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  • Greening Pepsi, from fertilizer to bottles

    Pepsi recently demonstrated its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts up and down the value chain with two rapid-fire announcements about new initiatives. The old-school approach to greening is to focus on operations within the proverbial "four walls." But Pepsi, like other leaders, is approaching sustainability more holistically, with much greater impact. I recently spoke with Tim ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eaton’s U.S. Engine Valve Joint Venture to Invest $40 Million in Valve Facilities, Creating up to 150 New Jobs

    Power management company Eaton has announced its U.S. Engine Valve (USEV) joint venture with Nittan Valve Company, Ltd. will invest $40 million in engine valve manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and Nebraska over the next five years to support growth of its North American vehicle business. The investment will result in the creation of up to 150 new jobs by 2016. Between 2013 and 2017, ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • The Big Questions Facing Agtech in 2017

    As we approach the New Year, we can look forward to a year of great change, both politically and economically, and to a new, more advanced era in agtech development and adoption. The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, hosted in San Francisco on March 28-29, will address the ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

    One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out. That's the vision of one of the largest biogas projects of its kind in the U.S. currently being installed in northern ...


    By Associated Press

  • African Swine Fever devastates swine herds across Europe.

    This year has seen the return of one of the most devastating agricultural viruses for pigs. With over 100 reports of the highly contagious outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV-Asfarviridae) across Europe and Asia recorded during the start of autumn. Although African Swine Fever was believed to have been wiped out throughout Europe in the 1990s its return has been expected following the ...

  • American farmers confront `big data` revolution

    Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations. But this time, a new, more shadowy issue also emerged: growing unease about how the largest seed companies are gathering vast amount of data from sensors on tractors, combines and ...


    By Associated Press

  • The secret, dirty cost of Obama`s green power push

    The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn't supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack ...


    By Associated Press

  • Science and sugar cane produce versatile harvest

    (IPS) - For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much scientific and technological research. Ethanol, or fuel alcohol, has become a major product, rivalling sugar, over the last three decades. But recently, ...


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  • The Catastrophic Cost of Foot and Mouth Disease

    Foot and Mouth disease has never completely disappeared. Although it has been almost 20 years since the last major outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, which cost the industry more than £8 Billion, it does not mean that the disease is not still a very real risk to the economy. This August the first outbreak since 2001 in the UK was identified at an abattoir in Brentwood in Essex. ...

  • Algae could solve world`s fuel crisis

    Genetically modified blue and green algae could be the answer to the world's fuel problems. Bioengineers have already developed algae that produce ethanol, oil and even diesel -- and the only things the organisms need are sunlight, CO2 and seawater. Biochemist Dan Robertson's living gas stations have the dark-green shimmer of oak leaves and are as tiny as E. coli bacteria. Their genetic material ...


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  • 51-year-old worker fatally engulfed in Lake Preston, South Dakota, grain elevator

    A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. On March 15, 2014, the incident occurred when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Lake Preston-company for one willful, two repeat ...

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • The Evolution of Pet Cremation

    Pet cremation is not a new business, in fact archaeologists have discovered a pet cemetery in Palestine with the cremated remains of over 1000 dogs in urns that dates back as far as 332BC. Modern cremation started a little closer to today following multiple tests to develop a dependable cremation chamber that was not a danger to use. In 1873 an Italian professor named Brunetti produced what could ...

  • Maja automatic – Cherry on top

    Poland is one of the main sour cherry producer in Europe and on the world. What do you have to do if want to be successful? Experience, knowledge and appropriate atmospheric conditions is the basis. Innovative approach to carrying out intense cherry orchards and the mechanization of the harvest is also important (cherry harvesters). Way to success Sour cherries and other stone ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Major European Dairy Farm Visitors Visit Addfield

    Mr James Grant & Mr Nathan Hughes demonstrate to overseas guests why the Addfield Brand continues to surpass not only the UK competition but as we integrate the Tectrol Range to our family, our overseas competitors must now surely be feeling the punch of the Addfield fist of success. ...

  • Major Equipment at Ploughing 2018

    Grass and slurry experts Major Equipment Intl Ltd are returning to the 2018 National Ploughing Championships with a strong line-up of tractor mounted machinery for agricultural, professional and industrial applications. With products renowned for durability, reliability and easy operability, Major Equipment designs equipment with the owner in mind – machines strongly feature ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Major European Dairy Farm Visitors Visit Addfield

    Mr James Grant & Mr Nathan Hughes demonstrate to overseas guests why the Addfield Brand continues to surpass not only the UK competition but as we integrate the Tectrol Range to our family, our overseas competitors must now surely be feeling the punch of the Addfield fist of success. ...

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