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09 May 2014
Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
08 May 2014
WATCH: Oklahoma State Desperate for Rain as Drought Ruins Wheat Crop
US - Oklahoma's wheat crop is down 38 per cent from the previous five-year average, as a result of severe on-going drought across the state....
McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
07 May 2014
DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather...
06 May 2014
Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the...
05 May 2014
ICAR To Sell 30 Farm Techs at Agri-Innovation Conclave
INDIA - India’s government owned agriculture research organization, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be selling 30 of its farm technologies developed under the National Agricultural...
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
Food Safety Partnership Between Denmark and China
CHINA & DENMARK - On 25 April, a new memorandum of understanding between DTU and CFSA was signed by Martin Bendsøe, DTU Senior Vice President and Dean, at a ceremony in Beijing witnessed by...
29 April 2014
Star Agriwarehousing Gets $41 million Funding From Temasek
INDIA - Star Agriwarehousing and Collateral Management Limited, a post harvest solutions provider has received $41 million funding from Singapore based investment company, Temasek....
28 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - This is a very busy week of U.S. economic data, highlighted by the latest FOMC meeting of the Federal Reserve on Tuesday and Wednesday, the gross domestic product report on Wednesday...
25 April 2014
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
24 April 2014
What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
Long-term Research Shows Increased Sustainability for US Agriculture
US - Agricultural producers have been engaged in sustainable farming practices for many years as an inherent part of their work. ...
23 April 2014
UK Gov't Announces Eight New Renewables Projects
UK - Eight major renewable electricity projects are unveiled today as part of the government’s world leading electricity reforms, giving a massive boost to green growth and green jobs....
21 April 2014
Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
18 April 2014
Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
US - Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy...
15 April 2014
Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30...
Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
10 April 2014
Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
07 April 2014
Sustainability Honour for Cargill's Chicken
US - McDonald's has honoured Cargill with seven 'Best of Sustainable Supply' awards, recognising the company's projects to help reduce environmental impacts, improve sustainability and enable...
02 April 2014
Farmers Union Leaders Attend WFO General Assembly
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson attended the fourth World Farmers Organisation (WFO) general assembly in Buenos Aires, focusing on a number of timely issues,...
01 April 2014
Methane Strategy Recognises Ag’s Role in Climate Change Mitigation
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is pleased that the administration’s strategy to reduce methane emissions recognizes that farmers and ranchers are important partners in the effort to...
Researchers Strive to Match Winter Hardiness of Winter Wheat to that of Fall Rye
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says genetic research holds out the hope for the development of winter wheat varieties that are as winter hardy as fall rye....
31 March 2014
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
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