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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USTR Robert Lighthizer Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and USTR Robert Lighthizer Announce Expanded Access for U.S. Rice Exports to Colombia
8/18/2017 12:22:08 PM
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced an agreement reached with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for U.S.
Students Get a Kick Out of Thai Union-Samut Sakhon F.C. Football Clinic
Students Get a Kick Out of Thai Union-Samut Sakhon F.C. Football Clinic
8/17/2017 2:05:13 PM
Local student-athletes recently had the opportunity to learn a few tricks from the pros on the football pitch. And, just maybe, the Samut Sakhon Football Club (F.C.) coaching staff and players caught a glimpse of a future star or two as the team, along with Thai Union Group PCL, co-organized the first of four teaching clinics for area schoolchildren.
The World Aquaculture Society Signs New Publishing Contract with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The World Aquaculture Society Signs New Publishing Contract with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
8/17/2017 8:23:11 AM
The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new publishing contract with Wiley Periodicals, Inc., a subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Make Food Safety a Priority This Fall
Make Food Safety a Priority This Fall
8/17/2017 5:31:24 AM
During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following USDA’s four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill.
Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation team up to find solutions against Citrus Greening
Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation team up to find solutions against Citrus Greening
8/17/2017 4:32:33 AM
Bayer and the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a non-profit organization in Florida supporting citrus growers, have signed a research collaboration agreement to find solutions to Citrus Greening disease, which currently threatens the global citrus production and juice industry.
Thai Union donates 25,000 cans of SEALECT to flood victims in Sakon Nakhon
Thai Union donates 25,000 cans of SEALECT to flood victims in Sakon Nakhon
8/9/2017 8:40:14 AM
Thai Union Group 2Q Sales Up 1.2 Percent Despite Market Challenges
Thai Union Group 2Q Sales Up 1.2 Percent Despite Market Challenges
8/8/2017 3:08:34 PM
Thai Union Group PCL (Thai Union) reported a 1.2 percent year-on-year sales increase in 2Q17 to THB 34,818 million despite  significant currency exchange fluctuations and variable market conditions.
Secretary Perdue Announces $16.8 Million to Encourage SNAP Participants to Purchase Healthy Foods
Secretary Perdue Announces $16.8 Million to Encourage SNAP Participants to Purchase Healthy Foods
8/8/2017 6:35:54 AM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced 32 grants totaling $16.8 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables.  The program is operated by the U.S.
Syngenta licenses Enlist™ events
Syngenta licenses Enlist™ events
8/7/2017 10:48:31 AM
Syngenta announced today that it has entered into non-exclusive licensing agreements with Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. for the Enlist E3 Event in soybeans in the United States, Canada and Latin America, and the Conkesta Enlist E3 stack in soybeans in Latin America, with options for global rights for both.  Syngenta has also entered into a non-exclusive …
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Proclaims National Farmers Market Week
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Proclaims National Farmers Market Week
8/4/2017 9:47:56 AM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-12 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the eighteenth year USDA has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet, and buy from, the farmers and other vendors at their local farmers market.
Governments agree on multi-year conservation plan for Eastern Pacific tunas
Governments agree on multi-year conservation plan for Eastern Pacific tunas
8/3/2017 10:02:07 AM
The 21 governments responsible for collectively managing tuna fishing in the Eastern Pacific have taken steps to bring catches in line with scientific advice as part of a multi-year conservation measure, a decision welcomed by WWF at the conclusion of the latest Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) meeting in Mexico City.  Beginning this year, governments will …
Bayer and Rothamsted Research sign strategic framework agreement
Bayer and Rothamsted Research sign strategic framework agreement
8/3/2017 9:08:18 AM
Monheim, August 1, 2017  – Bayer and Rothamsted Research have entered into a strategic framework agreement to improve collaborations in scientific areas that will support the development of more customized agronomic solutions for farmers.
Hudson River Floodplain Soil Testing for PCBs Continues in New York
Hudson River Floodplain Soil Testing for PCBs Continues in New York
8/3/2017 9:04:00 AM
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to take several hundred new samples to test for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) from a large section of the Hudson River floodplain.
Sunbird Bioenergy Immediately Gets to Work After Luapula Expo
8/2/2017 8:57:11 AM
Immediately after the Luapula Expo, Sunbird Bioenergy Africa’s project team mobilised to Kawambwa, Luapula Province, Zambia, to commence work on a cassava out-grower program that will provide the sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project that is expected to produce 120 million litres of bioethanol per year for the country’s ethanol-fuel blending program.
Secretary Perdue Appoints New Leadership for Food Safety
Secretary Perdue Appoints New Leadership for Food Safety
8/2/2017 7:38:30 AM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today made two key appointments to help fulfill the vital mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply.
EPA selects cleanup plan for Kanawha River Superfund Site to address fish contamination
EPA selects cleanup plan for Kanawha River Superfund Site to address fish contamination
8/2/2017 7:26:41 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has entered into a consent agreement with Pharmacia LLC on a cleanup plan to address dioxin contamination at the Kanawha River Superfund Site, in Putnam and Kanawha counties, W.
Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding Japan’s Planned Increase of Tariff on U.S. Frozen Beef
Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding Japan’s Planned Increase of Tariff on U.S. Frozen Beef
7/28/2017 10:05:34 AM
The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to Japan’s tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the United States.  The increase, from 38.5 percent to 50 percent, will begin August 1, 2017 and last through …
SproutsIO aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement
SproutsIO aims to power a “Personal Produce” movement
7/28/2017 8:00:33 AM
MIT Media Lab alumna Jennifer Broutin Farah SM ’13, CEO and co-founder of SproutsIO, has spent nearly a decade innovating in urban farming, designing small- and large-scale gardening systems that let anyone grow food, anywhere, at any time.
Readout on Principals Meeting on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force
Readout on Principals Meeting on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force
7/25/2017 1:51:54 PM
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted a 90-minute working breakfast meeting involving principals who are members of the Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force.   The Task Force was created by President Trump’s Executive Order of April 25, 2017, with Secretary Perdue serving as chairman.
UNESCO announces winners of 2017 International Research in the Life Sciences Prize
UNESCO announces winners of 2017 International Research in the Life Sciences Prize
7/24/2017 4:20:37 PM
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has announced the laureates of the  UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences  for 2017.