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Implementing OSHA’s New Regional Emphasis Program to Reduce Worker Exposure to Ammonia Compounds
Implementing OSHA’s New Regional Emphasis Program to Reduce Worker Exposure to Ammonia Compounds
11/12/2018 1:02:48 PM
In late September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it had launched a new program to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonium.
Atlantic tuna species threatened by record levels of overfishing and alleged criminal activities: WWF urges ICCAT to deliver stringent action
Atlantic tuna species threatened by record levels of overfishing and alleged criminal activities: WWF urges ICCAT to deliver stringent action
11/9/2018 1:59:14 PM
A €12 million annual trade in illegal bluefin tuna recently uncovered in the Mediterranean and the dramatic overfishing of tropical tunas, pushing populations at risk of collapse, underline the need for serious action by the EU and tuna fishing nations at the  ICCAT meeting in Croatia, starting on Monday 12 November.  WWF urges the EU and other fishing nations  to put in …
Environmental Monitoring to Protect Industry, the Environment and Communities
Environmental Monitoring to Protect Industry, the Environment and Communities
11/8/2018 12:40:24 PM
Evaluating the quality of the air, water and soil around buildings and industry can be a complex endeavor. While environmental regulations have established many best practices in the field of environmental compliance, regulations don’t always fully reflect the concerns that can be created when construction or industry begins to intrude on surrounding environments.
Coffee and Chocolate Could Help Preserve Endangered Birds in Venezuela
Coffee and Chocolate Could Help Preserve Endangered Birds in Venezuela
11/5/2018 1:28:22 PM
In Venezuela, the red siskin ( Spinus cucullatus ), a vibrantly colored red-and-black finch, is inextricably linked with the country’s identity. It is present in poems, paintings, names of streets and sports teams and even graces the back of the 100,000 Bolivar bill, but it is rare in its natural habitat.
Nespresso Farmers Award – honoring extraordinary farmers and agronomists
Nespresso Farmers Award – honoring extraordinary farmers and agronomists
11/5/2018 12:54:24 PM
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, India and Indonesia are the homes of this year’s winners of the Nespresso AAA Farmers and Agronomists Award that distinguishes incredible coffee farmers and the Nespresso agronomists that support them in the field.
Cargill Names Florian Schattenmann Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation
Cargill Names Florian Schattenmann Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation
11/5/2018 12:32:42 PM
Cargill announced today that Florian Schattenmann will join the company on Nov. 12 as vice president of research & development (R&D) and innovation, filling the company’s top job in R&D and innovation and serving in the capacity of the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Fonterra Acknowledges Release of Dira Options Paper
Fonterra Acknowledges Release of Dira Options Paper
11/5/2018 12:22:30 PM
The Act is a complex piece of legislation and it’s important to New Zealand that the review is thorough. We recognise the significant work that the Ministry for Primary Industries and Minister O’Connor have put into the document and we appreciate their high degree of engagement with industry so far.
Thai Union Group 3Q adjusted net income at 1.7bn with improving gross margin as market environments continue to challenge
Thai Union Group 3Q adjusted net income at 1.7bn with improving gross margin as market environments continue to challenge
11/5/2018 12:14:47 PM
• 3Q18 sales of THB 34.1 billion, down 1.9 percent from a year earlier, and 3Q18 gross profit of THB 5,378 million, up 14 percent quarter-over-quarter • Gross margin improved to 15.7 percent in 3Q18 from 14% during 3Q17 • Stable raw tuna material prices contribute to the gross margin improvement while tuna business is the main driver for recovery • Strong operational …
Syngenta adds new directors to the Board
Syngenta adds new directors to the Board
11/5/2018 6:40:03 AM
Following an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders, it was announced that ChemChina has appointed two additional Directors to the Board of Syngenta. Following these appointments the Board comprises six ChemChina appointed Directors and four Independent Directors.
