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Parrot Bluegrass The Multipurpose Quadcopter Solution For Agriculture

Parrot Bluegrass is the first Parrot quadcopter specifically designed for agriculture, and is the latest Business Solution from Parrot joining and complementing the Parrot Professional range. This includes the Parrot Disco-Pro AG & Parrot Bebop Pro-3D Modeling, which launched earlier this year, and more recently - Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal. 2017 has been a significant and busy year for Parrot, with the launch of the company’s Parrot Professional range in Q2 2017. The new solutions combine ...


24.10.2017

Plastic World: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Plastics Market

"In 2016, the global plastics market reached a volume of more than 263 million tonnes," says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. For the first time, the market research institute Ceresana analyzed the whole world market for all commercially important plastics in one big study, from standard products up to high-performance engineering materials. Asia-Pacific is Major Consumer According to the demand volume and price development Ceresana expects revenues generated with plastics to rise to ...


29.05.2017

Flexible and Clean: Growing Demand for Plastic Films

Packaging is supposed to be light and handy, neat and durable, microwaveable, and also environmentally friendly. The requirements for manufacturers increase constantly. Yet, these efforts are worth it, reports Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana: "Sales of plastic films will presumably reach a volume of about 250 billion US dollars until 2024." These include besides packaging, such as bags and sacks, also films for, e.g., agriculture, the construction industry, ...


24.05.2017

Agricultural co-operatives expand web based weather service across southwestern Ontario

CHATHAM, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/17 -- AGRIS Co-operative, Wanstead Farmers Co-operative and Haggerty Creek Ltd. are announcing today an aggressive expansion of its web based weather service, the "AGGrower Daily Dashboard" across southwestern Ontario.This collaborative effort will see the current compliment of 80 automated weather stations across southwestern Ontario expand to a goal of more than 400 reporting locations when completed. Producers who sign up for the AGGrower ...


09.05.2017

Parrot develops its commercial drone offer with end-to-end solutions dedicated to small & medium business

• Complete and multi-purpose decision-making tools especially designed for agriculture and architecture / engineering / construction professionals. • A new entry- level “prosumer” range built on parrot’s commercial offer across drones, sensors, software and services. Parrot is expanding in the commercial civil drone industry since 2012 via stakes and acquisitions in selected companies such as AIRINOV, MicaSense, Pix4D, senseFly as well as the creation of its specialized UAV service platform Air ...


08.05.2017

DroneDeploy Announces Fieldscanner, Instant Drone Mapping for Agriculture

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/17 -- DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones today announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product offering real-time drone mapping, just in time for the spring growing season. With Fieldscanner, available as part of DroneDeploy''s iOS app, farmers can use any DJI drone to create a map of their fields as the drone flies so that they can view insights before it lands."Growers have been asking fo ...


18.04.2017

DroneDeploy''s Drone Data Platform Now Integrated with John Deere API

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/17 -- DroneDeploy, the leading drone data platform for businesses, is now connected with the John Deere Operations Center. Just in time for the critical spring planting season, the integration allows users to synchronize their DroneDeploy and MyJohnDeere™ accounts to view and analyze drone-generated field maps in combination with other important crop data in Operations Center.Individual farmers and growers who are using Operations Center can now conne ...


04.04.2017

Statement by Government of Canada on Securing Market Access for Pulses from Canada to India

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Global Affairs CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade today issued the following statement on securing continued access for Canadian pulses to India:"Following representations to the Government of India and visits to Delhi earlier this month by both ministers, Canada has secured continued acc ...


30.03.2017

Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/28/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Government of Canada today released a list of additional designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2016 due to drought conditions.In November 2016, the Government of Canada announced the initial list of designated regions in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec for livestock tax deferral purposes.Ongoing analysis has indicated the ...


28.03.2017

Government of Canada Helps Expand Markets for small-to-medium size Canadian Food Businesses

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 03/16/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaSmall- and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. They provide important goods and services, create jobs and strengthen communities across the country. Our government is committed to ensuring they can grow and thrive.The Government of Canada has committed over $1.84 Million to 75 small-to-medium size food businesses to promote their products and develop their export markets abroad by unde ...


16.03.2017

Government of Canada Helps Expand Markets for Canadian Potatoes

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/15/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Member of Parliament Dan Vandal on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, was in Winnipeg today to provide remarks at the Canadian Horticultural Council 95th Annual General Meeting, where he announced more than $274,000 in Growing Forward 2 funding to help expand markets for Canadian potatoes.This project, funded under the AgriMarketing Program, provides the Canadian Horticultu ...


