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World Rice Production, Trade To Hit New Records in 2011
The FAO has cut its April forecast of global paddy production in 2011 by 1.5 million tonnes to 718.3 million tonnes (478.9 million...
Togo Sees Significant ROI in Agriculture
The European Union's (EU) investment in agricultural rehabilitation in Togo has led to benefits that are almost double their cost,...
EU Biogas Has Government Support; US is Lacking
When it comes to biogas, Europe is leading the world due to its government incentives which is exactly what the US is missing, writes...
Make Your Own Biodiesel Right on the Farm
US farmers burn over 4 billion gallons of diesel per year. Now farmers have an alternative to help offset their diesel costs - making...
Will Shifting Political Winds Finally Kill Ethanol Subsidies?
As recently as last December, the coalition backing US ethanol subsidies appeared to be alive and well, despite the fact that everyone...
Part 2 - Global Bioenergy: Who's Leading, Who's Following?
In Part Two of our series, Heather Youngs, an analyst at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California - Berkeley,...
Weighing Pros and Cons of Bioenergy
GLOBAL - As interest in bioenergy production continues to grow, FAO is promoting the use of a new methodology designed to help policymakers...
Global Bioenergy: Who's Leading, Who's Following?
GLOBAL - Heather Youngs is part of an analysis team at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley,...
MANA - A Hybrid Crop Protection Solution
When you think of a post-patent company, do you think generic in every way? Not anymore - MANA Crop Protection has a business model...
Growing Interest in Miscanthus
After prospects fell through with a corn ethanol plant, Eric Rund, a grower in Champaign County, Ill., started looking at how much...
Commodity Crops, Biofuels and a Volatile Market
Energy and the agriculture sector are intrinsically linked and how the energy sector behaves has a decisive effect on agricultural...
When It Comes to Ethanol, Switchgrass is the New Corn
In a study published last week in the journal Science, researchers working for the US Department of Energy isolated microbes in a cow's...
Bayer and Textile Company Olah Sign Cotton Agreement
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, Bayer CropScience and Olah Inc., a textile and apparel company, have signed a 10-year exclusive licensing...
Moving from an Oil Economy to a Bioeconomy
The question of sustainability is becoming one of the major driving forces in the agriculture, livestock and farming industry, writes...
Reports Show Clean Energy Would Drive Job Growth
Shifting to renewable energy sources, such as wind and bioenergy, would bring significant job growth, economic investment and revenues...
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