The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a five-year, $13 million grant to a nationwide research project to genetically strengthen Thlaspi arvense, commonly known as pennycress, for use in sustainable energy efforts. A relative of canola, pennycress produces oilseed...
Growth Energy, the nation's largest ethanol association, welcomed the launch of a major infrastructure program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that promises to expand clean, affordable fuel options at the pump. Announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue,...
Sub-Saharan Africa is a major influencer in global agricultural trends. Rising incomes, growing populations, and increasing urbanization position the region as a growing market for agricultural exports. Dietary patterns in many areas of this region have shifted with the...
Ritchie Bros. conducts dozens of farm auctions each year, selling tens of thousands of equipment items alongside farmland, recreational properties, and more. Getting a jump start on next year, the company has already signed up two major farm...
Agrograph, a Midwest agricultural technology company leading the industry in commercially viable and highly scalable data solutions, released AGROS 4.0, the latest update to the company's flagship predictive model. The improved model boosts confidence ratings up to 95% when...
Farm supply cooperatives have a long, proud history and remain the dominant form of crop input distribution in North America. However in recent years, challenging fundamentals, disruptive forces and increased competition have threatened their business model. U.S. farmers are...
Similar to recent quarters, farm loan repayment rates increased at a rapid pace and loan demand remained subdued. Bankers in participating Federal Reserve Districts also continued to report further increases in farm income. With support from stronger farm finances...
Several state corn and soybean groups are suing the EPA over its revised greenhouse gas emissions standards that would focus clean energy efforts on electric vehicles. The groups' petitions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
Harvard University's $41.9 billion endowment is spinning off its natural resources portfolio and team to launch Solum Partners, an independent management firm focused on investment opportunities in the global agriculture and food industries. The company will target large-scale, efficient...
ource: Farmers National Co. news release What started out as a slow year in farmland sales has now picked up the pace as additional farms come on the market. "The first six months of 2019 were about as slow as I...
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