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EMSL Analytical, Inc. Accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program
10/15/2014 2:58:41 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) and accepted into the Domestic Peanut Aflatoxin Program.  EMSL is proficient in analyzing peanut samples for aflatoxin by using an immunoaffinity column with direct fluorometry method (AOAC Official Method 991.31, A-G). According to the USDA, …
Cocoa’s boom-bust price cycles could hit African farmers hard, but industry is responding
10/13/2014 5:10:45 PM
Analysis by PwC and natural resource tracking company GeoTraceability indicates that ‘boom-bust’ cycles of cocoa prices remain a major threat to small farmers in West Africa in particular. But the confectionery industry is responding with new investment to make cocoa production more efficient and sustainable in the long run. With the price of cocoa in September up by around …
Creative Electron Announces New Custom and OEM X-Ray Division
10/13/2014 1:33:39 PM
Creative Electron announced today the creation of a new division dedicated to the design and manufacture of custom and OEM x-ray inspection solutions. The new division will be lead by Dr. Glen Thomas, an industry veteran with decades of experience in designing custom solutions for a wide range of applications – from wood to small animal radiographic inspection. The Custom …
DuPont Pioneer, Cargill Announce 2015 Plenish® High Oleic Soy IP Contract Program
10/10/2014 10:52:07 AM
DuPont Pioneer and Cargill announced today that they will work with farmers near Cargill’s facility in Sidney, Ohio, to grow Pioneer® brand soybeans with the Plenish® high oleic trait in 2015. Cargill will contract with soybean farmers in the Sidney, Ohio, area to grow Plenish® high oleic soybeans that will be delivered to a participating elevator or directly to Cargill for …
Encirca Services Environmental Response Units Offer a Better Base for Predictive Farm Management
10/8/2014 11:46:44 AM
In February, the University of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and DuPont Pioneer announced an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. The collaboration offers growers a step-change in sustainable crop production through better recommendations for nitrogen …
Essex Capital Arranges $6.75 Million Recapitalization
Essex Capital Arranges $6.75 Million Recapitalization
10/7/2014 2:28:48 PM
Essex Capital Group, Inc. (“Essex”), announced the closing of a $6,750,000 debt recapitalization for Century Everglades, LLC, (“CE” or the “Company”), a privately-held building products manufacturer and distributor based in Homestead, Florida. As a part of the restructuring, Essex was successful in putting together a comprehensive debt solution that involved two specialty …
IFC Provides $125 million in Loans and Guarantees to BBM to Support Agribusiness in Brazil
10/7/2014 12:00:13 PM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced it will provide US$ 125 million to Banco BBM S.A. in loans and guarantees to expand access to finance for medium-sized corporations in Brazil’s agribusiness sector. IFC’s loan totals US$ 100 million and consists of a 5-year US$ 50 million loan, a 3-year US$ 25 million syndicated loan, and a 5-year US$ 25 million loan through …
MAX Grow Lights Evolves, Changes Company Name to Pro MAX Grow
MAX Grow Lights Evolves, Changes Company Name to Pro MAX Grow
10/7/2014 9:37:28 AM
Jeff Gasman, President of MAX Grow Lights, announced today that the company will officially be changing its name to Pro MAX Grow as of Wednesday October 8th. Gasman explained that the name would reflect the evolving focus and standards of the company, adding, the name Pro MAX Grow better reflects the company’s current state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities of its LED …
New Manned UAVs Cost Half of Drones, with No Restrictions
10/7/2014 8:00:00 AM
Cessnas flown solo as  manned UAVs  are inherently less expensive than unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and are legal in all airspace. Equipped with the same unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sensors, the manned UAVs on large commercial missions will:  Operate at a lower cost per mile, or per acre Have longer flight duration and better stability Provide faster and greater …
Study shows consumers want more omega-3
10/6/2014 4:58:53 PM
At least 98 percent of consumers have now heard of omega-3 oils. An increasing number are more likely to purchase products containing ALA, EPA or DHA omega-3 oils. This is according to Cargill’s Fatitudes™ research, which provides a look at how consumers perceive a variety of oils and fats in packaged goods.  “The Fatitudes research will help our customers better understand …
Global Youth Ag-Summit will take place in Australia in 2015
10/3/2014 9:35:16 AM
Bayer CropScience and Future Farmers Network (FFN) Australia are hosting the Global Youth Ag-Summit / Essay applications now being accepted online through January 30, 2015 on www.youthagsummit.com Every day the world’s population increases by 233,000 people, growing from 7.2 billion people today to more than 9 billion by 2050, according to estimates by the United Nations. …
HHS releases 13th Report on Carcinogens
HHS releases 13th Report on Carcinogens
10/2/2014 1:23:44 PM
Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States. The new report includes 243 listings. Ortho-toluidine, used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, …
BASF Canada donates $25,000 to help keep youth active
10/2/2014 12:37:07 PM
BASF Canada is donating a total of $25,000 to local YMCA chapters and youth groups in communities where the company operates as part of KeepFit, an employee wellness program. “BASF’s KeepFit program is all about encouraging our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices through daily exercise ,” said Carles Navarro, President of BASF Canada.   “ We support them by providing …
Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes
10/2/2014 11:40:02 AM
Citizen initiatives on the November 4 ballots in both Colorado and Oregon would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages.  The pending votes have sparked a high-priced battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations. Opposition to the state food labeling measures is coming …
IndoTeak Design Announces Cinta Reclaimed Teak Wood Tile
9/30/2014 5:00:00 PM
IndoTeak Design , a leading manufacturer and design company in the recycled teak wood industry, announces it’s new collection, Cinta. The Cinta Collection is a groundbreaking teak wood tile, offered up in a vast array of designs that a customer can pick and choose and even design their own style.Cinta, means “love” in Indonesian, and with this new line of teak wood …
BASF raises awareness and funds for Be The Match in Texas
BASF raises awareness and funds for Be The Match in Texas
9/24/2014 9:33:43 AM
For the fourth year in a row, BASF Corporation was the local presenting sponsor of the Houston Be The Match Walk+Run held Saturday, September 13, in Sugar Land, Texas.  More than 500 employees from BASF sites in Beaumont, Freeport, Houston, Pasadena and Port Arthur and their family members participated in the event, which helps raise awareness and funds for the Be The Match …
Peru to modernize agricultural information system with support from IDB
9/23/2014 3:50:37 PM
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a $15 million loan to help Peru improve the quality, reliability and availability of its agricultural information , in a bid to improve farm policies and revenue for rural producers. Peru boasts one of the most vibrant economies in Latin America. Agriculture, the leading sector, provides employment …
Cargill pledges to protect forests in all agricultural supply chains
9/23/2014 11:41:28 AM
At the United Nations’ Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food …
Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport Raises Record Funds for Local Farmers
9/22/2014 1:36:46 PM
Ski Vermont presented a contribution check of a record breaking $10,800 to the Keep Local Farms Fund at Rosina Wallace Farmin Waterbury, VT on Friday, September 19, 2014. The contribution comes from the proceeds of Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program which enabled 2,150 children to ski and snowboard for free in Vermont during the 2013-14 season.  This is the …

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