1. Agriland RSS

    49% want to reduce carbon footprint through food choices

    Written by Bernie Commins from Agriland Half (49%) of UK consumers are looking to reduce their carbon footprint through the food choices they make in 2022, a survey has found. It reveals that there has been a significant consumer shift towards more eco-conscious attitudes surrounding...
  2. Farm Business RSS

    Hill Farming Project Makes Big Strides

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business As the sheep farming sector strives for improved profitability and sustainability there has never been a more important time to make the best use of the breeding technology available to the hill sector in Wales. The Hill Ram Scheme is supporting this...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Rugby legend kicks-off Porc from Wales Week

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland Rugby legend Scott Quinell is kicking-off this year’s Porc from Wales Week with a cooking masterclass from Hang Fire Southern Kitchen duo Samantha (Sam) Evans and Shauna Guinn. Porc from Wales Week is an annual celebration of artisan producers and...
  4. S

    The Perfect Storm

    A new book by Sebastian Hunger, 'The Perfect Storm', he has a wonderful description of how big boats go to the bottom, a crisis starts slowly and grows gradually but at a certain point becomes exponential. Can we map this description below on to modern agriculture since sometime in 80's or...
  5. Barleycorn

    Excellent article about rewilding
  6. Agriland RSS

    Decisions on rural schools should not be purely cost-driven – Sugden

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland East Derry MLA Claire Sugden has expressed concern that the vital contribution of rural schools to their communities is not being considered in a purely cost-driven approach to school sustainability. A report by the Education Authority last week...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    The return of leading global plastics sustainability and innovation event

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) conference, exhibition and showcase returns from 15 – 17 March 2022. It will feature 50 innovative exhibitors and three days of interactive sessions driven by over 80 sector experts...
  8. Agriland RSS

    DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

    Written by Stella Meehan from Agriland Global science-based company, Royal DSM and CPF (Thailand) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an aim to measure and improve the environmental footprint and sustainability of animal protein production. This will be done through the use of...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Closure of Ballymena Moy Park processing plant is ‘hugely concerning’

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The decision made by Moy Park to suspend processing at it’s Ballymena processing site in Co. Antrim has been challenged by workers union Unite. Moy Park suspended the operation of its chicken kill line at Ballymena citing difficulties with raw...
  10. Defra Farming

    Improving Farm Productivity grants: open for applications

    Improving Farm Productivity grants: open for applications Written by Gordon Jones At the end of last year, we published a manual on the Improving Farm Productivity grant, which is part of the Farming Transformation Fund. The manual explains what the Improving Farm Productivity grant is...
  11. Agriland RSS

    £14m boost for Welsh food and drink businesses

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 has already helped identify an estimated £14 million in new and potential business deals for Welsh food and drink businesses, according to initial feedback. The event which took place in October at the ICCW in Newport provided...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Lidl to achieve LEAF Marque certification by 2023

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Lidl GB has announced that it will be taking the environmental standards of its fresh produce suppliers to the next level of sustainability excellence through the LEAF Marque environmental assurance scheme. The move will see its entire British fresh...
  13. Agriland RSS

    NIFDA and UFU call on Executive to publish Kendall report

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Northern Ireland’s food industry leaders have called on the Northern Ireland Executive to publish the Independent Strategic Review of the NI Agri-Food Sector at the earliest opportunity. In April 2021, Ministers Diane Dodds and Edwin Poots launched the...
  14. Rowland

    California to ban small engines

    Californias government wants to ban small engines - lawnmowers chain saws etc - Forward thinking or not ? Few articles about it
  15. Farm Business RSS

    Vet training aims to further improve flock health

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A Welsh flock and herd health project has supported training for vets to reduce the transmission of disease that can affect sheep’s lungs and impacting on production. Leading independent vet specialist, Dr Phil Scott led two practical courses for vets...
  16. TFF

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

    What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes Authors: Peter Newton, Nicole Civita, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, Katharine Bartel and Colleen Johns Regenerative agriculture is an alternative means of producing food that, its...
  17. Agriland RSS

    NFU Scotland expands its policy team

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Lisa Hislop joined NFU Scotland this week, taking on the newly created role of policy assistant. She will work across the policy team, providing assistance in formulating NFU Scotland policy on a range of key objectives that underpin the strategic goals...
  18. TFF

    Root Exudation of Primary Metabolites

    Root Exudation of Primary Metabolites: Mechanisms and Their Roles in Plant Responses to Environmental Stimuli Authors: Alberto Canarini, Christina Kaiser, Andrew Merchant, Andreas Richter and Wolfgang Wanek Root exudation is an important process determining plant interactions with the soil...
  19. Soil Association

    Farmer-led research crucial to sustainable farming

    A decade of field trials has shown that farmer-led research could improve the health of thousands of animals, eliminate tonnes of harmful chemicals, and save the farming industry millions of pounds. Now in its 10th year, the Innovative Farmers network is celebrating the success of more than 120...
  20. Agriland RSS

    Entries open for 16th Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Northern Ireland’s food and drink companies are invited to enter the 2022 Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards. Sponsored by firmus energy, the awards are recognised by the industry as a key indicator of quality and success for food manufacturers and...