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  • Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm

    In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare ...


    By Associated Press

  • AgGateway tests precision ag conversion toolbox

    AgGateway will begin initial testing next week of its Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Conversion Toolbox. The test will take place in Lincoln, Neb., at PlugFest, an agricultural machinery compatibility testing event organized by the Agricultural Electronics Manufacturers Foundation (AEF) and hosted by the National Tractor Testing Lab. The SPADE team expects to release the ...

  • Soil nitrogen test measures microbial nitrogen

    Contrary to the prevailing view, cereal crops derive the majority of their nitrogen from the soil, not fertilizer. Soils differ considerably in microbial activities that determine nitrogen-supplying power, and these differences must be taken into account if nitrogen fertilizers are to be used efficiently. The Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test (ISNT) was developed for this purpose, and involves ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • EU agriculture ministers discuss proposals for strict pesticides regulation

    At the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, chaired by Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc, EU Ministers discussed the proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. Mr Jarc gave a report on the progress achieved by the Slovenian Presidency on this dossier, and returned the dossier to the working level. The Ministers also discussed ...

  • Food security may be increased by new agricultural production modeling

    Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to apply, and they sometimes plant row crops on some fields while keeping others in pasture. But is it possible to optimize production across a much bigger area—say, the whole East Coast of the United States? That’s the question a team of USDA-ARS scientists ...

  • Canadian Apple Orchard Taste-Tests the IoT

    Algoma Orchards, located in Newcastle, Ontario, is no rinky-dink farm. In fact, it’s the largest privately owned grower and packer of apples in Canada. The company maintains 750 acres of trees, a packing plant and a juice factory onsite, and imports apples from Chile in order to maintain a year-round supply. The company also conducted a test last summer of an ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Smartphone app offers cheap aflatoxin test for farmers

    A smartphone application could offer a cheap way for African farming communities to manage cancer-causing toxins produced by a fungus that grows on crops ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CAP post 2013 - last call for sustainability?

     On September 23rd an informal Agriculture Council meeting will be held in Annecy, dedicated to the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. BirdLife International, EEB and Pesticide Action Network warned Ministers that  the issue of food and energy security - and prices -  can only be addressed effectively through a new model of agriculture that ...

  • SGS Egypt launch new pesticide residues analysis laboratory

    Realizing the increasing importance and need for monitoring the health & safety of the food supply chain, SGS Egypt has expanded its testing capabilities thus positioning itself as the leading private market provider for these testing services. SGS Egypt celebrated the start up of its Pesticide Residues Analysis Laboratory in Cairo June 22nd 2008 at its head offices in Harraneya, Cairo.  The ...


    By SGS

  • Network with new and existing suppliers accross the entire agri-value chain

    Agritech Expo Zambia 2016 will host over 130 exhibitors from the agricultural supply chain. This is your premium opportunity to build new relationships and find suitable solutions for your farming needs. With over 40 hectares of exhibition space, including new and exciting feature areas such as the 4x4 Test Track, Centre Pivot display, Energy Park ...

  • REC Announces 250w Modules and Results Proving Leading Product Performance in Real World Conditions

    REC today announced certification for 260 Watt modules and production of 250 Watt modules, survey results and test installations developed to measure product performance in real world conditions, as well as a first place position in the first three months of the 2011 Photon Field Performance Test. REC solar modules were ranked first during the first three months of a year-long ...

  • Most chicken, turkey farms affected by bird flu can restock

    Most commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock, agriculture officials said Friday, but scientists still will keep a close eye on migrating birds and test thousands to see if the virus is present. No new cases have been reported since June 17 when the last Iowa farm said chickens were ...


    By Associated Press

  • FIERAGRICOLA: An increasingly international event covering animal farming, markets, sub-contracting and bio-energy

    The VeronaFiere exhibition dedicated to the primary sector is second on a European scale for its cost/contact ratio, immediately behind Agritechnica in Hannover. Fieragricola this year expects more than 250 buyers from 35 countries. All the mainstays of the event are stronger than ever: Agrimeccanica, Zoosystem, Multi-function Exhibition, Agriservice, Bioenergy Expo. Not to forget precision ...


    By Veronafiere

  • TAL to promote technology at GFIA in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi will welcome many visitors from the world of Agriculture next week as it hosts the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) conference and exhibition at ADNEC. The event will commence on Monday 9th March for three days, and Technical Absorbents will join many companies promoting their latest innovations to the market. ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Fertiliser Helps Grower Claim Record Wheat Yield

    A Peterborough-based fertiliser tank supplier is reinforcing the importance of storing large volumes of fertiliser correctly in order to benefit from bulk-buying savings and to reduce wastage. As a Northumberland grower attributes his claimed world record wheat yield to fertiliser. Northumberland farmer, Rod Smith, claims to have achieved a world record wheat yield of 16.52t/ha and attributes his ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • FSIS Issues Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Salmonella

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its Salmonella Action Plan.  It outlines the steps it will take to address the most pressing problem it faces -- Salmonella in meat and poultry products. According to the agency, an estimated 1.3 million illnesses can be attributed to Salmonella each year. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Re-Building the World`s Soil: The Role of Soil Carbon Methodology for U.S. and Global Carbon Offset Projects

    The Earth Partners is pleased to announce the validation of its comprehensive soil carbon quantification methodology by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). The new methodology provides a credible, science-based approach to measuring soil carbon and reducing or removing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on land-based agriculture, forestry and other land use projects, including ecosystem restorations. ...


    By The Earth Partners LP

  • One Billion Hungry: ASA offers new program in South Asia

    The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report on June 19, 2009 stating that one in six people in the world — or more than 1 billion — is now hungry, a historic high. Compared with last year, there are 100 million more people who are hungry, meaning they receive fewer than 1,800 calories a day, the Food and Agriculture Organization said in the new estimate of food insecurity. Almost ...

  • Soy industry adopts environmental safeguards

    Elements of the soy industry have agreed to take a milestone step toward improving their production practices, which have led to widespread deforestation, displacement of small-farmers and indigenous peoples, and loss of natural habitats. On Thursday, participants in the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) unanimously agreed to implement a pilot program of voluntary production standards aimed ...


    By WWF International

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