Archive for April, 2011
According to Tamara Thies, chief environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the policy assessment is an important document in the regulatory process that sets forth the EPA staff’s advice to the administrator about the regulation of coarse particulate matter, more commonly known as dust.
In [...]Leia mais
Recognizing the importance of clean water and healthy watersheds to our economy, environment and communities, the Obama Administration released a national clean water framework today that showcases its comprehensive commitment to protecting the health of America’s waters. The framework emphasizes the importance of partnerships and [...]Leia mais
Yet, even with a long history of being good stewards of the environment, producers continue to seek ways to improve their overall sustainability to benefit their animals, their neighbors, their local community and consumers worldwide.
“To us, sustainability is the ability to endure,” said Randy Spronk, a farrow-to-finish pork producer from Edgerton, [...]Leia mais
Important improvements have already been achieved over the last decade but more needs to be done.
BPEX Chairman Stewart Houston said: “The Roadmap is testament to our commitment to reduce the pig industry’s carbon footprint and details the targets we have set ourselves.
“Our industry targets go beyond the 11 per cent reduction set by [...]Leia mais
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) called for a revolution in our farming systems and diets, so that the Earth and its inhabitants can be protected.
According to CIWF, to reduce our impact on the environment and climate change, we need to reduce consumption of meat and dairy products [...]Leia mais
The EU wants to slap farmers with more regulation rather than provide the incentives to secure a sustainable and profitable EU agricultural sector, say MPs.
In its latest report on the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee slams the European Commission’s proposed [...]Leia mais
Britain’s top water and sewerage company is calling for official action to help the country adopt a new cheaper and greener approach towards safeguarding drinking water supplies, following its success in working with farmers to stop pollutants entering water sources.In a report published today (Thursday 14 April), Wessex [...]Leia mais
Today, Dutch State Secretary of Agriculture Henk Bleker has officially opened a new sustainable pig barn. Although the investments are quite high, pigs show a good growth rate and the meat can be sold as welfare friendly meat – for a higher price.
The innovative new pig housing concept – named Starplus *** [...]Leia mais
The clear link between low greenhouse gas emissions and strong technical performance on Scottish livestock farms is revealed in the results of a new study published by Quality Meat Scotland.
The discussion paper entitled “Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Scottish Livestock Enterprises” draws on work undertaken by SAC and [...]Leia mais
Field tests by University of Missouri scientists have backed up laboratory research showing that buffer strips of grass and other plants can reduce the amount of herbicide and veterinary antibiotics in surface run-off from farm plots.
Vegetative buffer strips have already proven effective in limiting erosion as well [...]Leia mais