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High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer available to producers

Producers in the Texas High Plains have a new budgeting tool available with the release of the 2016 High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer, [..]

Press-release; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Agrilife Today, January 4, 2016

ASLA Statement on Historic Passage of FAST Act

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) commends the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate for their passage of a bipartisan, multiyear transportation reauthorization bill, [..]

Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), December 4, 2015

With sufficient and smart support, refugees can positively impact European and other host countries

The surge of refugees, including those flowing into Europe from Syria, can positively affect economic growth by increasing the labor force and boosting demand for goods, without introducing [..]

Press-release; The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), November 25, 2015

Business Conditions Flatten for Landscape Architecture Firms, Says ASLA Survey

Business Conditions Flatten for Landscape Architecture Firms, Says Survey
Billable hours and inquiries for new work dip, with hiring holding steady.

Washington, D.C., October 27, 2015—Business conditions for landscape architecture firms declined slightly for the third quarter of 2015, according to [..]

Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architect, October 27, 2015

Plastic for dinner: A quarter of fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris -- plastic or fibrous material -- in their guts, according to [..]

Press-release; University of California - Davis, September 24, 2015

Neonicotinoids: foliar spray uses confirmed as a risk to bees

Neonicotinoid pesticides applied as foliar sprays pose a risk to bees, EFSA has confirmed. The Authority has published assessments on the risks to bees from clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam for all uses other than [..]

Press-release; European Food Safety Authority, August 26, 2015

UC ANR scientists urge citrus farmers and backyard growers to be vigilant in face of new disease find

Now that two additional backyard citrus trees in Southern California were found to be infected with the bacterium that causes Huanglongbing (HLB) disease, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Cooperative Extension advisors [..]

Press-release; UC ANR News, July 22, 2015

Researchers identify gene that controls soybean seed permeability, calcium content

Agronomist Jianxin Ma holds a dish of seeds from cultivated soybeans (right) and from their wild, hard-coated progenitors (left). (Purdue Agricultural Communication / Tom Campbell) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans. [..]

Press-release; Purdue University (Indiana, USA) - Agronomy Department, June 22, 2015

Acrylamide in food is a public health concern

Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases [..]

Press-release; European Food Safety Authority, June 4 2015

Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

More than 150 participants will gather in Nairobi for an international conference from May 12 to 14, 2015, to share knowledge on the latest diagnostics and screening methods for the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease [..]

Press-release; CIMMYT, via CGIAR Consortium press-release, May 11, 2015

A selection of links to press-releases, news-articles and documents about agriculture:

- Action Team Explores Public Policy Impacts on Ag - National Corn Growers Association(NCGA - USA), January 8, 2016

- Linkedin: Key for young ASA members - Agricultural Science Association (ASA) (Ireland), January 6, 2016

- 2016 Named International Year of Pulses - Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), December 17, 2015

- Plant patents: voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives needs to be heard ahead of European Parliaments vote ('.pdf' file) - European Farmers European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa - Cogeca), December 16, 2015

- Phase-down of fluorinated gases essential to reduce effect on climate - The European Environment Agency (EEA), December 9, 2015

- Fries with a side of acrylamide - American Society of Agronomy, December 2, 2015

- Courts decide on neonicotinoids legal challenge - National Farmers Union (UK), November 12, 2015

- Agricultural students cautioned about impact of social media on career - Agricultural Science Association (ASA) (Ireland), November 4, 2015

- Researchers Compare the effects of "Natural" Repellents to DEET on Aedes Agypti and Aedes albopictus - Entomological Society of America, October 28, 2014

- The wasp Trissolcus japonicus discovered by reserchers at Washington State University parasitizes brown marmorated StinkBug eggs - CBSNews - October 22, 2015

- A new mobile phone add-on can help you tell if an avocado is ripe without touching it - SkyNews TV (UK), October 16, 2015

- Canadian dairy farmers in tractors protest trade deal - France24 TV, September 29, 2015

- Food-Statistics Pocketbook - Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (UK), September 17, 2015

- Pesticides Usage Data in the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - Fera Science Ltd. (UK)

- Bill in CA seeks to protect privacy from police drones - Watchdog Arena - Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity (USA), August 25, 2015

- Golden opportunities for organic farmers in the USA - The Independent (UK), August 19, 2015

- Farmers Take Advantage of College Students' Growing Appetite for Locally Grown Produce - American Farmland Trust, August 04, 2015

- Small-scale Farmers Celebrated at Small Farm Expo - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), July 15, 2015

- Mail survey shows biosecurity controls are working - Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand, June 22, 2015

- Gardening in a polluted paradise - Urban gardeners can take simple precautions to avoid contaminants - Soil Science Society of America, May 2015

- ASPB Names 2015 Award Recipients - American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), April 1, 2015

- 28 new rice varieties released in 2014 as scientists ensure responsive breeding for the future - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), March 27, 2015

- Letter to Congressional Leaders Opposing Farm Bill Cuts - American Farmland Trust, February 23, 2015

- Ontario Establishes Goals to Increase Awareness of Local Food - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Ontario (Canada): January 28, 2015

- Newly Discovered Assassin Bug, Sinea Incognita - Entomological Society of America, December 23, 2014

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