Category Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

NWO: Technology Area (TA) projects in the Chemicals, Agri&Food, and Energy sectors scheduled to start in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Technology Area (TA) projects are scheduled to start in 2020. A consortium led by Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University) will link allergenic proteins to complex sugars to open new avenues for preventing … Read the full press release

CLAAS opens first CLAAS Harvest Centre in Eastern India

(PRESS RELEASE) HARSEWINKEL, Germany, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CLAAS in India opened one of its kind CLAAS Harvest Centre at Memari, West Bengal. The inauguration was attended by Dr. Jens Oeding, President Region Asia, CLAAS KGaA and Mr. Jay Singh, … Read the full press release

World’s first AI app aimed at monitoring animal welfare launches in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) VIBY J, Denmark, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dairy company, Arla Finland launches Arla Iris, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology application that gives latest information on animal welfare to its consumers in Finland. Arla Iris gathers data on cleanliness, … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive … Read the full press release

GULFTECH ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO FRESH CUT PRODUCE MARKET WITH ACQUISITION OF ABL, S.p.A.

Gulftech expands to fresh cut produce market with strategic acquisition of ABL, SpA (PRESS RELEASE) MODENA, Italy, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Gulftech International, Inc. (“Gulftech”) based in Denver, Colorado, USA, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ABL … Read the full press release

Agritech: Inmarsat, ApisProtect to deploy IoT to connect apiaries around the world

Inmarsat delivers highly reliable hybrid satellite/cellular and LoRaWAN technologies to ensure that ApisProtect can provide services to beekeepers no matter how remote their location is Severe food shortages can occur across the world without a healthy bee population (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

LR certifies the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) against the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 10-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s largest fishing association, the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA), has become the world’s first ever certified as group certification under the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS). Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global certification … Read the full press release

Valio and Gasum partnership will recycle farm manure into biogas to reduce milk’s carbon footprint 

Milk’s carbon footprint could be reduced by up to 50 percent Potential reduction of the usage of fossil fuels as well as methane emissions (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Food producer Valio and energy company Gasum have just … Read the full press release

Glencore will cooperate with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on their investigation

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 26-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore has announced it has been notified by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) about an investigation they are going to carry out in regard to possible violation of certain provisions … Read the full press release

2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium: parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation and animal well-being

(PRESS RELEASE) MONHEIM, Germany & RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer reports for over 220 cattle professionals having attended its 2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium. Key topics discussed on the event were parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, … Read the full press release

Italian National Research Council (CNR) and Eni to establish four linked research centres in southern Italy

(PRESS RELEASE) LECCE, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Italian National Research Council (CNR) (The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Eni have just signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA) with the aim at setting up four linked research centres in southern … Read the full press release

TeffLand Introduces New Line of Flour: Improving on Wheat’s Deficiencies With 30% More Vitality

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TeffLand has launched new lines of grain and flour for the popular Teff cereal. The new products maintain all of Wheat’s advantages and none of its disadvantages. Unlike its Wheat counterpart, Teff flours make … Read the full press release

SGS can now offer FSMA certification for VQIP and FSVP to foreign food importers into the U.S.

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS can now certify foreign food suppliers under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is possible due to the accreditation the company has … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open … Read the full press release

Destatis: Prices for raw wood 7.4% lower in November 2018 vs the same month last year

(PRESS RELEASE) WIESBADEN, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — 53.5 million cubic meters of wood were logged in Germany during 2017 as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). Around three quarters of the logging that took place in Germany during 2017 came from … Read the full press release

New research by Arla Foods finds almost half of people in Northern Europe don’t recognise dairy products as a natural source of vitamins and minerals

(PRESS RELEASE) Viby J, Denmark, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — New research from Arla Foods uncovers a big knowledge gap when it comes to our understanding about food.  The survey was carried out by the YouGov analysis institute where more than … Read the full press release

New research: Light pollution significantly alters moth activity disrupting their role as pollinators

(PRESS RELEASE) YORK, 21-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research. Lead author of the study, Dr Callum … Read the full press release

DLG Group: Vilofoss to become market leader in the French market for piglet feed through new joint venture with ARC

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The DLG Group’s key premix and nutrition business continues to strengthen its position as one of the largest businesses in the European market. The latest strategic initiative is the collaboration with the family-owned company … Read the full press release

Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis): Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017

Versteuerte Mengen aller anderen Tabakarten gestiegen (PRESS RELEASE) WIESBADEN, 14-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Im Jahr 2018 wurden in Deutschland 1,9 % weniger Zigaretten versteuert als im Jahr 2017. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, stiegen dagegen die versteuerten Mengen aller anderen … Read the full press release

Bayer: Strong harvest results for farmers using Climate Corporation’s new predictive seed selection and placement technology for corn

(PRESS RELEASE) MONHEIM, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Climate Corporation (Climate), a subsidiary of Bayer and the industry leader in bringing digital innovation to farmers, today announced strong harvest results for farmers using Seed Advisor, its new predictive seed selection and … Read the full press release

Kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A.

(PRESS RELEASE) Tarnów, Polska, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Od kilku tygodni obserwujemy zaplanowaną i skoordynowaną kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt, mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A. pana dr. Wojciecha Wardackiego oraz dyrektor Departamentu Korporacyjnego Grupy Azoty S.A. pani Agnieszki … Read the full press release

WEF / Oxford Martin School: balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits

New research by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum finds that balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits A sustainable food industry and healthier human life can be … Read the full press release

Aerospace and data analytics company Planet and BASF to deliver timely satellite imagery and data to European farmers

Analytics from daily satellite imagery will promote better land and agricultural practices BASF’s xarvioTM digital products and Planet will contribute significantly to more sustainable agriculture in Europe San Francisco, USA, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Planet, an integrated aerospace … Read the full press release

Farming by Satellite Prize is won by Teagasc from Ireland

LONDON, 07-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The 4th Farming by Satellite Prize, promoting the use of satellite technologies in agriculture, was decided on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner of €5,000 was team Teagasc from Dublin, … Read the full press release

New Holland Agriculture, ICAR and IARI to develop a holistic straw management solution and crop residue management in India

NEW DELHI, India, 27-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), has initiated a three-year pioneer project, in partnership with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute … Read the full press release

EBRD provides US$ 7 million loan to Obour Land’s new greenfield dairy farm in Egypt

EBRD US$ 7 million for Obour Land’s new greenfield dairy farm Investment to increase dairy production and exports Implementation of latest technology for dairy milking operations LONDON, 20-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fostering the Egyptian dairy sector, the EBRD is providing a US$ 7 … Read the full press release

Yara welcomes Lars Røsæg as EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

OSLO, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lars Røsæg will take up the position of EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Petter Østbø has stepped down as CFO and will leave the company.“I am pleased to welcome Lars Røsæg into Yara … Read the full press release

Bayer awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer has been awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards ceremony, held in London, United Kingdom on November 12. Bayer was selected as the … Read the full press release

STUDY: Bayer’s Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans technology helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact in South America

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany/ ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Read the full press release