This is the second year in a row the Southern Hemisphere's cereal harvest has been negatively affected by severe dry weather related to El Niño and some are saying it's the worst in the past 18 years. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have begun distributing agricultural aid packages to hundreds of thousands of farmers to support them in the second planting season.
EuroChem Group AG, a leading global agrochemical company, announced that it has completed its first intra-group shipment of ground phosphate rock from its phosphate rock mining operations in Kazakhstan.
The rural heartland of Thailand's deposed leader Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled billionaire brother Thaksin is hurting as a result of the military government's economic policies, stirring discontent and the threat of protests.
Currently, major projects such as the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative, which is directed at completely wiping out Ug99 stem rust, are funded for set periods of time and target specific strains of rust. It is unfeasible to expect a cure to be found, Pardey argued.
American Takii, Inc. one of the world’s preeminent vegetable and flower seed companies, has pledged a gift of $100,000 toward the $2.5 million fundraising goal set to establish an endowed chair position at the Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC).
Synthace and Dow AgroSciences LLC, announced they have entered into a research collaboration to optimize technology by accelerating development of fermentation-based production of crop protection products.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) that will provide more than 500 member museums and science-technology centers with resources to incorporate agricultural science and research in their programs.
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI), a U.S. subsidiary of Tessenderlo Group, and DuPont Crop Protection announced the sale of certain of DuPont’s global Hexazinone solo product and its Hexazinone/Diuron-only mixture product business assets to TKI. The sale excludes assets in Brazil.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC that will ensure the proper treatment, storage and disposal of an estimated 60 billion pounds of hazardous waste at six Mosaic facilities in Florida and two in Louisiana.