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...

USDA offers $150 million for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural entrepreneurship

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $150.2 million in funding for projects that build a foundation...

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...

USDA has no plans to regulate new plant breeding techniques

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversight of plants produced...

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...

Aviation climate agreement reached at ICAO

In Canada, the worldwide aviation industry has applauded a crucial climate agreement reached by governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) today....

$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...

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...

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...

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Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

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