Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

NFU welcomes ECHA’s Conclusions on Glyphosate’s Safety

Warwickshire, England, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NFU has today welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which say the scientific evidence ‘did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic … Read the full press release

Landmark EBRD Transition Report to be unveiled at Kopaonik Business Forum

EBRD report on perceptions of reforms and inequality will be presented at main business event in Serbia LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), one of the largest institutional investors in Serbia and the Western … Read the full press release

NIB Signs a 7-Year Loan Agreement With Valio Ltd. For Research

NIB and the Finnish dairy company Valio Ltd. have signed a 7-year loan agreement totalling EUR 40 million to finance the company’s research programme in 2016–2020. HELSINKI, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Valio’s R&D programme aims to develop new products to expand … Read the full press release

New Holland Agriculture wins “Machine of the Year” title in the Combine category at the SIMA 2017 International Agribusiness show

The brand’s flagship CR and CX combines featuring the technically innovative Everest System were chosen by a jury of trade journalists for their benefits in terms of harvesting productivity and efficiency for customers who are working in challenging conditions. LONDON, 01-Mar-2017 … Read the full press release

A new study sheds light on the genetics behind haploid induction in maize breeding

Researchers unravel one of the secrets behind haploid inducers, a powerful tool in maize breeding HEIDELBERG, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A common strategy to create high-yielding plants is hybrid breeding – crossing two different inbred lines to obtain characteristics superior … Read the full press release

Natural England invites farmers to partake in the £5M hedgerows and boundaries grant

We are inviting applications for the Countryside Stewardship hedgerows and boundaries grant which opens on 1 February 2017. LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hedgerows and boundaries grant, individually worth up to £5,000, is designed to help farmers and other land … Read the full press release

“Smart” concept for cover planting wins Farming by Satellite Prize

The 3rd Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Monday 23rd January at International Green Week in Berlin. The overall winner of €5,000 was a team from ISA Lille in France with … Read the full press release

L’équipe française remporte le prix paneuropéen Farming by Satellite

Le lauréat du 3ème Prix Farming by Satellite visant à promouvoir le recours aux technologies satellitaires dans le domaine de l’agriculture, a été désigné le lundi 23 janvier à l’occasion de l’International Green Week de Berlin. La gagnante toutes catégories … Read the full press release

Société Générale Albania and EBRD partner to support local farmers and agribusiness companies in Albania

Local farmers and agribusiness companies to benefit from fresh funds LONDON, 12-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale Albania and EBRD are joining forces to increase local farmers’ and agribusiness companies’ access to finance, especially in remote regions of the country. The … Read the full press release

Final results: Case New Holland Industrial Inc. cash tender offer for senior notes due 2017

LONDON, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) (“CNH Industrial”) hereby announces the final results of the cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) commenced by its wholly owned subsidiary Case New Holland Industrial Inc. (the “Company”) for … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial: Case IH and New Holland Agriculture included in the 2017 edition of the AE50 Awards

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) have included five technologies from Case IH and four technologies from New Holland Agriculture in their annual AE50 Awards. This prestigious series acknowledges the year’s top 50 smart engineering product innovations … Read the full press release

LMU study: ants began to actively cultivate their plant partners at least three million years ago

The first farmers on the Fijian archipelago were ants: For millions of years, an ant species on the islands has nurtured epiphytes, which provide them with nesting sites. Moreover, the interaction is vital for the survival of both partners. MÜNCHEN, … Read the full press release

Study: 4 per cent of cattle slaughtered in abattoirs in England had injection site lesions in the carcasses

NOTTINGHAM, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A new investigation into how meat can be damaged by farm injections has found that 4 per cent of cattle slaughtered in abattoirs in England had injection site lesions in the carcasses. The study by … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial N.V. to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil implement business of Kongskilde Industries

LONDON, 01-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) announced today its agreement to acquire the agricultural Grass and Soil implement business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab (DLG A.m.b.A.). This business … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU launch programme to support farmers in Tajikistan

First stage to help replace obsolete machinery in primary agriculture as MFI Arvand becomes first partner in the programme LONDON, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD and the EU have launched a new €42 million (US$ 46.5 million) programme to support … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich: Big Data study finds forest biodiversity as a key factor for forest yields

MUNICH, 14-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have conducted the first worldwide study of biodiversity and its impact on the productivity of forests. Data from more than 770,000 observation points from 44 countries were evaluated for this purpose. The samples included in … Read the full press release

