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  • Hops Conference to Feature New Harvester, Prototype Trellis System

    The hops industry is booming in Ohio, and organizers of The Ohio State University Hops Conference and Trade Show on Feb. 24-25 have brewed up a program that will keep the learning flowing for beginner and advanced growers alike. “There was an estimated 200 acres of hops planted in Ohio on 80 farms in 2016, up from 10 acres on four farms in 2014,” said Brad Bergefurd, horticulture ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Olive growing in Saudi Arabia

    A delegation of representatives of the Saudi olive growing sector was received on 7 October by various officials of the IOC Executive Secretariat, including the Executive Director, the Deputy Directors, the Head of the Department of Research & Development and Environment and the Head of the Promotion Unit. Mr Aboabat, the CEO of the company Al-Watania and Mr Sahbi Mahjoub from the Agromillora ...

  • Growing complexity of corporations in society

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an article outlining the "case against corporate social responsibility". This was well written and is indeed a provocative piece for students of business, practitioners, academic scholars, and even policy makers. While I think the author brings ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Challenges growing for food security

    Despite international efforts to reduce global food insecurity and malnutrition, the realisation of food security in the world has fallen short of promises made at the World Food Summit in 1996, and the Millennium Development Goals'2 target to halve world hunger by 2015 is also unlikely to be met. In a recently released report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ...

  • Growing crops in the city

    A case study published in the 2010 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education by professors at Washington State University studies the challenges one organization faced in maintaining an urban market garden. The journal is published by the American Society of Agronomy. Since 1995, Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) has employed young homeless individuals or those involved in the ...

  • The FLSmidth AFT Filter Bags Grow

    Evans, GA based filter bag manufacturer, FLSmidth AFT Operations announced that Bethlehem, PA based FLSmidth Air Pollution Control Regional Services will be incorporated into its operational business unit. FLSmidth AFT and Regional Services have been collaborating for over a decade due to their product/service synergies and shared customers in various industries. AFT manufactured filter bags ...

  • Fertilizers – a growing threat to sea life

    A rise in carbon emissions is not the only threat to the planet. Changes to the nitrogen cycle, caused in large part by the widespread use of fertilizers, are also damaging both water quality and aquatic life. These concerns are highlighted by Professor Grace Brush, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, in her historical review1 of landscape changes around Chesapeake Bay, a large ...


    By Springer

  • Converted Organics is Growing Up: Company Announces the Acquisition of Vertical Farming Pioneer, TerraSphere Systems

    BOSTON, Mass., Nov., 2010-- Converted Organics Inc., (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that the Company has closed on the acquisition of 95% of the membership interests in TerraSphere Systems, LLC, a rapidly growing pioneer in the vertical farming market. Converted Organics Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire TerraSphere Systems, LLC on July 6, 2010. This acquisition was approved by Converted ...


    By Converted Organics Inc.

  • European Farms Growing Slowly but Surely

    There are around 14 million farmers in the European Union, and the average size of farms is just 14 hectares. By comparison, the USA has just 2 million farmers, yet the average size of farms is 180 hectares. Just under 50 percent of the EU’s surface area is covered by fields, 30 percent by forests and 20 percent by something other, such as cities. Family farms are traditional in Europe, but ...

  • USDA Awards Over $52 million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair. ...

  • 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 ...

  • NRDC announces winners of the 2013 Growing Green Awards

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today celebrates four remarkable food vanguards for their pioneering efforts to create healthier and more sustainable food systems at the fifth annual Growing Green Awards. The winners, who are leaders in tackling antibiotic resistance on farms, infusing urban areas with fresh produce in corner stores, ...

  • Fast-Growing Plants Adapt Quickly to Climate Change

    IRVINE, California (ENS) - Plants with short life cycles can adapt in just a few years to climate change, University of California-Irvine, UCI, scientists have discovered. This finding suggests that plants that grow rapidly such as weeds may cope better with global warming than slower-growing plants such as redwood trees. 'Some species evolve fast enough to keep up ...

  • Can a Greenhouse Grow Energy Savings, Too?

    A grocery store, greenhouse, hotel and community college will be among a diverse group of West Coast organizations testing the next generation of fuel cells that produce both electric power and heat while saving energy, thanks to a $2.8 million combined industry and government award announced today by the Department of Energy’s ...

  • ABIH® LinkedIn Group Celebrates 725+ Members & Growing

    Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 725th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news, updates and information.   Social media has ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • Easing organic agricultural trade

    Organic farmers in developing countries will have greater access to world markets, thanks to two practical tools launched this week that seek to ease trade in organic agricultural products. The new tools, which are the outcome of six years of collaborative work by FAO, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), ...

  • Hundreds of Organizations Ask Congress to

    Today, more than 500 organizations, businesses and individuals signed a letter asking congressional leaders not to further cut funding to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill. Noting that conservation programs already have been significantly cut in recent years and will bear more than their fair share of deficit reduction in the Farm Bill as currently drafted, the letter asks Congress to "hold ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • The revival of the Italian olive growing starts from Spoleto

    The two-day conference devoted to the Italian olive growing was held on 13th and 14thNovember at the theatre Caio Melisso “Spazio Carla Fendi” in Spoleto. The purpose of the conference was to reflect and confront on the possible solutions to emerge from the crisis affecting the sector. The title of the conference organized by the National Academy of Olive and Oil in ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • ABIH LinkedIn Group Continues to Grow in Popularity

    Today, there are over 200 million users of the internet’s largest professional network, LinkedIn.  It is an impressive statistic for a ten year old service that is used by professionals across the globe.  A popular feature of LinkedIn is the 1½ million groups on the network that allow people to communicate and share information about various topics.  Over 80% of ...

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