Sumitomo Chemical has recently launched an urban farming research and development project jointly with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), holding an opening ceremony of the project's hydroponic facilities in Singapore on November 23.
Cover crops can do a lot for your farm. To learn how they can support a thriving community of pollinators and beneficial insects—which in turn can improve crop quality and yield—check out SARE’s new 16-page publication, Cover "Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects."
Scoular, a leading U.S.-based agricultural marketing company, is expanding its reach into new geographies and products with the completion of its acquisition of Legumex Walker Inc.'s (LWI) Special Crops Division, a global merchandiser and processor of special crops, pulses, and associated healthy, specialty food ingredients.
Hall and Hall Auctions announced the results of several recent land auctions in Kansas, Oklahoma and Montana. Four auctions in Kansas and Oklahoma held on October 21-22 resulted in 8,702 acres selling to four different buyers for $6,258,876. A Glasgow, Mont., auction on Nov. 20 resulted in 12,229 acres (20,678 with lease acres) selling to four different buyers for $5,236,400. This is a total of 20,931 acres in three states totaling $11,495,276 selling at auction over the past month.
In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a UC Davis animal scientist.
Nufarm Limited announced its decision to close its manufacturing operations at Calgary in Canada as part of its plan to build a more responsive, flexible and cost effective structure for the North American region via its facilities in the Chicago area.
BASF gathered experts from six European countries to advance the knowledge of best farming practices and spread them across key stakeholder groups. The conference is part of the Farm Network's activites, a partnership by BASF, to foster programs that balance farm production with the protection of the land and the environment for generations to come.
National Corn Growers Association Trade Policy and Biotechnology Chair John Linder, a farmer from Ohio, and Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs Nathan Fields took part in a meeting hosted by the Biotechnology Regulatory Service to share with stakeholders how the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to approach new rulemaking around part 340.
In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic resources in times of climate change.