Posts tagged "Sustainable Farming"

Auckland city plans green farms

[31 May/Farmers Weekly] Auckland City Council plans to use its 1500 hectares of farmed land to demonstrate and pass on proven technological innovation to the region’s farmers. The planning initiative will allow the council to try new technology that commercial farmers may find too risky to try out. For example the council has already installed...

Success in its rawest form

[31 May/Farmers Weekly] Northland sharemilkers Guy and Jaye Bakewell’s ingenuity is allowing them to help pay off their dairy cows faster whilst capitalising on consumers’ growing demand for raw, untreated milk. Four days a week in Auckland’s inner-city suburbs, a truck delivers raw milk in glass bottles to residents. For Mr and Mrs Bakewell, their...

Taking the story to the chefs

[29 May/Otago Daily Times] Dunedin chef Michael Coughlin has embarked on his latest project, Provenance Meat. Mr Coughlin is a platinum Beef +Lamb Ambassador and also a consultant for Silver Fern Farms. Provenance Meat, founded by David Crutchley and his family prides itself on making farming more sustainable through restoring biological processes to soil. Recently...

General Mills to implement regenerative agriculture on 1M acres

[06 March/FoodDive] General Mills have committed to using regenerative agriculture methods across one million acres of land by 2030. They are partnering with farmers, suppliers and farm advisors in key growing regions to increase adoption of more sustainable methods of farming. General Mills is also giving US$650,000 to Kiss the Ground, a non-profit organisation advocating...

Costa launches sustainability initiative

[23 November/Fruitnet] Australian fresh produce group, Costa, announced that it is making sustainable, commercial farming a central element of its business model and practices moving forward to shareholders at its AGM. The initiative will focus the company on working for the long term to progressively improve the yield and quality of its products while simultaneously...