Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

Symrise Is the Newest Member of WBCSD

GENEVA, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise AG has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well … Read the full press release

Eni and FAO discuss possible partnerships in developing countries

ROME, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, and the Director-General of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Graziano da Silva met today in Rome at the Organization’s headquarters. Eni’s CEO and FAO’s DG discussed … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH Startup Acceleration Program now open for applications

MUNICH, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL) is now starting their Startup Acceleration Program for the second time. Young companies with agricultural innovations can apply for the program from now until the end of May. The best product … Read the full press release

New funding for pulses and rice producer boosts agribusiness in Turkey

Family business looks to new markets LONDON, 03-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a new boost to agribusiness in Turkey, the EBRD is providing a €20 million loan to Yayla Agro, a family-owned producer of pulses and rice in Turkey. An ambitious … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial presents Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design

Through videos and images, the Company presents the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts as part of the ‘Si Automatique?’(If automatics?) exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne in France. LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The concept … Read the full press release

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