USDA pilots online SNAP ordering and payment with selected retailers

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced seven retail firms selected to take part in a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program pilot designed...

A government-supported salt reduction program could save 6 million people per year

In Massachusetts, a new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on...

USDA offers easy property transfer for beginning farmers and ranchers

In Washington, D. C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program contracts, making it easier to...

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...

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...

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...

Study says Canadian biofuels policies too expensive for the GHG emissions reductions

In Canada, biofuel policies have helped to reduce GHG emissions, but according to a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, these reductions have come...

USDA opens enrollment to farmers and foresters for $1.5 million in BCAP funds

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $1.5 million from the Biomass Crop Assistance Program available for farmers and foresters who...

G-20 agriculture ministers agree to improve food and water sustainability and security

In Germany, the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustainability of water use in farming, take steps against...

University of York awarded regional development grant

In the UK, The University of York has been awarded £1.79 million by the European Regional Development Fund to support local biobased industries. The university...

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