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America’s Pledge reaffirms the commitment of U.S. non-federal leaders to the Paris agreement

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USDA withdraws proposed biotech regulations to take a fresh look

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The Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada leverages the world’s largest biomass reserves

In Canada, the forests hold the world's largest biomass reserves – the basis for making renewable bioenergy, biomaterials and other bioproducts. With a vision...

This year’s U.S. wildfire suppression costs are the highest ever

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Ontario launches the Low Carbon Innovation Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

In Canada, Ontario is helping researchers, entrepreneurs and companies create and commercialize new, globally competitive, low-carbon technologies to reduce provincial greenhouse gas emissions. The Low...

New York wants to be the nation’s leader in hemp production

In New York, new legislation was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to...

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership strengthens the agri-food and agri-based products sector

In Canada, Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the key elements of a new federal, provincial and territorial agricultural policy framework. Coming into effect on...

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