16.03.2017

Minister MacAulay Wraps-Up Agricultural Trade Mission to Vietnam and India

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/14/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, wrapped up a two-country Asian trade mission, strengthening agricultural bilateral ties and exploring market access opportunities for Canadian food and agri-food businesses.The Government of Canada is committed to strong relationships with both Vietnam and India, and to expanding trade across the Asia-Pacific region - a priority market for Cana ...


14.03.2017

Strengthening Grain Safety Practices in Canada

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/14/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMember of Parliament, MaryAnn Mihychuk on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced up to $375,000 for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to implement the new Grain Safety Program which aims to educate Canadians and reduce injuries and deaths due to grain handling in Canada.The investment will enable CASA to bring attention to grain safety, through trainin ...


14.03.2017

Minister MacAulay to Lead Trade Mission to Vietnam and India

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/22/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food was at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, today where he highlighted his upcoming trade mission to Vietnam and India from February 26 to March 10, 2017. The mission is part of the Government''s efforts to strengthen and expand Canada''s trade relationships in the Asia-Pacific region whic ...


22.02.2017

Canadian Farming Forecast Suggests Continued Positive Economic Outlook

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaToday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released the 2017 Canadian Agricultural Outlook. The report provides a forecast of farm income in the agricultural sector for the previous and current calendar years (2016 and 2017), and looks ahead to longer term trends that could impact the agriculture sector.In 2016 and 2017, Net Cash Income is forecast to see slight declines, but will remain above the 2011-2015 average. Th ...


17.02.2017

Media Advisory: Technical Briefing on the Agricultural Sector Economic Outlook

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/16/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada is set to release the 2017 Canadian Agricultural Outlook. The report provides a forecast of farm income in the agricultural sector for the previous and current calendar years (2016 and 2017), and looks ahead to longer term trends that could impact the agriculture sector.To receive an embargoed news release and copy of the report by email prior to the start of the briefing, please con ...


16.02.2017

Minister MacAulay announces more than $2.27M in investments for Manitoba crop sector

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/15/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, was in Winnipeg today to provide remarks at the 4th Annual CropConnect Conference, where he announced more than $2.27 M in funding for the crop sector.The federal government is investing nearly $675,000 to support the market development activities of Manitoba''s crop sector. This includes support to the Canadian Special Crops Association t ...


15.02.2017

Controlled Environment Agriculture Ecological Aquaculture Webinar Launched

The Institute of Ecolonomics, LLC, a non-profit organization aiming to help create sustainable eco business opportunities for people throughout the world, launched a new ecologically-sustainable agriculture series called Controlled Environment Agriculture. The free registration link is available at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4194420636678670339. Ecological entrepreneurship has the potential of becoming the most developed sector of agriculture and aquaculture in the medium to lon ...


09.02.2017

Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Anthony Douglas (Doug) Chorney as Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a five-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.This appointment is part of the rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments-an approach that uses open, transparent and ...


31.01.2017

Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Lonny McKague as Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a four-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.This appointment is part of the rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments-an approach that uses open, transparent and merit-based selection processes t ...


31.01.2017

Modern laser-based technology transforms soil analysis process

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/27/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Brenda Shanahan, Member of Parliament for Chateauguay-Lacolle, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a repayable contribution of $470,000 to help a Quebec company to commercialize a laser-based soil analysis system that replaces more traditional chemical analyses.This funding to Logiag Inc. will allow the company to introduce to the market laser-induced bre ...


27.01.2017

Boundless To Host Upcoming Webinar on the Benefits of Open Source GIS

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/26/17 -- , the leader in open GIS, today announced it will be hosting a complimentary webinar with special guest on Tuesday, January 31, focusing on the benefits of open source GIS in the agriculture industry.In this webinar hosted by Andy Dearing, CEO of Boundless, attendees will learn how to unlock their geospatial data with open GIS solutions to gain major business benefits. The webinar will offer insights into how to combine a GIS ecosystem with a scalab ...


26.01.2017

Government Invests in New Greenhouse Technology for Organic Microgreens

LYNDEN, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Member of Parliament Filomena Tassi, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced up to $640,585 in funding to Greenbelt Microgreens to modernize a new 3.5 acre greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art technology, enabling producers to increase production for Canadian certified organic microgreens.The new full spectrum greenhouse will feature an Acrylite roofing m ...


23.01.2017

2016 Global Two-Wheeled Tractors (Walk-Behind Tractors) Market Industry 2021

Albany, New York, January 18, 2017: Market Research Hub has recently announced the addition of a new report to it broad database titled as “Global Two-Wheeled Tractors (Walk-Behind Tractors) Market Outlook 2016-2021”. The study has been prepared by analyzing the global market. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Agriculture Market. Request for Sample Report: http://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=924706 Two-wheel tractororwalking tracto ...


