Tag: agriculture

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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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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