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  • Sentera Honored with Startup Award of 2016 by MN High Tech Association

    17th Annual Tekne Awards Recognizes Minnesota’s Technology Innovators The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) recently recognized Sentera as the 2016 Tekne Startup Award recipient. The MHTA Tekne Awards honor companies and individuals who play a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the lives and futures of people living around the world. ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • 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

  • Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 424 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy technologies in their operations. "Today's Rural Energy for America Program announcements will provide further assistance for agricultural producers and rural small ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cover Crops Add to Farm Sustainability

    A potentially record-setting U.S. corn harvest is underway. Many farmers can attribute the use of cover crops as one of multiple best management practices (BMPs) that help them increase yield year after year. Combined with BMPs of The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship program that promotes the application of nutrients at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, ...

  • Closing the phosphorous-efficiency gap

    Ways to reduce the costs of phosphorus fertiliser use on farms – critical for sustaining high agricultural production in many Australian farming systems – have been identified in a new suite of journal papers. The price for phosphorus is increasing steadily and has doubled over the last 10 years. Providing a national review of phosphorus use in grazing and ...

  • Bion Releases Operational Update

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) released an operational update today. The Kreider Farms system Grand Opening was held on July 21, 2011, while the system was still in the early operational shakedown phase. Comprehensive sampling and testing began in September.  The latest round of sampling demonstrates overall nitrogen management and Chesapeake Bay verified nitrogen ...

  • Start-up promises to revolutionise shrimp farming

    A UK start-up says it has developed a low-cost, ecological alternative to traditional shrimp farming by using bacteria as both a water filter and food for its shrimp. IKEA-like portable units using microbes and solar power to cheaply grow shrimp indoors ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • American Farm Bureau’s Stallman Calls for Tax Changes

    Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee today. “One of the major goals of tax reform should be to provide stable, predictable rules for businesses so that they can grow and create jobs,” American Farm ...

  • Harper Government Invests to Enhance Farm Management Capacity

    Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced a five-year investment of over $4 million to Farm Management Canada (FMC) to help them strengthen producers’ business skills and build farm management capacity. FMC will use the funding to enhance farm business management knowledge and skills development in Canada by delivering leading-edge ...

  • 2015 Farm Science Review Takes On Sharp Edge

    Farmers and producers can gain a sharper edge and glean cutting-edge ideas from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. The Review will again emphasize the best agricultural research, resources, information and access for ...


    By Ohio State University

  • OpenTAS now with Truck Operations Cockpit

    International software and consulting company Implico has expanded its leading tank farm administration system OpenTAS to include a Truck Operations Cockpit (TOC) module. Pilot customer TransTank confirms time savings and improved usability for tank farm planners. TOC gives OpenTAS users in tank farms an overview of all key truck operation processes. Planners ...


    By Implico Group

  • Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

    The world’s farmers and food producers must do more – perhaps five times as much – to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that threaten catastrophic global climate change, according to new research. Right ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washer For Farm Equipment Cleaning

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world’s leading American brand of a wide variety of industrial cleaning equipment shipped to most countries globally, and offering over 700 models of such products as rugged gas pressure washer systems, completely electric pressure washer machines, robust high pressure washer equipment, stationary and portable auto ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Growers can increase efficiency with single crop focus

    Vegetable growers are able to benefit from increased productivity by focusing their growing operations on producing a single commodity, with efficiencies created by investing in labour that is specialised for a single crop. This is one of the outcomes from an Economic Discussion Paper produced by vegetable grower body AUSVEG, using data from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Ohio State Offers Aquaponics Fish Farming Workshop July 10-11

    An innovative aquaculture program offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a workshop July 10-11 to provide an in-depth look at the increasingly popular fish farming industry. Held at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, the workshop will offer current and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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

  • Energy efficiency a key concern for vegetable growers

    As Australian vegetable growers continue to struggle under the weight of rising production costs, an energy audit report on the industry has taken a closer look at power consumption and efficiency. “Energy costs have practically doubled over the last decade, prompting the industry to take a closer look at the way facilities use energy, and to then use the report to identify ...


    By AUSVEG

  • California Conservation Investment on Farms and Ranchland Reaches $250 Million in 2012

    California's air, water, wetlands and wildlife habitat all received a significant boost in 2012 as private landowners joined with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to voluntarily invest approximately a quarter billion dollars in protecting and restoring natural resources. The federal portion of the investment, $154.2 million, comes from a mix of financial incentive and easement ...

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