18.01.2017

World Finance explores the globe''s economic underbelly: organised crime

LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 01/11/17 -- From Japan''s highly organised Yakuza to Russia''s 9,000 member-strong Solntsevskaya Bratva, criminal gangs remain very much at large in the world today. A special report in the latest issue of World Finance takes a look at how crime does indeed pay for the world''s most powerful criminal syndicates, and the profound economic impact it has on the global economy.Wrecking communities and leaving a trail of death and des ...


11.01.2017

Pork research cluster gets $1.8M in new investment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/10/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Government of Canada is providing an additional $1.8 million to the pork research cluster to continue responding to consumer concerns around the humane treatment of animals, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today.This additional sum brings the total Government of Canada investment to $14.8 million and will help to expand on research work already underway as part of the five-year (2013-18) researc ...


10.01.2017

Minister MacAulay in U.S. to highlight importance of strong bilateral agricultural trade

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaEditors Note: There is a photo associated with this release.The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, delivered a keynote address yesterday at the Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.During his address, Minister MacAulay pledged to work with the incoming U.S. administration and Congress to further stre ...


08.01.2017

Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/04/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Hayes as Commissioner of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC). The appointment is for a three-year term effective January 3, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.Quick factsQuote"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Hayes to the Canadian Dairy Commission. Jennifer''s energy, talent and commitm ...


04.01.2017

Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/17 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Patricia (Patti) Miller as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a six-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.Quick factsQuote"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patti Miller to the Canadian Grain Commission. Patti has a wealth of experience in the ...


03.01.2017

Canada Invests in a Global Agricultural Youth Summit and Increases Credit for Young Farmers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of up to $780,040 to 4-H Canada to host the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit. Minister MacAulay also announced changes to Farm Credit Canada''s (FCC) Young Farmer Loan. FCC will increase its support for young farmers by doubling the amount of credit available to $1 million from $500,000, and lowering the possible minimum ...


07.12.2016

Government of Canada to Strengthen Environmental Research in Agriculture

FRELIGHSBURG, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced that the Government of Canada will be expanding its research efforts to better protect and manage Canada''s water and soil resources, and strengthen the agriculture sector''s ability to adapt to climate change by reopening the Frelighsburg Experimental Farm.Research at Agriculture and Agri-Food''s Frelighsburg Exp ...


02.12.2016

Federal Agriculture Minister engages youth on Facebook Live

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaFederal Agriculture Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, will be at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia, along with an expert panel to engage young farmers and youth in agriculture during a Facebook Live event.A photo opportunity and media availability will follow immediately after the Facebook Live broadcast.Join the conversation online on our AAFC Facebook accountFollow us on Twitter:Like us on Face ...


24.11.2016

Government of Canada Addresses Border Controls for Supply-Managed Goods

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today, as part of the Government''s strong support for supply management, the Government of Canada is taking steps to address the concerns of import predictability and effective border controls for supply-managed commodities, while ensuring that Canadian processors who use dairy and poultry inputs can remain competitive in export markets.The Du ...


18.11.2016

Government of Canada Invests in Dairy Sector in Anticipation of CETA

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/10/16 -- Today, as part of the Government''s strong commitment to supply management, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced an investment of $350 million for two new programs to support the competitiveness of the dairy sector, in anticipation of the entry into force of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreem ...


10.11.2016

Media Advisory: Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Make Dairy Program Announcement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/09/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaCanada''s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, will be in Ottawa, Ontario to make a dairy program announcement and hold a media teleconference.Please use visitor parking lot off Prince of Wales Drive.Event is at the Pavilion, located 250m north of the parking lot, past the registration booth, between Meadowview Barn and the Cereal Barn. An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada representativ ...


09.11.2016

The New Economy: Killing Bees

LONDON, ENGLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/16 -- Playing a surprisingly significant role in the world''s ecosystem and food supply chain, bees make an incredible contribution to the globe. Yet, as revealed by a special report in The New Economy, global bee numbers are continuing to dwindle and we are running out of time to save them.While many may see the role of bees as limited to just the honey and wax industries, The New Economy expands on the far more substantial role they play as ...


08.11.2016

Expanding International Awareness at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMember of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York, Adam Vaughan, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of up to $221,210, to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (the Royal) to expand the reach of its international audience and gain more direct involvement from commodity groups and partners.The Royal will enhance its outreach by establishing an international bus ...


