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  • EPA to Assist Livestock Operators

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 15, 2007) EPA has awarded two grants totaling $8 million to provide direct technical assistance to livestock operators to prevent water pollution discharges and reduce air emissions. RTI International of Research Triangle Park, N.C., will provide assistance to farm operators in the East and Environmental Resources Coalition (ERC) of Jefferson City, Mo., in the West.  ...

  • Pesticides: Operator safety is paramount

    Each year in France, almost 80,000 tons of pesticides are spread over crops. Farmers are often the unintended targets. At Cemagref, innovative research is being carried out to characterise the exposure of professional personnel to pesticides on the basis of surveys and samples from the field. Farming professionals are the most exposed to pesticides. In France in 2005, they were approximately 800 ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • EcoSea Announces Launch of Japan-based Operations and Subsidiary

    Osaka, Japan–EcoSea announced the launch of its Japan-based operations, the newly formed company is a 100% subsidiary of EcoSea Farming SpA, an Aquaculture Technology Service Company with headquarters in Puerto Montt Chile. Through its state-of-the-art technology including a globally unique off-shore farming aquaculture system utilizing UR30ST* copper alloy mesh. EcoSea will provide ...


    By EcoSea Farming SpA

  • Biosecurity Important to Poultry Operations Worldwide

    “If you have a set of biosecurity rules and procedures so exhaustive that the document would do serious damage if dropped on your foot, you don’t have a plan, you have a problem. Biosecurity rules are intended to reduce risk, but if they are incomprehensible, overwhelming, ignored, outdated or essentially useless, it’s time for an overhaul,” suggested David Shapiro, DVM, ...

  • NCBA Showcases Cattle Operation’s Conservation Practices

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts hosted an event today to highlight the successful conservation efforts by farmers and ranchers that have led to the improvement of the Chesapeake ...

  • Sapphire Energy`s Commercial Demonstration Algae-to-Energy Facility Now Operational

    Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, the world's first commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational. Construction of this first phase, ...


    By Sapphire Energy

  • Ag Leaders Connectivity Simplifies Unloading On-the-go for Grain Cart Operators

    Today, Ag Leader, the leader in year-round precision farming technology widely known for the first commercially successful yield monitor, announced a limited beta release of a new grain cart connectivity feature, CartACE. Powered by Ag Leader's InCommand display, CartACE gives the grain cart operator assistance while unloading on-the-go. “We know that the grain cart seat cannot be filled by ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Dairy farmers of America and Vanguard renewables announce strategic alliance

    Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country.  While waste management and environmental sustainability are top priorities for dairy farmers today, renewable energy methods, like ...

  • EcoSea Farming SpA and JA Mitsui Leasing Begin Operations in Chile

    EcoSea Farming SpA’s (EcoSea) surfaced near shore containment systems for salmon in Chile were acquired by JA Mitsui Leasing (JAML) of Japan. EcoSea manages and maintains the pens previously owned by Innovaciones en Cobre S.A., a consolidated subsidiary of Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO), a state-owned copper mining company in Chile. EcoSea’s CEO, Craig J. ...


    By EcoSea Farming SpA

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs is availablehere. "Our nation's farmers and ranchers are the engine of the rural ...

  • USPOULTRY Releases New Video Series Highlighting Poultry and Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The first video in the series features one of USPOULTRY’s 2014 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Bar G Ranch Poultry, in Rogers, Texas. Bar G Ranch Poultry, owned and operated by Darrell and Shannon Glaser, consists of 500 acres in ...

  • Moringa Energy, Farming Operations, Industry Trends & Quality Standards

    The 2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013, an International Workshop on Moringa Agronomy Horticultural and oil Production, under the patronage of the BBA, will take place in Jaipur, India on November 21 & 22, 2013. Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the workshop, emphasizes scientific components of successful Moringa farming and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • USPOULTRY Releases Fifth Video in Series Highlighting Poultry and Egg Farm Environmental Stewardship

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a fifth video in a series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms. The video features one of USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award winners, Riverhill Farms of Port Republic, Va. Riverhill Farms is owned and operated by Glenn and Sheri Rodes, along with their parents, brothers and extended ...

  • Don’t stress our fish, campaigners told

    SALMON farmers have urged anti-aquaculture campaigners to find peaceful ways to voice their objections to the sector ahead of a planned stunt at west coast sites this weekend. Scottish Sea Farms said the proposed water based protest, which calls for swimmers, kayakers and boat operators to congregate uninvited at salmon farms, was dangerous to farm staff, fish stocks and the ...


    By FISHupdate

  • EPA Orders Kevin Basham farm to stop discharging pollutants into Louisiana waters

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a cease and desist administrative order to the Kevin Basham Farm in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, for unauthorized discharges of chicken litter into a tributary of the Dugdemona River. The Kevin Basham Farm chicken broiler facility is a concentrated animal feeding operation located approximately five miles east of Arcadia on the south side of U.S. ...

  • John Deere Operations Center Adds Mobile Apps and Mapping Functions

    In an effort to enhance the functionality, ease-of-use and overall value of John Deere Operations Center to producers, John Deere announces a new software release for its cloud-based platform. These user-focused changes include more tools and features that enable producers to easily collect and access more farm information and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits ...


    By John Deere

  • Farm bill could hide farm locations from public

    Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural and large-scale livestock operations blamed for polluting water or soil. The secrecy effort arose after the Environmental Protection Agency said it had ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oyster Farm Owners Eye Options After Ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California. The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Taylor Shellfish First Farm in U.S. to Achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

    The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State. The Shelton, Wash. based company received ASC Bivalve Certification for its operation in the South Puget Sound basin, which comprises the Hood Canal and the area south of the Tacoma Narrows, ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    Village Farms International, Inc., one of the largest producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables in North America, announced today it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire Maxim Power (B.C.), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maxim Power Corp., for CAD $4.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. The closing of the acquisition is subject to certain conditions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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