Tag: agriculture

PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

August 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and ultimately create new jobs. Dozens of technologies could be deployed across U.S. markets spanning everything from analytical instruments, human health and agriculture to advanced manufacturing, […]

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Bustos secures agriculture wins for rural America in $152B appropriations bill

Bustos secures agriculture wins for rural America in $152B appropriations bill

July 12, 2020 |

In Illinois, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) helped pass a comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that would deliver more than $152 billion in agriculture and rural support, including bolstering biofuels. Congresswoman Bustos successfully secured a number of provisions for Illinois and rural America including: Bolstering the use […]

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EU Commission’s Farm-to-Fork strategy: UFOP misses economically sustainable perspective

EU Commission’s Farm-to-Fork strategy: UFOP misses economically sustainable perspective

May 31, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP criticized the “Farm-to-Fork Strategy” presented by the European Commission, saying “This is not what perspective and collaboration look like” and “With this document, the EU Commission is far from taking this collaborative approach. On the contrary, agriculture is more or less directly denounced for undesirable nutritional developments and the use of technical […]

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Syngenta and Novozymes launch unique biofungicide in Europe and Latin America

Syngenta and Novozymes launch unique biofungicide in Europe and Latin America

May 3, 2020 |

In Denmark, Syngenta and Novozymes are entering the commercialization phase of Taegro, a microbial foliar fungicide with broad spectrum potential. The two companies originally joined forces in 2012 to develop and market the product, and have now received the first wave of product approvals in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, […]

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UFOP says corona crisis is time to rethink regionalism for agricultural trade and raw materials

UFOP says corona crisis is time to rethink regionalism for agricultural trade and raw materials

April 19, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the issue of secure market supply is currently a topic of direct concern to consumers and is proof that international agricultural trade reaches its limit in crisis situations. The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) demands that, when implementing the “Farm-to-Fork” strategy as part of the […]

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Researchers look for solutions to irreplaceable phosphorus for agriculture

Researchers look for solutions to irreplaceable phosphorus for agriculture

April 5, 2020 |

In Germany, German-Chinese Research Training Groups at the University of Hohenheim and the China Agricultural University in Beijing are looking for solutions for sustainable phosphorus use using the example of maize cultivation systems. If it is not possible to use the resource phosphorus more sustainably, mankind is heading for a serious crisis: phosphorus is irreplaceable […]

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European Investment Bank launches $759M initiative for agriculture and bioeconomy

European Investment Bank launches $759M initiative for agriculture and bioeconomy

April 2, 2020 |

In Luxembourg, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative that aims to unlock close to €1.6 billion of investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector. The financing aims to support private companies operating throughout the value chains of production and processing of food, bio-based materials and […]

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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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