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Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
Pipeline Support Contractor Puts Its Equipment “Where Billy Goats Fear to Tread”
12/16/2014 9:48:25 AM
R-Value Foam has announced completion of eighteen miles of 8” and 10” pipeline support services for a pipeline project owned by Blue Racer, contracted by Welded Construction, L.P.     R-Value Foam was engaged to provide foam pads and foam trench breakers or plugs for the project. R-Value’s president, Mark Benaske explained some of the challenges, including the steep …
L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan, an Ultralight Standalone Laser Scanner for UAVs
L’Avion Jaune Selects Septentrio’s RTK Technology for YellowScan, an Ultralight Standalone Laser Scanner for UAVs
12/15/2014 4:04:24 PM
Septentrio announced today that L’Avion Jaune, a leading service provider and airborne sensors integrator in the field of aerial surveys with a decade of experience in UAV technologies has selected the Septentrio AsteRx-m™ for its robustness and low-power consumption , to equip the YellowScan system.   YellowScan is the world’s lightest all-in-one solution designed to …
Supporting on-the-ground cocoa sustainability activities: Barry Callebaut’s Cocoa Horizons Truck reaches 10,000 km milestone – over 30,000 villagers visited
12/15/2014 9:28:00 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announces that its Cocoa Horizons Truck passed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 km and reached 33,000 participants, less than a year after the start of its journey into remote cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Last week, the truck passed the 10,000 km mark between the …
USDA Seeks Public Comment on New Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule
12/11/2014 4:08:32 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has established a 60-day comment period for the rule. The rule is expected to be available …
Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs
12/11/2014 4:03:03 PM
CORNUCOPIA, Wis . — In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute , a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic. After years of …
Cargill officially opens cocoa processing facility in Indonesia to serve growing Asian market
12/10/2014 11:23:06 AM
Food and beverage manufacturers seeking to meet the growing demand amongst Asian consumers for chocolate and cocoa products will benefit from a greater availability of high quality cocoa powders following the inauguration of Cargill’s cocoa processing facility in Gresik, Indonesia. Creating over 300 new jobs, the US $100 million facility will have a 70,000-metric-ton …
Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
12/10/2014 10:36:34 AM
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming. The study, to be published …
Industrial Vegetation Management Market of Pesticides and Fertilizers Proves “Slow and Steady Wins the Race,” Comments Kline Expert
Industrial Vegetation Management Market of Pesticides and Fertilizers Proves “Slow and Steady Wins the Race,” Comments Kline Expert
12/9/2014 10:21:06 AM
The weeds are growing! Close to $1 billion was spent around the globe on industrial vegetation management (IVM) applications in 2013. That is the exciting news emerging from the recently completed Global Industrial Vegetation Management of Pesticides and Fertilizers: Market Analysis and Opportunities study from globally recognized consulting and market research firm Kline …
Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first chocolate factory in Chile
Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first chocolate factory in Chile
12/2/2014 5:48:37 PM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, today officially inaugurated its first chocolate factory in Chile. The state-of-the-art facility in Paine, located approximately 40 km from the capital city of Santiago de Chile, has an initial annual production capacity of around 25,000 tonnes of liquid chocolate and …
GEA becomes a partner of the Dairy Farming Institute in China
11/26/2014 9:53:49 AM
GEA Group will contribute its expertise to Nestlé’s freshly inaugurated Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng in Northeast China (Heilongjiang Province) as a designated partner for milking and hygiene. The institute has the mission of helping to advance dairy farming practices and sustainably ensuring high quality domestic milk supplies to meet the growing consumption of milk …
Santa Clarita Valley Homes Flooded & Now Face Microbial Concerns
Santa Clarita Valley Homes Flooded & Now Face Microbial Concerns
11/25/2014 5:07:45 PM
Last month, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal published a report about property damage to homes after a water pipe burst allowing 1.3 million gallons of water to inundate some properties in the area.  According to the article, the impacted residents have been told it will likely be two to three months before they are able to return to their homes.   Not only did the sudden …
Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
Mars’ Vision For Change Project Draws Support From Director General Of The Cocoa And Coffee Council Of Côte d’Ivoire
11/21/2014 11:19:04 AM
Last week, the Vision for Change project was honored to welcome Madame Massandje Toure-Litse, Director General of the Cocoa & Coffee Council (Conseil Café Cacao or CCC) of Côte d’Ivoire, for a visit to two participating communities. Madame Toure-Litse is an important partner and supporter of the Mars effort as well as those within the broader cocoa industry to make cocoa …
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
Bayer CropScience opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Frankfurt, Germany
11/20/2014 11:09:52 AM
Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing global problem. The official opening of Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt on 19 November is a major step forward in tackling weed resistance, as it will develop new weed control strategies, and share knowledge within the global community of farmers, agronomists and scientists. Understanding …
Cibus And Rotam Announce Launch Of Their First Non-Transgenic Commercial Product
11/20/2014 10:08:38 AM
Cibus Global, a leader in non-transgenic trait development, and Rotam, a fast growing international company in the crop protection industry, have announced the launch of non-transgenic SU Canola™ (Sulfonylurea Tolerant) in the United States. Rotam has developed two new effective weed control solutions specifically designed for use on SU Canola™. Dave Voss, Vice President, …
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
11/19/2014 1:44:06 PM
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, the size of this seasonal swing has increased by as much as half, for reasons that aren’t fully understood. Now a team of researchers has shown that agricultural production may …

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