USDA Announces Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities
USDA Announces Funding to Increase Access to Education, Workforce Training and Health Care Opportunities in Rural Communities
11/2/2018 11:55:31 AM
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is awarding grants for  128 projects to increase access to job training  (PDF, 351 KB), educational and health care services in rural areas.
DowDuPont Announces Boards of Directors of the Three Future Independent Companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva
DowDuPont Announces Boards of Directors of the Three Future Independent Companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva
11/1/2018 3:12:16 PM
DowDuPont™  (NYSE: DWDP) today announced the members of the future boards of directors of Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience™, establishing strong governance structures that will support the long-term value creation of each independent company.
Agribusinesses Seek to Modernize Global Agricultural Commodity Trade Operations
Agribusinesses Seek to Modernize Global Agricultural Commodity Trade Operations
10/25/2018 1:00:10 PM
 Driven by opportunities to increase transparency and efficiency for customers, global agribusinesses are turning to emerging digital technologies – including blockchain and artificial intelligence options – to reduce resource- and time-intensive processes associated with the global agricultural commodity value chain.
WWF statement on MSC certification of Spanish Purse Seine “Echebastar” Fishery in the Indian Ocean
WWF statement on MSC certification of Spanish Purse Seine “Echebastar” Fishery in the Indian Ocean
10/25/2018 10:33:23 AM
WWF is most concerned that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Echebastar Indian Ocean skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been granted in spite of major flaws in the assessment.
USDA Announces Update to National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
USDA Announces Update to National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
10/24/2018 3:22:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the first update since 2013 of the  National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management  (IPM) (PDF, 340 KB).
A Partnership for Advanced Agriculture
A Partnership for Advanced Agriculture
10/24/2018 2:49:07 PM
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774) and Sumitomo Corporation (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer: Masayuki Hyodo)  announced that the two companies have concluded a partnership agreement for a cooperative project on market surveys, product development, manufacturing, and commercialization …
Starbucks Deepens its Commitment to China by Creating Pathways in Yunnan Coffee Farming Communities
Starbucks Deepens its Commitment to China by Creating Pathways in Yunnan Coffee Farming Communities
10/24/2018 6:26:32 AM
Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced its commitment to strengthen its efforts to create pathways out of poverty for the coffee farming communities in China.
Sustainable Fisheries Law comes into force in Rio Grande do Sul
Sustainable Fisheries Law comes into force in Rio Grande do Sul
10/24/2018 2:58:46 AM
State Law 15.223/2018 comes into force in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It establishes the State Policy for Sustainable Fisheries Development, which was built by small-scale fishers and shipowners with Oceana’s support.
Cargill develops industry-first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety
Cargill develops industry-first robotic cattle driver to improve animal welfare and employee safety
10/23/2018 2:02:34 PM
Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety. The robots are designed to move cattle from pens to the harvest area, reducing stress to the animals by minimizing their proximity to human activity.
EPIC Provisions pioneers industry’s first consumer product with the Savory Institute’s Land to Market™ Ecological Outcome Verification™ seal
EPIC Provisions pioneers industry’s first consumer product with the Savory Institute’s Land to Market™ Ecological Outcome Verification™ seal
10/22/2018 10:24:56 AM
  EPIC Provisions, the mission-based snack brand known for its humanely-raised, animal-based foods that improve the welfare and management of those animals, underscored its commitment to advancing regenerative agriculture by debuting the first product to feature the science-based Land to Market™ Ecological Outcome Verification™(EOV™) seal.
Cargill launches Latitude™, a sustainable, plant-based alternative source of Omega-3 for fish feed applications
Cargill launches Latitude™, a sustainable, plant-based alternative source of Omega-3 for fish feed applications
10/16/2018 10:08:44 AM
Cargill has announced the launch of Latitude™, a plant-based fish oil alternative that provides long chain Omega-3 fatty acids for aquafeed. Latitude is 100 percent traceable since Cargill manages the supply chain from the canola seed to crop cultivation and oil production—and industry-first for a product of this kind.