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New grass could cut methane from farm animals

11 Sep 20 - Developers of a new ryegrass say it could cut methane emissions from animals by nine per cent.

Climate change, migration and a deadly disease

11 Sep 20 - For thousands of years, an unknown virus lingered quietly among the wild ruminants of South Africa.

Smithfield going for carbon-negative

7 Sep 20 - The world's biggest pork producer is promising to be carbon-negative on its own emissions by 2030.

Farmers should be rewarded for all carbon, including soil, says Shaw

3 Sep 20 - If climate minister James Shaw has his way, putting a carbon charge on agriculture should be as straight-forward as farmers doing a quick calculation to show whether they’re in the black or the red on greenhouse gas emissions.

Farm emissions-measuring system has potential, says Toitû

28 Aug 20 - Environmental certification company Toitû Envirocare says its new farm-carbon certification programmes will help farmers get a slice of a huge international market for sustainable products.

DISHING THE DIRT: Why biochar isn't the answer

18 Aug 20 - Australia’s move to store carbon in soil is a problem for tackling climate change, agricultural scientists say.

Gene manipulation using algae could grow more crops with less water

12 Aug 20 - Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using less water, in a new advance that could point the way to higher-yielding crops in a drought-afflicted future.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let's back buffalo

10 Aug 20 - Waikato farmers could be replacing dairy cows with buffalo if the region goes ahead with a plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.

NZ and Ireland talk trade over ag emissions

7 Aug 20 - New Zealand is working with Ireland on trade solutions to the problem of carbon leakage in the agricultural sector.

Government backs regenerative farming

8 Jul 20 - The Government has unveiled a plan for the primary sector that includes a substantial switch to regenerative agriculture.

Livestock under pressure for nitrogen pollution

7 Jul 20 - The livestock sector is being singled out in new research for hugely increasing global nitrogen pollution.

Let's feed the people first, say ag leaders

2 Jul 20 - Agricultural industry leaders say they need to feed New Zealanders before the rest of the world.

NZ must rein in Fonterra, says US watchdog

16 Jun 20 - Fonterra is among 13 global dairy companies criticised for continuing to increase greenhouse gas emissions despite their climate damage.

Saucy sugar joins drive to find us better food

19 May 20 - Australia’s sugar industry is joining forces with health experts to call for a complete change to the world’s food systems.

New genetics regime will cut dairy herd emissions

12 May 20 - A new national regime for recording dairy genetics will help to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s herd, officials say.

Our hill-country is easy going for nitrous oxide

16 Apr 20 - New Zealand’s hill-country farms are releasing much less nitrous oxide than previously thought.

Scientists back soil sequestration

18 Mar 20 - Soil sequestration could remove billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere, scientists say.

Experts to probe farm emissions tool

Ruth Fairhall

12 Mar 20 - A panel has been appointed to review the functioning of Overseer, the farm environmental modelling tool that could help farmers to measure their greenhouse gas emissions.

Maori land owners back biological farming

Te Horipo Karaitiana

6 Mar 20 - The owners of a million hectares of Maori land are turning their backs on “conventional” agriculture and adopting regenerative practices.

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