FDA undertakes review of dairy product standards of identity

In Washington, D.C., committed to advancing policies that enable consumers to safely benefit from innovations in how foods are produced, the Food and Drug...

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...

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...

India releases its national REDD+ strategy

In India, reiterating India’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan emphasized...

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...

Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture connects growers, innovators and government

In Washington, D.C., the Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture launched a new website – www.DiscoverPrecisionAg.org – to facilitate communication between farm and agribusiness associations...

Canada invests $950 million in nationwide innovation superclusters

In Canada, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the Government of Canada is investing up to $950 million...

Wood as a renewable fuel in Europe may have unintended consequences

In New Jersey, a paper concluded that Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a renewable fuel will likely increase Europe’s greenhouse...

EPA treats forest biomass as carbon neutral for energy production

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that forest biomass will be treated as carbon neutral. “Today’s announcement grants America’s foresters...

Government of Canada supports less GHG emissions while growing more food

In Canada, The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Member of Parliament for Delta and Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced a $1.8 million investment with the...

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