USDA to purchase $20M in surplus cheese

In Wisconsin, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese...

Nigeria to plant jatropha along 5,000km of NNPC pipelines

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company announced it will begin planting jatropha along its 5,000km of pipeline to produce biodiesel but the trees...

Agrivida closes $20.4-million funding round 

Agritech company Agrivida has raised $20.4 million in a Series E funding that will be used to commercialize its Grainzyme feed enzyme for poultry...

ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on...

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Getting a Loan Guarantee: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA 9003 Loan...

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