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Barry Callebaut Group to switch its European supply of Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) to RSPO fully segregated
10/30/2014 10:14:50 AM
The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, will switch its sourcing of core Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs) from RSPO mass balance to RSPO fully segregated material across its European operations, as of November 3, 2014. With this sustainable approach, the company aims to lead the confectionery market in offering …
DuPont Pioneer celebrates multi-million dollar production expansion in Chatham, Ontario
10/22/2014 12:02:51 PM
DuPont Pioneer celebrated the opening of two new processing towers representing a $19 million investment at the DuPont Pioneer Chatham production location today. Media and employees had the opportunity to tour the expanded facility, which now includes corn refuge blending towers and new soybean conditioning equipment, such as dryers and bins. "This is an example of the seed …
GenesisSolutions - EAM Assessment Methodology – Identifying Prioritized Opportunities for Asset Management Improvement - Webinar
GenesisSolutions - EAM Assessment Methodology – Identifying Prioritized Opportunities for Asset Management Improvement - Webinar
10/21/2014 9:00:00 AM
GenesisSolutions is hosting a webinar on EAM Assessment Methodology - Identifying Prioritized Opportunities for Asset Management Improvement to discuss a strategic approach. This event is part of our EAM Best Practice webinar series. To register for this event,  please click here . Webinar Overview All industries are focused on improving asset reliability. This can …
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 …

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