Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release

Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven launch new spin-off for sustainable agricultural products

GHENT, 21-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ghent University, VIB and KU Leuven have launched a new spin-off: Aphea.Bio. This new company will develop sustainable agricultural products based on natural microorganisms to increase crop yields and to protect them against diseases. Aphea.Bio … Read the full press release

SGS and Transparency-One will enable Mars Food to share details of its rice supply chain from farm to fork

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mars Food has launched revolutionary supply chain solution Transparency-One, with SGS and supported by Blippar, to help the company realize its 2020 ambition of sourcing UNCLE BEN’S® rice from sustainable sources. SGS and Transparency-One, the next … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial’s New Holland Agriculture takes over the direct distribution and support of its products in South Africa and neighbouring markets

TURIN, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 7th, New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, announced at a press conference that is opening a new branch to distribute and support its products and services in South Africa and neighbouring markets. … Read the full press release

Solidaridad: Lestari tea certification set to become the Indonesian domestic standard

UTRETCH, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New goals for the next four years seek to position the Lestari tea certification as the Indonesian domestic standard. The new vision for the programme is also designed to provide guidance for policies that incentivize sustainable … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its operations network for certified palm products

20 production sites worldwide now certified according to the RSPO standard BASF is Gold partner of the RSPO European Roundtable Good progress has been made in the changeover to certified sustainable palm oil products Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF … Read the full press release

Volvo Trucks developed new self-steering truck to help Brazilian sugar-cane growers

Volvo Trucks has developed a new self-steering truck that can become a significant productivity booster for Brazilian sugar-cane growers. The truck, which is used to transport newly harvested sugar-cane, is steered with great precision through the fields in order to … Read the full press release

K+S completes 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd in Saudi Arabia

KASSEL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (1 June 2017), K+S successfully completed the 30% share purchase of Al Biariq for Fertilizer Plant Co., Ltd (Al Biariq) in Saudi Arabia announced on December 19, 2016. With this purchase, K+S intends to participate in … Read the full press release

Solidaridad hosted producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua to support sugarcane producers achieve Bonsucro certification

Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As an integral part of the PanAmericaña programme, a regional platform for learning and exchange, Solidaridad hosted a three-day producer-to-producer event in Nicaragua together with the support of SER San Antonio mill. The event … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce combined heat and power plants supply energy in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK

2 CHP plants for tomato greenhouse in Belgium go into operation 10 year Long-term service agreement signed Rolls-Royce gensets deliver a total electrical output of 270 MW in 30 greenhouses in Holland, Belgium, Russia and the UK FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 26-Apr-2017 — … Read the full press release

bwcon Looking for European Agtech and FoodTech Start-ups

BRUSSELS, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBN member bwcon is looking for your disruptive business ideas or R&D results with high market potential addressing the agrifood market! Eligible for submission are concepts with a high-tech or ICT-focus targeting the following sectors: Precision agriculture solutions … Read the full press release

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