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UK farm project to show intensive farmers another way

By Bethan Grylls

Five UK farms are setting themselves up to be the gold standard in environmentally-friendly farming after research revealed that the deterioration of the UK’s natural environment could lead to an estimated 12% loss to GDP.

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Agtech's ‘great reset’ continues, data reveals

By Oliver Morrison

PitchBook’s latest Q1 2024 Agtech Report indicates a market undergoing a correction, with the wheat being separated from the chaff. Some sectors are hotter than others, meanwhile.

Arla says most of its exported mozzarella will be used within the foodservice industry globally, for example for pizza toppings. Image: Getty/carlosgaw

Arla Foods UK makes a major move in mozzarella

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The dairy co-operative is revamping its Devon-based creamery as it plans to add export volume and incorporate new maturation technology to accelerate growth in the category.

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USDA finalizes modern WIC program, secures additional $1bn in funding

By Deniz Ataman

A wider range of packaged foods, including canned fish, canned beans and some plant-based dairy, could qualify for reimbursement under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) following an update by the US Department...

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Rabobank predicts ‘better year’ for dairy farmers

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Margins are widely tipped to strengthen on the back of higher production and increased dairy commodity prices, though concerns about China imports remain and Argentina’s output remains low.

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Irish ag minister launches dairy-beef systems action plan

By Teodora Lyubomirova

During a seminar organized by the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia), the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Teagasc, the minister discussed how to make dairy calf to beef systems ‘a profitable and sustainable option for farmers’.

The EU is Mercosur's (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina) second-largest trading partner, second only to China. Image: Getty/Adam Gault

‘No time to lose’: EU urged to conclude Mercosur trade talks

By Teodora Lyubomirova

A total of 23 trade bodies have called for the swift approval of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, which will make it easier to export EU agri-food products including key dairy commodities to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and vice versa.