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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 …
The Cliffs Organic Farm Reestablished
The Cliffs Organic Farm Reestablished
9/19/2014 10:06:08 AM
After taking over The Cliffs Organic Farm in 2011 during The Cliffs’ financial restructuring, owner Craig Weiner is excited to come home. Broken Oak Organics, as the farm has been known since then, is rejoining The Cliffs communities this fall and resuming its original name - The Cliffs Organic Farm.  While some things change, however, some things remain the same – namely, …
Orwig’s Livestock Supplements to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of American Farmer, Airing on RFD-TV
Orwig’s Livestock Supplements to be Featured in Upcoming Episode of American Farmer, Airing on RFD-TV
9/19/2014 8:40:50 AM
Orwig’s Livestock Supplements, Inc. announced they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. Steve Orwig, Owner of Orwig’s Livestock Supplements has been in the feed supplement tub manufacturing business since 1982. Orwig’s dehydrated brittle-like molasses product helps with rationing, because it is able to get the correct …
Winston Products Wins 2013 - 2014 NTE Vendor of the Year
Winston Products Wins 2013 - 2014 NTE Vendor of the Year
9/17/2014 5:10:32 PM
Winston Products, LLC was recently awarded Vendor of the Year for 2013 - 2014 at the Northern Tool + Equipment Rally held in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 4-8, 2014.   Each year, the biennial award is presented to a vendor that goes above and beyond to meet the expectations of NTE in the following areas: on-time shipments; product, merchandising and packaging innovation; …
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
9/17/2014 3:54:06 PM
Last month, NBC’s Channel 4 in Los Angeles broadcasted a report about residents in Vernon having topsoil removed from their yards.  The topsoil is being excavated down to a depth of 18 inches due to the presence of lead contamination. The lead is believed to have come from a nearby battery recycling plant that suspended operations back in March after the plant was unable to …
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate
9/17/2014 9:46:33 AM
Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots that have been continuously observed …
Bayer CropScience’s contribution to sustainable agriculture: First Bayer ForwardFarm launched in Belgium
Bayer CropScience’s contribution to sustainable agriculture: First Bayer ForwardFarm launched in Belgium
9/11/2014 12:38:33 PM
Bayer CropScience has inaugurated the first Bayer ForwardFarm in the Belgian town of Huldenberg. The “Hof ten Bosch” farm owned by Jan and Josse Peeters brings together farmers, scientists and academia, technology partners and other players throughout the value chain, politics and regulators, as well as consumers, with the goals of exchanging agricultural know-how and forming …
Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene
Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene
9/11/2014 10:30:17 AM
Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS), Braskem (NYSE: BAK) and Michelin (EPA: ML) announced today that Braskem is joining a collaboration already launched in 2011 between Michelin and Amyris . This collaboration was initiated to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass as an additional sustainable pathway to produce isoprene. Under the terms of the …
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
9/9/2014 2:34:07 PM
Ascension Parish soon will be home to a world-class technical training center, thanks to BASF’s support of River Parishes Community College (RPCC). BASF donated $100,000 to RPCC to support construction of an Advanced Technology Center on the school’s new campus in Burnside, Louisiana. The center will strengthen workforce development for Ascension Parish and the surrounding …
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – October 7, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina & October 9, 2014 in New York City
EAM & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – October 7, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina & October 9, 2014 in New York City
9/9/2014 9:00:00 AM
GenesisSolutions is committed to providing an educational forum to promote a greater understanding of a progressive, multiphase EAM Master Plan and how organizations can leverage their CMMS investment to support Asset Reliability strategies and improvements. The theme and outcome of this seminar will be that each individual will begin to understand how to develop and …
Treat My Chicken Right: ASPCA Survey Shows Consumers Want More Humanely Raised Chicken, Feel it Leads to Safer Chicken Products
9/4/2014 2:34:14 PM
As the poultry industry kicks off its annual month-long celebration of chicken this September, the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), as part of its national “ Truth About Chicken ” campaign, is announcing the findings of a national survey* that reveals a distrust of the chicken industry among consumers and a strong desire for more …

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