07.11.2016

Minister MacAulay Leads Largest-Ever Agricultural Delegation to China

BEIJING, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today completed the first portion of his ten-day mission to China. Over 100 Canadian industry representatives from across Canada travelled with the Minister to Qingdao and Beijing.Building on Prime Minister Trudeau''s visit in September, this mission showcases Canada''s agriculture, agri-food, fish and seafood. The mission al ...


04.11.2016

Government Responds to Grain Sector with Commitments for a more Balanced and Efficient Rail Freight System

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/03/16 -- Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, took time during his trade mission in China to highlight key commitments to respond to grain sector input into the long-term plan for transportation in Canada. In early 2017, the Government of Canada will introduce legislation to advance a long-term agenda for a more transparent, balanced and efficient rail system. These measures are part of the Transportation 2030 strategy outlined by Tran ...


03.11.2016

Canada invests in new technology at Hamilton flour milling plant

HAMILTON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/27/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of $10 million for Parrish and Heimbecker, Ltd., to build a new wheat flour milling plant in Hamilton that will increase production capacity and expand export markets, while enhancing food safety and traceability of its products.The Minister was joined by Members of Parliament Bob Bratina (Hamilton East - Stoney Creek) and Filo ...


27.10.2016

Vineland Centre to Develop New Apple and Tomato Varieties

VINELAND STATION, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/27/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and the Member of Parliament from Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, announced today that the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is receiving a $920,000 federal investment to develop new disease-resistant apple and greenhouse tomato varieties that will contribute to the long-term growth and profitability of these two sectors.The projects ann ...


27.10.2016

Media Advisory: Minister Lawrence MacAulay at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/26/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaCanada''s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Member of Parliament Vance Badawey (Niagara Centre) will be in Vineland, Ontario, on Thursday, October 27, 2016, to make an announcement at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.Follow us on Twitter:Like us on Facebook:Contacts: Media Relations Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa, Ontario 613-773-7972 1-866-345-7972 Rossana ...


26.10.2016

Agribusinesses Respond to Low Commodity Prices with Big Bets on Agtech, Study Finds

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/16 -- A wave of startup activity in agriculture technology (agtech) has promoted unprecedented levels of investments by agribusiness companies and venture capital firms. Yet more than 80% of executives say that their investments are primarily intended to defend or enhance their core businesses, rather than to create a new business. These findings, presented in a new report by (BCG), suggest that agribusiness companies must change the way they think about i ...


25.10.2016

Canada Invests to Help Eradicate Scrapie in Sheep and Goat Herds

NEW LONDON, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 10/13/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Wayne Easter on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $345,720 to the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries.This project will provide sheep and goat producers with the information and tools necessary to combat scrapi ...


13.10.2016

Canada Gains Expanded Access to Mexico for Beef

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has secured expanded market access for Canadian beef and beef products of all ages to Mexico, consistent with recommendations from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The expanded access will allow for open trade in b ...


07.10.2016

Media Advisory: Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Mexico

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his first official visit to Mexico.Follow us on Twitter:Like us on Facebook:Contacts: Guy Gallant Director of Communications The Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay 613-773-1059 Media Relations Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa, Ontario 613-773-7972 1-866-345-7972 ...


06.10.2016

Canada Invests in Advanced Dairy Technology

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/16 -- Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of $10 million for Vitalus Nutrition Inc. to commercialize a value-added prebiotic.Vitalus, a leading supplier of customized dairy ingredients to the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries, has developed a proprietary technology to produce a prebiotic from milk permeate, a milk by-product. This prebiotic can be used in infant formulations and ot ...


09.09.2016

Appareo and Iridium Partner to Provide Global Connectivity to Farm Equipment

FARGO, ND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/16 -- , and (NASDAQ: IRDM) announce the release of technology that can equip motorized farm vehicles with terrestrial and satellite communication capabilities, enabled by the global Iridium® satellite network.Appareo, a global leader in the development of innovative electronic and software solutions for advanced machine control systems and sensing equipment, has been working with Iridium to deliver wireless satellite connectivity for the products and systems ...


29.08.2016

Clean Seed Innovation Leads to Precise Seeding Technology

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science Terry Beech, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of $1,825,000 to Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. to support the commercialization, production and distribution of a new, high-precision seeder.Precision seeding equipment, such as the new CX-6 SMART Seeder, uses sophisticate ...


22.08.2016

Minister of Agriculture Visits Saskatchewan to Discuss Key Agricultural Issues

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay is in Saskatchewan this week to discuss key issues facing the agriculture sector. He will be joined by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Kate Young, for a roundtable with grain stakeholders.The roundtable complements earlier discussions the Minister ha ...


