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Organic acreage in Italy is the widest among the European countries (about 1 million hectares) and it is, at present, in a rising phase; at the same time Italy is second in the world for number of organic growers (about 50.000 organic farms).
This data have been released by the National Institute of Agricultural Economics (INEA) and by the German Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL) during the conference 'Development of knowledge and organic agriculture: New frontiers for the organic sector', that took place, last april 16, at the Agri-food Department of the National Research Council (CNR), in Rome.

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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

- You can find more news-articles and document review in the Agrolinker's FORUM BOARDS

- You can send your agro-scientific press-releases to (remove the Xes): comunicatiXXX@XXXagrolinker.com (please, add also a link to the page where the press-release is published).

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