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2014-02-13 23:01:29

Turf Feeding Systems announces creating a Sustainable Solutions Team to help raise the economy and livelihood of the Family Farmer worldwide. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The UN has declared 2014 as the Year of Family Farming. There is a new team of experts and practitioners sharply focused on increasing the economy and livelihood of the family farmer.http://ensia.com/voices/2014-the-year-of-family-farming/ This is not a UN team of scientists, but a group of people who have been...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-12 20:21:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) About 47 million Americans (1 in 7) get assistance from food stamps, now called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The 80 percent increase since 2007 reflects higher food insecurity and unemployment in the wake of the recession. Find out more on Feb. 14 at approximately 8:45-9:30...

2014-02-12 08:31:43

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world's poorest WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for food due to population and income growth, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity,...

2014-02-11 08:34:18

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fleurette Group (Fleurette) today announces a further financial commitment of $1.5 million for 2014 to Kitoko Food, bringing the total investment made by Fleurette in the project to $14 million since it was established in June 2012. Kitoko Food is an innovative commercial agricultural project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the ultimate objective of equipping its citizens with...

2014-02-07 12:25:03

NEW DELHI, India, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second day of the 14th edition of The 'Delhi Sustainable Development Summit' (DSDS), held in New Delhi today, world leaders and top experts called for a global coalition to fight poverty and usher in sustainable development while combating the ill effects of climate change. The event is being organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the theme of this year's Summit is "Attaining Food, Water, and Energy...

2014-02-07 08:23:10

AMSTERDAM, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/_nocache ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced receiving an Honorary Mention at the 2013 PROSE Awards [http://www.proseawards.com ] for its journal Global Food Security [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/global-food-security ] in the category Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine. The official announcement was...

2014-02-06 04:21:08

WONDERFUL(TM) HALOS(TM) MANDARINS AND FEEDING AMERICA'S BACKPACK PROGRAM PROVIDE PURE GOODNESS(TM) TO 1.3 MILLION KIDS ACROSS AMERICA LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, actress Jennie Garth and TV personality and actor Mario Lopez officially kicked off a partnership between Wonderful Halos mandarins and Feeding America. Wonderful Halos - the sweet, easy to peel and seedless mandarins - is taking their Pure Goodness message to schools across America by providing...

2014-02-05 16:28:24

Agriculture Department Would Receive Vital Funding Boost for Research, Protecting Pennsylvanians HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry. "An investment in agriculture is an investment in our future," said Corbett. "In providing jobs and $68 billion in economic impact to communities across Pennsylvania, agriculture remains...

2014-02-05 00:20:33

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On track to meet growth objectives -- Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates -- Integrated sales up 6 percent(1) -- underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent(1) -- EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower -- lower royalty income, non-recurring seeds costs -- Earnings per share(2) $19.30: 12 percent lower -- Proposed dividend increased by 5...


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