18.08.2016

The animal nutrition portal nutriani.de is open / Information gap in German-speaking online media is closed

Nutriani.de – the name is derived from nutrition and animal – is independent, is expected to grow quickly and become an institution, a reference work on all questions of animal nutrition. Technically based articles on animal nutrition are welcome, informations in different languages can be translated to German. The most recent news are on the start page of nutriani.de. All news can also be found in the navigation bar under animal species (Tierarten), areas of expertise (Fachgebiete), rubrics (R ...


04.08.2016

Media Advisory: Minister Bibeau to Visit the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/03/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will be available to meet with media representatives and speak about the $1.5 million in funding provided to the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre (RDC) for the purchase of a new bioreactor.Follow us on Twitter:Like us on Facebook:Contacts: Media Relations Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa, Ontario 613-77 ...


03.08.2016

TerrAvion Partners With Nation''s Largest Farm Coop, CHS Inc., to Help Great Plains Farms Increase Crop Yield Through Imaging and Real-Time Data

SAN LEANDRO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/03/16 -- , the leader in aerial imaging and real-time data for agriculture, today announced a partnership with (NASDAQ: CHSCP) (NASDAQ: CHSCO) (NASDAQ: CHSCN) (NASDAQ: CHSCM) (NASDAQ: CHSCL), a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Under the terms of the partnership, CHS will offer TerrAvion''s aerial imagery and data solutions to its producer customers to drive informed and strategic d ...


03.08.2016

Mississauga Innovator Developing New Line of Anti-Microbials for Poultry Farms

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of $3.4 million to help AbCelex Technologies develop a new line of anti-microbial feed additives to help control disease outbreaks in poultry flocks.The company is developing a line of innovative non-antibiotic, non-hormonal additives th ...


29.07.2016

Statement from Minister MacAulay on Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture Annual Conference

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today issued the following statement regarding the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture."I attended my first annual conference with provincial and territorial Ministers of agriculture this week in Calgary, Alberta. Over the two day conference, we had productive discussions and reached com ...


22.07.2016

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Set the Direction for the Next Agricultural Framework

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/16 -- Canada''s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture today concluded their annual conference with Ministers issuing the - representing a consensus among Ministers regarding the key priorities to develop the next agricultural policy framework, set to launch in April 2018.This year''s conference was co-chaired by Lawrence MacAulay, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Oneil Carlier, Alberta ...


22.07.2016

Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers'' of Agriculture Wrap-Up Annual Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wrap-up with remarks to be delivered by this year''s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Alberta Minister of Agriculture Oneil Carlier.Follow us on Twitter:Like us on Facebook:Contacts: Guy Gallant Director of Communications The Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay 613-773-1059 Media Relations Agr ...


21.07.2016

Achieving Growth Through Development of Canadian Beef Markets

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/20/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaCanadian Beef has built a reputation as being some of the tastiest and best quality beef in the world. The Government of Canada is proud to support Canadian ranchers and help them realize the great potential of the Canadian Beef sector.To that end, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay today announced an investment of up to $6.4 Million over three years to help Canadian Beef increase global consumer ...


20.07.2016

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Invests in Wine Grape Research Program

KENTVILLE, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaScott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced $400,000 to support a wine grape research program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre.The program will help Nova Scotia''s award-winning wine industry grow with new information about varieties, growing techniques ...


07.07.2016

Robots Are Coming to Agriculture

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/06/16 -- Even though cost continues to remain a barrier to adoption, robots are finding their way into agriculture, threatening to alter the landscape of farming across the world, according to ."Currently robots often aren''t affordable -- cost remains the most significant barrier to adoption," said Sara Olson, Lux Research Analyst and lead author of the report titled, ".""However, the costs of many systems are coming down, wh ...


06.07.2016

Canada Gains New Access to the Turkish Market for Canadian Cattle

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened new market access for Canadian breeding cattle to Turkey. The Canadian cattle industry estimates that gaining this access, which opens immediately, will be worth $4.5 million per year, offering the potential of being a ...


27.06.2016

How The Big City Farms Deal Will Change The Face Of Sustainable Agriculture

Earlier today, The Family Fish Farms Network Inc. announced the acquisition of a minority interest in Big City Farms, the well known urban farm of Baltimore, Maryland. For anyone with even a passing interest in the world of Sustainable Agriculture, this purchase will be worth paying attention to, as it''s set to shake things up. Currently, with even a passing glance, a person will notice some changes that will be occurring in the future. Big City Farms operates several small growing o ...


24.06.2016

Government of Canada Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Science Capacity

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaWhether it means safe, high quality food on the table or jobs to support families, a strong and prosperous agriculture sector benefits everyone. The key to ensuring the industry remains strong and Canadians continue to be able to access new, safe, diverse, high-quality foods, is innovation.From improving the taste and texture of processed and frozen fruits and vegetables to understanding how different light affects ...


