farm performance News

  • Repeat Performance

    Bill Bateson liked what he saw from high oleic soybeans so much the first year he grew them, he came back for an encore. Like other Ohio farmers growing high oleic soybeans, Bateson has seen solid performance in the field, and he remains excited about end-user demand for the oil they produce. It offers improved functionality for some food customers, such as fast-food chains and snack-food makers. ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Transitioning to organic farming

    As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary for these farmers to have ...

  • Urban farming to expand in Montreal

    Lufa Farms Inc., creator of the world's first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse, has announced a partnership that will result in several new rooftop farms in and around Montreal, beginning next year. A cooperative agreement has been reached with green industrial-park specialist Le Groupe Montoni of Laval to develop LEED-certified industrial ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wastewater fears for urban farms

    Urgent action is needed to remove pollutants from urban wastewater, which is often used in cities to grow food, an international study has warned. Data collected by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) found that 85% of cities discharged the water without any appropriate treatment. With many developing nations swiftly urbanising, the authors said people were at increasing risk of ...

  • Farming and knowledge monocultures are misconceived

    Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science, say Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas. In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Apex Uses Second Wind for First Multi-Sensor Survey Aimed at Optimizing Wind Farm Performance

    Apex Wind Energy (Apex) and Second Wind have announced the commencement of a multi-month wind farm optimization (WFO) campaign using two Triton advanced SoDAR systems at a utility scale wind project under development by Apex. This WFO represents the first case of multiple mobile ground-based wind measurement instruments being deployed simultaneously to verify several project sub-sectors and ...


    By Apex Wind Energy Inc.

  • Is farming becoming more environmentally sustainable?

    The environmental track-record of agriculture has come under scrutiny in a new report which details the environmental performance of farming in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member countries since 1990. Its findings demonstrate that progress has been made, but there are still areas for improvement which policy measures could help overcome. One of the most striking ...

  • Upsolar Certified for Coastal and Agricultural Performance

    Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced a significant step toward expanding its global market share: verification of high performance in coastal and agricultural areas, both popular locations for PV installations. The company earned certification from conformity assessment laboratory Bureau Veritas (BV) LCIE China for ...


    By Upsolar Group Co., Ltd

  • Bion Announces Kreider Farms Project Sampling Results

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the test results from the most recent round of sampling of its system at the Kreider Farms dairy operation. These samplings will be part of Bion's submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) for the issuance of its final water quality permit and approval of Bion's nutrient ...

  • Africa Oil Announces Puntland Farm-Out

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- Africa Oil Corp. ("Africa Oil" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: AOI) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Red Emperor Resources NL ("Red Emperor") pursuant to which Red Emperor will acquire a participating interest in the Dharoor and Nugaal Valley Blocks located in Puntland (Somalia). Under the terms of the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Vaccination of farmed fish good for animals and thus for humans

    More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks. And the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing. The scale on which fish are currently farmed makes it necessary to protect them, by means of vaccination, against disease and premature death. An understanding of the immune system in fish will hopefully lead to effective vaccination methods ...

  • Global farmed salmon industry launches sustainability initiative

    CEOs of the global farmed salmon industry have launched a major industry-led sustainability initiative. The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) unites 15 global farmed salmon producers committed to greater industry cooperation and transparency, in order to achieve significant and continuous progress in industry sustainability. The initiative aims to make significant strides in providing a sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tianli Agritech, Inc. Completes Acquisition of AnPuluo Farm

    Tianli Agritech, Inc. (NASDAQ: OINK) ("Tianli" or "the Company"), a leading producer of breeder hogs and market hogs based in Wuhan City, China, today announced that on May 12, 2011 it successfully completed the acquisition of the assets of the AnPuluo Farm, a 20,000 annual head production hog farm in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, which is located within the Hubei province. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Switch to organic farming may boost yields and incomes

    Switching to organic and resource-conserving methods of farming can improve smallholder crop yields, food security and income, a review study has found. But a more-extensive evidence base founded on rigorous and consistent ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Tannins` Surprising Benefits for Soils, Forests and Farms

    The tannins that help make good red wine and bright fall colors also may help make good soil and healthy livestock, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. Chemist Javier Gonzalez and soil scientist Jonathan Halvorson, both at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are leading a tannin research project ...

  • Illumitex Expands to Vertical Farms Across the Globe

    Illumitex is expanding its LED lighting services to six international countries in the vertical farming industry. Among the international vertical farms Illumitex is currently working with are Remy located in Israel, Asahi Techno in Japan, Agricool in France and aquaponic startups in Norway and Italy. Illumitex’s involvement with the Association for Vertical Farming, educational ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

    To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said the European Parliament on Thursday. In a vote on draft plans to update an EU law on veterinary medicines, MEPs advocate banning collective and preventive antibiotic treatment of animals, and back measures to stimulate ...


    By European Parliament

  • Peterson Brothers to Perform at Sunbelt Ag Expo

    AgAmerica Lending, the premier agricultural lender across the U.S., announced that The Peterson Farm Brothers will be performing at their Sunbelt Ag Expo exhibit in Moultrie, GA in October. YouTube sensations, the Peterson Farm Brothers will bring their parodies of popular songs to the largest ag show of the Southeast from their home state of Kansas. The three brothers and their parody videos ...


    By Sunbelt Ag Expo

  • 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

    At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council ...

  • Crop performance matters when evaluating GHGs

    Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That’s the conclusion of a study in the September-October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as tillage on the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide (N2O). Expressing emissions per unit of crop yield rather than on a more conventional ...

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