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Sustainable palm oil? How environmental protection and poverty reduction can be reconciled
Palm oil is often associated with tropical deforestation above all else. However, this is only one side of the story, as agricultural...
What Will the 2014 Farm Bill Mean for Agriculture?
The Agriculture Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law on February 7, 2014 said Roman Keeney, Associate...
Nanotechnology in the Agri-food Industry
Proceedings of a conference entitled 'Nanotechnology in the agri-food industry: Applications, opportunities and challenges', which...
New Two-Stage Drainage Ditch Reduces Costs, Boosts Water Quality
Drainage ditches are often a must for growing crops. They help carry excess water from fields. Now, there’s a new, better way to...
Balancing Food Security, Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in...
Expanding the Ethanol Blend Wall - a Role for E85?
The potential domestic blend wall for ethanol remains important for the biofuels industry, regulators, and policy makers. Domestic...
The Nested Structure of the RFS2 Biofuel Mandate, RIN Values
The RFS2 biofuel mandates include four biofuel classifications, defined by the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions credited for...
Economic Consequences of the Renewable Fuels Mandate
Under US law, US petroleum refiners and other so-called obligated parties must blend ever larger volumes of renewable fuels into the...
Effects of US Immigration Policy on Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labor. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible...
New Research Reveals Challenges in GM Crop Regulatory Process
A new innovation can completely reshape an industry - inspiring both optimism and debate. ...
Brazilian Rainforest Caught Between Biodiversity and Business
Brazil is exporting more and more agricultural produce: soya beans and beef in particular, but also corn, rice and sugar. Taken together,...
Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Livestock, Meat Industry
Ethanol has already contributed to the downsizing of the Canadian livestock industry through its impact on margins and livestock prices,...
CAP Proposals: Changes To Your Direct Payments
Commissioner Dacian Ciolos set out European Commission proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) today. TheCattleSite...
Controlling Price Volatility in Food
Concerns over volatility in the food and agriculture market stem from fears over price rises and behind this, fears over food security,...
Mandate Means Corn Demand Less Responsive to Price
Federal law that helped jump-start the ethanol industry in the United States also is shifting normal supply-and-demand forces within...
 
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