Agriculture Weighing News

  • RainWise a Chosen Vendor For The Sustainable Intensification Agriculture Event In Brazil

    RainWise is honored to be one of only a few selected vendors invited to the Sustainable Intensification event in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on October 25-26th which is hosted by ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Sentera Inks North American Distribution Agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions

    Sentera, Dynamic UAV Solutions have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. Dynamic UAV Solutions North America, LLC, is a new distributor in the commercial UAV space for the mapping, construction, survey, and agricultural, inspection, mining, public safety, and landfill industries. “This is a big week for Sentera and Dynamic UAV Solutions! It is imperative that ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • EPA Resolves Violations with Newport Beach, Calif. Company for Failure to Report Imported Agricultural Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled its case against American Vanguard Corporation, located in Newport Beach, Calif., for failure to report toxic chemical substances imported by two of its subsidiary companies. American Vanguard will pay a fine of $81,855. Under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA maintains a comprehensive list of more than 85,000 chemical substances ...

  • ASA Calls for Assurances on Grain Inspection in Reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

    In response to several high-profile work stoppages that disrupted the flow of grain through the supply chain, American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Bill Gordon testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today in Washington, calling on the committee to help ensure that grain inspections under the Grain Standards Act remain both mandatory and continuous, even ...

  • Herring organs damaged by acidified seawater

    Ocean acidification could damage the organs of Atlantic herring, as well as slow their growth and development, recent experiments show. It adds to the list of pressures currently threatening this commercially important species, including over-fishing and marine pollution. Our oceans are changing as high levels of atmospheric CO2 dissolve into seawater and lower its pH to become more acidic. The ...

  • Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae

    Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae Pieces of plastic litter outnumber fish larvae in the Austrian Danube River, new research has found. This is worrying, as some fish are likely to mistake the plastic for the prey they would normally feed on. This litter may also contribute to marine pollution; the researchers estimated that at least 4.2 tonnes of plastic debris enter the Black ...

  • AEM provides economic footprint of agriculture equipment industry

    The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation’s economy is demonstrated in a new economic paper produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. In an in-depth analysis of the economic footprint of the agriculture equipment industry, the paper quantifies the many-sided economic impacts of the manufacturing, distribution, and use of ...

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

    Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Food prices decline but remain high

    Global food prices declined by 6 percent over the last quarter, but are still not far from their historical peaks, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. Wheat markets remain tight; and weather-related concerns in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation may further drive up wheat prices over the next few months. Domestic prices ...


    By The World Bank

  • Committee on World Food Security meets on hunger challenges

    The Committee on World Food Security, the world’s most important intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, opened its 40th session (CFS 40) at FAO headquarters, amid urgent calls to build more effective links between international policies and the daily needs of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. “The latest estimates signal ...

  • Mercury conference confronts contentious topics

    One of the panel sessions at the ‘Mercury 2013’ International Conference in Edinburgh (28th July – 2nd Aug) “will be highly contentious and should result in a heated debate,” says Prof. K. Clive Thompson who will be chairing the session with Eric Uram from SafeMinds. Taking place on Tuesday 30th July at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the panel session ...

  • Jellyfish infestations caused by human activities

    A huge rise in jellyfish populations around the world appears to be caused by human activities, according to recent research. Early action is essential to prevent marine ecosystems from changing to unhealthy states that favour destructive jellyfish blooms. Although large numbers of jellyfish can occur in healthy marine ecosystems, destructive jellyfish blooms are being observed more frequently in ...

  • Free advice for English farmers considering organic switch

    The UK Government has announced a new information and advisory service to explain the principles and practicalities of organic production which will be delivered by environment quango Natural England. While a number of organisations already offer information on organic farming, these have traditionally been those involved in the sector already and may have difficulty convincing conventional ...

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