Tag: agriculture

U.S. EPA, central coast growers, federal & state partners join healthy soils dialogue

U.S. EPA, central coast growers, federal & state partners join healthy soils dialogue

February 9, 2020 |

In California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met with federal and state agencies and leaders from the region’s agriculture and food production industries make progress on on-farm composting and to launch an interagency collaboration between 15 federal, state, and regional agencies that is committed to developing a regulatory pathway to address permitting challenges and create […]

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Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants published a Report on Global Market Supply which indicates the particular importance of agriculture in the production of sustainable foodstuffs and renewable raw materials. Biofuels from cultivated biomass play a leading role when these are being produced according to the legal specifications of […]

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India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

India offers the U.S. a resolution to trade issues

April 7, 2019 |

In India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the commerce ministry made an offer to the U.S. to resolve trade issues between the two countries, including various agricultural and IT trade sectors. The trade balance is in favor with India currently with India’s exports to the U.S. in 2017-18 at USD 47.9 billion, while imports […]

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Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

June 10, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Senate Agriculture Committee released their draft farm bill on Friday afternoon, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes serious blows for biofuel and biomass funding, while offering positive changes and expansions for dairy producers, the Agriculture Risk Coverage program, Conservation Reserve Program and other programs. The Senate Agriculture Committee is […]

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Trump forms Interagency Task Force on agriculture and rural prosperity

Trump forms Interagency Task Force on agriculture and rural prosperity

April 27, 2017 |

In Washington, the Trump Administration released its “Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” — and a report from the Interagency Task Force, something this order creates, is due in 180 days. For fans of the White House Rural Council — this replaces that. It aims at regulatory, policy and legislative […]

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How Big Data is Disrupting Agriculture from Biological Discovery to Farming Practices

How Big Data is Disrupting Agriculture from Biological Discovery to Farming Practices

June 14, 2016 |

By Vonnie Estes Sometimes we only know there was a revolution by looking in the rear view mirror. That is not the case with the disruption in agriculture today. We can see the innovation and disruption that’s occurring in real time all around us. With the need to produce more food using fewer inputs, agriculture […]

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Dutch website launched to provide information on Dutch agriculture data

Dutch website launched to provide information on Dutch agriculture data

January 26, 2015 |

In the Netherlands, agrofoodportal.com has been launched to provide information on Dutch agricultural trade data, long-term developments in agricultural prices, sustainability indicators, income, farm animals, labour, soil use, crop protection and outdoor grazing. On this site LEI Wageningen UR presents relevant data in a synoptic manner, with short analyses from specialists. In the future, several […]

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Advanced biofuels create jobs, lower prices at the pump, says Senate Ag chair

Advanced biofuels create jobs, lower prices at the pump, says Senate Ag chair

April 9, 2014 |

In Washington, the Senate Agriculture Committee yesterday held a hearing on the economic benefits of advanced biofuels in creating jobs and lowering gasoline prices. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, said that advanced, non-food based biofuels are critical to growing our economy, creating jobs and lowering […]

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“KIOR Produces Commercial Biofuels; Exposed to RIN Values.”

“KIOR Produces Commercial Biofuels; Exposed to RIN Values.”

August 23, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: BioenergyIntl Pie chart of the top global #biofuels producing nations & share % 2012 | Big Picture Agriculture OnEarthMag: After 6 years of struggle, the cellulosic biofuel industry is finally taking its first steps toward self-sufficiency clean_Trans KiOR (KIOR) Produces Commercial Biofuels; Exposed to RIN Values

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Kaiima Agro-biotech employs polyploidy technology, seeks $50M in equity financing

Kaiima Agro-biotech employs polyploidy technology, seeks $50M in equity financing

August 5, 2013 |

In Israel, Kaiima Agro-biotech Ltd., an agro-biotch startup, seeks to raise up to US $50M in an equity financing round to further develop their products which increase crop productivity without genetically modifying the DNA of the selected crop. Kaiima’s products take advantage of “polyploidy,” a condition which causes species to have extra sets of chromosomes. […]

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