16.06.2016

Statement on Canadian Dairy Farmers Rally on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaOur government is proud to strongly support Canada''s supply management system, dairy farmers, and the entire Canadian dairy industry.Following the commitment our government made in early May, we met with members of the dairy industry and continue to listen in order to find long-term, sustainable solutions to industry challenges such as those related to the projected impacts following the anticipated ratif ...


02.06.2016

Minister of Agriculture Seeking Input on the Current and Next Agricultural Policy Framework

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today announced a website designed to seek feedback from stakeholders that will help shape the development of the next agricultural policy framework.This first phase of online consultation will provide stakeholders and Canadians with an opportunity to share their views on Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the current federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agricultura ...


09.05.2016

Report Highlights Agriculture Sector''s Strong Contributions to the Canadian Economy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada today released the Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System, an annual report that provides historical data on the state of the sector. The report indicates that the Canadian agriculture and agri-food system is an integrated and competitive supply chain that continues to help drive the economy.This year''s report, which provides data up to 2014, begins with ...


09.05.2016

Minister MacAulay Attends G7 Agriculture Ministers'' Meeting

NIIGATA, JAPAN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaNote to editors: There is a photo associated with this press release.Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay participated in the G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers'' meeting in Japan, April 23-24, where ministers supported the adoption of the G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers'' Meeting Declaration. The Declaration focuses on work towards revitalizing rural areas and increasing farmers ...


25.04.2016

Earth Day 2016: Irving A. Backman, Acopia Harvest, and NIEST Partner to Install the First Green Machine(R) Hydroponic Growing System in an Active Senior Center in the U.S.

DEDHAM, MA and CENTRAL FALLS, RI and ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/19/16 -- Irving A. Backman, philanthropist and entrepreneur for the advancement of earth-friendly technologies has partnered with Acopia Harvest and The National Institute for Environmental Sustainability and Training (NIEST) to begin preparations for the four-year countdown to Earth Day''s 50th anniversary in 2020.The partners believe that every human being has a right to fresh air, fresh water and fresh food. To ...


19.04.2016

New Sensor System to Forecast Fruit Farm Pests

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Government of Canada is investing nearly a million dollars ($949,322) to develop precision, wireless technology capable of predicting diseases that affect farm output, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today.This investment with SemiosBio Technologies Inc. will provide farmers with real-time localized information to better manage plant diseases and optimize the use of ...


15.04.2016

Minister MacAulay Attends OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meetings

PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee of Agriculture Ministerial meetings in Paris, France, April 7-8. The focus of the meetings was on building a productive, sustainable and resilient global food system, while protecting natural resources. Ministers and senior officials from over 40 countries held discussions ...


08.04.2016

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Discuss his Participation at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Agriculture Ministerial Meeting

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaOn Friday, April 8, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be available for a media teleconference to speak about his mission to Paris, France where he attended the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Agriculture Ministerial meeting.EventMedia call backDateFriday, April 8 in ParisTime5:00 pm (Central European Time)11:00 am (Eastern Standard Time)Call-in detailsPlease ...


07.04.2016

Andiamo Corporation "D" Removed From Ticker Symbol

LANSING, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/16 -- Andiamo Corporation (OTC PINK: ANDI), a Wyoming holding company, announced today that the "D" attached to the Company''s ticker symbol has been removed. The "D" was a result of the Company''s Corporate Action, which was approved by FINRA and became effective March 11th, 2016, enacting a 1 for 7,000 Reverse Split."The Corporate Action was a necessary step in Andiamo''s expansion plans and allowed u ...


07.04.2016

Joint Statement on the Scope Extension of the EU-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaEU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today released the following statement:"The Government of Canada and the European Commission are pleased to announce the scope extension of the EU-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement (EUCOEA) which enters into force today."After 5 years of successful impl ...


07.04.2016

Helping Farmers to Adopt Sustainable Technologies and Practices

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)The Government of Canada is investing $27 million to help producers find ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their farming operations, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay announced today.The investment is part of the Government of Canada''s ongoing efforts to help the sector be innovative, competitive and sustainable. The Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program (AGG ...


30.03.2016

Canada Regains Market Access for Poultry Meat to Mexico

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/24/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland announced today that Mexico has reopened its border to Canadian fresh poultry meat, including chicken, turkey and, most significant in terms of historical trade, duck meat. Mexico closed its borders in 2004 following an outbreak of Avian Influenza.Canadian industry estimates that restored access to the Mexican mar ...


