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...

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...

The European Commission grants conditional merger clearance to Dow and DuPont

In Delaware and Michigan, the European Commission granted DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company conditional regulatory clearance in Europe as a merger of equals....

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...

Australia allows cannabis product exports

In Australia, MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. announced that Australia will expunge the export ban on cannabis products in February 2018 and allow the worldwide exportation...

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...

California to launch their own climate change satellite

In California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California, together with Planet Labs, will develop and eventually launch a satellite...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

Swede’s doctoral thesis features bioplastic from apple and orange waste

In Sweden, Veronika Bátori has developed a bioplastic using apple and orange waste as part of her doctoral thesis for Western Swedish University. Her work...

Bioplastic offers disposability amid India’s plastic bans

In Nagpur, India, chemical engineer Poonam Dixit has launched EnsaBio, a bioplastic made from vegetable starch and other renewable materials that can be used...