction in milk temperature ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Organic dairy farmer albert straus speaks out against USDA’s decision on GM alfalfa

    As an organic farmer, I protest the USDA’s recent decision to approve the unregulated planting of genetically modified alfalfa. This is a ruling that seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the organic food chain, and could cause irreparable harm to organic farmers by ruining our ability to supply organic dairy foods to customers. I believe that allowing genetically modified alfalfa to be ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill

    The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps. The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. The legislation, which costs almost $100 billion annually, also would eliminate subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they farm or not. All told, it would save about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Australia – Major LCA study helps dairy farmers aim for GHG emissions reduction

    Dairy Australia worked closely with the Australian dairy industry to measure the carbon footprint of producing a number of dairy foods. This initiative was one of the first carbon footprinting projects to report the emissions of dairy farming on a country level and following the International Dairy Federation sector specific guidelines “A common carbon footprint approach for dairy” ...


    By thinkstep

  • Australia – Major LCA study helps dairy farmers aim for GHG emissions reduction

    Dairy Australia worked closely with the Australian dairy industry to measure the carbon footprint of producing a number of dairy foods. This initiative was one of the first carbon footprinting projects to report the emissions of dairy farming on a country level and following the International Dairy Federation sector specific guidelines “A common carbon footprint approach for dairy” ...


    By thinkstep

  • Livestock Recommendations - Farming Regulation Task Force

    At the Oxford Farming Conference the Secretary of State announced:  From 2016, the introduction of a generic 10 mile rule for CPH allocation across farmed species, alongside a new solution for dealing with land being used for temporary grazing within 10 miles of the home holding;  From 2017, the abolition of all CTS Links and Sole Occupancy Authority (SOAs) licences; ...

  • Rising number of farm animals poses environmental and public health risks

    The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health, and global development. Both production and consumption of animal ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EPA orders two Virginia farms to cease unpermitted waste discharges to the Shenandoah River (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has ordered two Virginia farms to cease discharging pollutants to a stream without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, as required by the Clean Water Act. On April 14, 2010, EPA conducted a Clean Water Act inspection of Turley Creek Farms in Linville Va., a chicken broiler grower which confines ...

  • Farm Incomes Fall – Bad Weather and High Costs Blamed – Rainwater Tanks A Bonus

    According to Western Morning News, farm incomes have fallen and a combination of bad weather and high costs are blamed. The report refers to figures from the latest farm income statistics released last week that cover the last twelve months to February 2014. According to the figures, farm business income is falling on cereals, general cropping, and mixed and grazing livestock farms. However, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • OECD and FAO see lower farm prices - livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

    The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO. Demand for agricultural products is expected to remain firm while expanding at lower rates than in the past decade. Cereals are still at the core ...

  • EU farm policy after 2014: MEPs, Council and Commission strike a political deal

    More emphasis on environmental protection, mandatory top-ups for young farmers in all member states, stronger farmers' organisations and less red tape when spending EU funds. These are the main lines of the agreement on farm policy struck on Wednesday by Parliament, Council and the Commission. Decisions still need to be taken on capping direct payments to bigger farms and distributing funds ...


    By European Commission

  • DP MP Highlights Need For Westminster Action On Falling Milk Prices

    Dairy farmers across the UK have been affected by global milk process drops, largely accountable to the fact that global production has been extremely strong, while demands from large consumers, such as China, have fallen, according to Farming Life. Farming Life reveals how DUP MP, David Simpson, visited Fane Valley Co-op in Northern Ireland to discuss a wide variety of issues facing the Northern ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • How to improve milk collection and milk

    Collection of milk from farmer to dairy is done in many different ways in Europe. One should think that collection of milk is pretty straightforward but in reality there are different ways of doing the job depending on traditions, sizes of the farms, level of automation etc. Most dairies will surely agree on the importance of receiving milk of a certain quality and that the cost of collecting the ...


    By Poul Tarp A/S

  • Vermeer BPX9000 bale processor earns major Chinese agriculture award

    A premier leader in forage modernization around the world, Vermeer Corporation was recently awarded the 2015 Ag Machinery Applications Contributor award at the China Agricultural Machinery Industry Forum for their successful application of the BPX9000 bale processor in China’s dairy and beef cattle industries. “The simplicity, durability and versatility of the machine have been warmly ...


    By Vermeer

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