24.03.2016

The Restoration Agriculture Experience - A New Website About Earth Healing

Over the years, people as a society have been very harsh to the planet and the environment. For the most part this harsh treatment of the planet is unintentional, but it dose not make up for the toll that has been taken on it. More and more people are becoming more eco-friendly and are taking things like recycling, conservative water usage and air pollution quite seriously. Every day people make further advancements in helping to heal the environment. Restoration Agriculture is one such attempt. ...


24.03.2016

Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Beef

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/10/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $4 million to the Canadian Cattlemen''s Association (CCA) for three innovative projects. These projects will support the industry with new and existing markets both at home and abroad.The three projects include:Quick FactsQuotes"The Government of Canada is pleased to be able to support the CCA in these innovativ ...


10.03.2016

Minister MacAulay Meets with Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Calzada in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/23/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaLawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today concluded meetings in Ottawa with Jose Calzada, Secretary of Agriculture for Mexico, where they discussed the two countries'' long standing partnership in agricultural trade and areas of opportunity. They expressed their commitment to work together to increase the competitiveness of their agricultural sectors and resolve bilateral issues.Recen ...


23.02.2016

Farming Forecast Remains Strong

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaToday Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada released the 2016 Canadian Agricultural Outlook. The report provides a forecast of farm income in the agricultural sector for the previous and current calendar years (2015 and 2016), and looks ahead ten years to longer term trends that could impact the agriculture sector. Farm incomes are forecasted to reach record levels for Canadian farmers in 2015, and to remain above averag ...


19.02.2016

Government of Canada Invests in Goat Traceability and Identification

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today an investment of up to $255,487 in order to help the goat industry prepare for mandatory national identification and traceability requirements.This investment, under the Growing Forward 2 AgriMarketing Program (Assurance Systems stream), will help the Canadian National Goat Federation implement a plan for a mandatory identification and ...


17.02.2016

Government of Canada Invests in Research for Beef, Pork and Dairy Sectors

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 02/12/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $709,138 in a project with the University of Prince Edward Island''s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) to create diagnostic tests that will make it easier to safeguard the health of Canada''s bovine and swine herds.The college''s research team will develop new tests that are faster, ...


12.02.2016

Government of Canada Invests in Canola Research

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing over $980,000 in research to help drive innovation and profitability in the canola industry.The investment through the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will support the canola industry''s new strategic plan entitled "Keep it coming: 52 by 2025" designed to help improve canola yields to meet 26 milli ...


11.02.2016

Canada''s Strong Variety Development Research Supported by Record Investment from Farmers

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 02/08/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Dr. Keith Degenhardt, Vice-Chair of the farmer-funded Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), announced today their renewed commitment to wheat and barley variety development in Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the WGRF have signed a new five-year research support agreement for AAFC wheat and barley breeding.Under this renewed ...


08.02.2016

Government of Canada Improves Access to Cash Advances for Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/05/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay confirmed today that new regulations are now in place that simplify access to cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP) and make the program more flexible for farmers. The regulatory changes were made possible as a result of amendments made to the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act in February 2015.The regulatory changes, in place for the 2016 progra ...


05.02.2016

Canada Gains Market Access for Live Breeding Cattle and Swine to Georgia

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that the Government of Canada has secured export market access for live breeding cattle and live breeding swine to the country of Georgia. Canadian cattle and swine breeders can immediately begin exporting to this market. Georgian breeders also benefit by gaining access to Canada''s ...


02.02.2016

Western Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2015

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/02/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaMinister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today released a list of additional designated regions where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015 as a result of dry conditions in Western provinces.Livestock tax deferral allows producers in prescribed drought regions who are facing feed shortages to defer a portion of their 2015 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until the next year. The cost of repla ...


02.02.2016

Minister MacAulay Makes Official Visit to Washington D.C.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today marks his first visit to Washington D.C., with a focus on strengthening Canada''s long-standing, bilateral partnership with the United States, while advancing the interests of Canadian agricultural producers, processors and exporters.The focal point of Minister MacAulay''s visit was his first meeting with his U.S. coun ...


14.01.2016

Media Advisory: Minister MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Washington D.C.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/16 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaThe Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will travel to Washington D.C. to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in agriculture. He will meet with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and with other U.S. leaders on agriculture. A media teleconference will follow.Call-in detailsPlease register in advance by contacting Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Media Relations. Dial-in n ...


13.01.2016

Impact Hub Berkeley Launches NEW Change Accelerator, "From the Ground Up" in Partnership With Yellow Seed and Lexicon of Sustainability

BERKELEY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/21/15 -- has announced the launch of its NEW Change Accelerator, "From the Ground Up." The four-part, year-long program will bring together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The program will be offered in partnership with Yellow Seed, a nonprofit, impact driven enterprise that connects small-scale cacao farmers to new trade opportunities via a community-powered web platf ...


