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

In Germany, the COP 23 Special Advisor for States and Regions California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations...

USDA withdraws proposed biotech regulations to take a fresh look

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, tasked with overseeing genetically-engineered organisms, announced it is withdrawing a...

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

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that wildland fire suppression costs for the fiscal year have exceeded $2 billion, making...

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...

Biodiversity and 6.5 million pounds stimulates the bioeconomy of Colombia

In the United Kingdom, Research Councils UK announced a four-year, £6.5 million investment to stimulate the bioeconomy of Colombia by increasing knowledge of Colombia's...

Government of Canada announces $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund

In Canada, the Government of Canada announced the $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and...

$9 Million Up for Grabs Under Biomass Research and Development Initiative

In the United States, the Departments of Agriculture and Energy have made up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and...

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USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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