Rabobank: abolition of EU sugar production quota by October 2017 does not necessarily guarantee a low sugar price in the bloc

UTRECHT, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The scheduled abolition of the EU sugar production quota by October 2017 does not necessarily guarantee a low sugar price in the bloc. Lifting export restrictions will make it easier for EU sugar to find its … Read the full press release

Bringing the FREME e-Services to the Market

TURIN, Italy, 29-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — FREME,  a 2-years project co funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation with the goal of developing a commercial-grade open framework of e-Service for the multilingual and semantic … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut and Prova to launch project to diversify and stabilize revenues of vanilla farmers in Madagascar

Introducing cocoa farming to Madagascar’s vanilla production region Combining Barry Callebaut’s long-standing cocoa expertise with Prova’s proven local vanilla know-how to create synergies Making local vanilla farmers’ income situation more resilient and less dependent on the highly volatile vanilla market … Read the full press release

SGS acquires John R. McCrea Agency, Inc., an official designated inspection agency licensed by the US Department of Agriculture

GENEVA, 26-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and license of John R. McCrea Agency, Inc. (McCrea), an official designated inspection agency licensed by the US Department of Agriculture. McCrea is active in the … Read the full press release

Co-op signed up to the National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge

MANCHESTER, 21-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op has demonstrated its commitment to championing best practice in the fresh produce sector by signing up to the National Farmers Union’s Fruit and Vegetable Pledge. The community retailer made the announcement at its inaugural … Read the full press release

The Co-op backs UK farmers by stocking 100% own-brand fresh British beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon and turkey

MANCHESTER, 21-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op today (Saturday, 17 September 2016) extended its commitment to back UK farmers by switching all of its fresh bacon and lamb to 100% British. The new sourcing initiative will make the Co-op the only … Read the full press release

Novozymes announces the acquisition of microbial research company Organobalance GmbH

Organobalance GmbH specializes in microbial screening and assay development, and will complement Novozymes’ existing platform with applications across industries. Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 16-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Novozymes today announces the acquisition of microbial research company Organobalance GmbH for an undisclosed amount. Germany-based Organobalance … Read the full press release

Bayer to acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share

Realizes a shared vision of integrated agricultural offerings, delivering enhanced solutions for growers and creates a leading innovation engine for the next generation of farming / USD 128 per share in all-cash transaction, represents 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders … Read the full press release

Henkel launches new partnerships to support smallholders in adopting sustainable palm-growing practices and improving their livelihoods

Milestone reached in promoting sustainable palm oil production Düsseldorf, Germany, 01-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has agreed three additional partnerships to support plantations and smallholders in adopting sustainable palm-growing practices and improving their livelihoods. The partnerships in Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria complement … Read the full press release

Arla to challenge soft drinks with healthier milk-based alternatives

A sparkling milk & fruit drink, a milk & tea drink and an energy drink rich in protein are all part of Arla’s new ambition to triple its business outside standard white milk in the global beverage market. Arla wants … Read the full press release

Ghent University’s Bio-engineer Fred Riek Martin Kerckhof developed a technique that returns the investment cost to remove methane from the air

GHENT, 26-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Bio-Engineer Frederiek-Maarten Kerckhof has developed a technique to remove the greenhouse gas methane more efficiently from the air and possibly make it a usable resource. Next to CO2, methane is the main greenhouse gas due to … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut, IFC, and the IDH provide USD 9M to cover up to 103,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire

Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers •    USD 24 million benefits generated to smallholders as a result of  investments •    Reaching 103,000 farmers by 2020/21 season •    23% expected income increase for farmers at year two •   … Read the full press release

Novozymes 1H2016: sales grew by 3% organically; on track to reach our full-year profit target

2016 full-year earnings outlook maintained; organic sales outlook adjusted to 2-4% Bagsvaerd, Denmark, 10-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first half of 2016, sales grew by 3% organically and were flat in DKK compared with the first half of 2015. EBIT … Read the full press release

Klaus Josef Lutz appointed Chairman of the Management Board of BayWa AG until 2022

MUNICH, 04-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 3 August 2016, the Supervisory Board of BayWa AG, Munich, unanimously voted to appoint Klaus Josef Lutz (58) as Chairman of the Management Board for an additional term of office until 2022. This decision extends Lutz’ existing … Read the full press release