21.12.2015

Kiwa Bio-Tech Signed a Distribution Agreement With Kangtan Gerui (Beijing) Bio-Tech Co., Ltd.

CLAREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/15 -- Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation (OTCBB: KWBT) reported today that it has signed an agreement with Kangtan Gerui (Beijing) Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. and formally awarded distribution and sales rights with respect to Kiwa fertilizer products in three major agricultural regions of China -- Hainan Province, Hunan Province and Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Since August 2015, Kiwa''s research and development department has been conducting applic ...


17.12.2015

Price Challenges Are Blocking Adoption of Sensors in Agriculture

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/15/15 -- Even though sensors have many applications in agriculture, innovative pricing and service models will be key to the success of technology developers, according to .With farmers facing price variability and other uncertainties, few are able or willing to risk significant capital on sensing technologies, which can help make more efficient use of soil, water, pesticides, and equipment. Developers need to target the crops best suited for their technologies ...


15.12.2015

East African Food Security Enterprise Seeks Second Round Funding For Expansion

Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) Africa, which focuses on producing clean, disease free food security plants such as bananas, passion fruit, tamarillo and pineapple for the African farmer, is now seeking social investors for their second round funding to be earmarked for expansion in building and furnishing a Tissue Culture Lab Facility in Rwanda. FAIM Africa provides agricultural services to its customers such as farm management, consultation, extension services, field vis ...


08.12.2015

Prestigious Food Safety Award Bestowed to SCS Global Services'' Heena Patel

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/15 -- Worldwide certification body (SCS) is pleased to announce that the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI) has named Heena Patel, SCS'' Technical Director for Supply Chain Food Safety Audit Services, "SQFI Auditor of the Year." The announcement was made at the SQF International Conference held this week in Indianapolis, IN. Ms. Patel received the accolade for her "outstanding commitment, support, and performance" in endors ...


05.11.2015

GroGenesis Announces New Independent Board Director

SPRINGVILLE, TN -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/15 -- (OTCQB: GROG), a developer and manufacturer of all-natural and sustainable agricultural enhancement products, announced today the appointment of Jerry Platt, Ph.D. to the Board of Directors effective immediately.Dr. Jerry Platt has a long career in academia and business with emphasis on International Business, Public Policy and Finance. Currently a professor of Global Business at Akita International University in Japan, Dr. Platt is the former De ...


23.10.2015

Government of Canada Delivers New Programs for Supply Management Sector

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/05/15 -- The Government of Canada announced today a series of new programs and initiatives for supply-managed producers and processors to support them throughout the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-EU Trade Agreement. Under both agreements, the three pillars of the supply management system will remain protected.The following programs will be implemented:The Government also announced two additional programs:In addition t ...


05.10.2015

Letter to Plastic2Oil Stockholders From Richard Heddle, Chief Executive Officer

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/15/15 -- (OTCQB: PTOI)As we head into the fall, I want to share with you a number of important updates concerning Plastic2Oil. Before doing so, I want to say that I appreciate the consistent outreach to the Company and the support we get from stockholders as we move forward with our strategic plan to sell Plastic2Oil® processors and license Plastic2Oil® technology in collaboration with several venture partners.Madison County, NY ProjectFirst, we are happ ...


15.09.2015

Low Prices, High Costs and Large Crop Contribute to Ag Producer Pessimism

OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 09/08/15 -- Crop and livestock producers'' concerns over their present economic situation continue to worsen as unstable commodity prices and uncertain farm incomes linger, according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index (ACI).Producers'' perceptions over their current situations have dropped steadily, if not dramatically, from 118.0 last August to 109.1 in March to 101.5 now, remaining just in the optimistic rang ...


08.09.2015

Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/15 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada"Senators Hoeven and Stabenow''s proposal in no way reflects Canada''s voluntary labelling regime - any suggestion of this is blatantly false. A voluntary regime as they propose does not require legislation."Should the U.S. move forward with their short-sighted proposal, Canada will have no choice but to impose billions of dollars of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports."By continui ...


30.07.2015

Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/15 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today released a list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015.The designation allows livestock producers in prescribed drought regions who are facing feed shortages to defer a portion of their 2015 sale proceeds of breeding livestock for one year in order to help replenish that stock in the followi ...


23.07.2015

Harper Government Establishes Market Access for Beef to Ukraine

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/15 -- Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaAgriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened the Ukrainian market for beef (from cattle under 30 months) and ready-to-eat meat. This new market access marks a significant milestone for Canada following the lifting of Ukraine''s ban on Canadian beef products in 2014. Ukraine''s global imports of beef products in ...


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