US EPA makes available chlorpyrifos draft risk assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its draft risk assessments for chlorpyrifos for public review. These draft risk assessments are the next stage in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) registration review process. The draft risk assessments come from an exhaust...Read more


Bowery farming announces availability in 650 US stores

New York-based Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, has announced that its fresh, traceable Protected Produce is now available in more than 650 US stores, marking a rapid increase from 100 stores in January. With this expansion, Bowery becomes the largest vertical farming company in the US as consumers are ...Read more


Supply chain digitizer Silo raises $9 Mn in Series A funding

 Cloud-based supply chain streaming platform Silo has raised a $9 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors in the round include investors Initialized Capital and Haystack Ventures. This brings its total funding to $12 million since launching in 2018.   San Francisco-based Silo is ho...Read more


AMVAC® release new products for weed control in corn

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection management, turf and ornamentals management, and public safety and animal health applications, which continues to innovate with SIMPAS™ has recent...Read more


USDA takes a crack at Interplanetary Agriculture

In a recently published research study by the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture indicates that beneficial insect-killing nematodes (small round worms) can be used in the future for natural control of insect pests when humans are growing crops in space. The research objec...Read more


AI could help tackle 'Powdery Mildew' in squash: Research 

Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) are deploying smart technology against powdery mildew, a notorious plant disease that reduces yields. In a new study, scientists used a sensing system attached to drones to collect spectral data of powdery mildew on summer squash in the fields and labs of the UF and In...Read more


USDA-NIFA and NSF to establish network of AI research institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced they are establishing seven new artificial intelligence (AI) institutes across the country to accelerate research, expand America’s workforce and transform the futu...Read more


10 million acres of Iowa farmland destroyed by storm 'Derecho' 

 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), on August 11, 2020 stated that  a powerful storm named Derecho that blew across the U.S. Midwest earlier this week has killed at least two people and caused widespread damage to millions of acres of crops in Iowa. As it traveled from southea...Read more


Yield10 Bioscience ties up with GDM for R& D of soybean yield trait  

    Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, recently announced that it has signed a three-year non-exclusive research agreement with GDM, a company specialized in plant genetics based in Gibson City, Illinois to evaluate novel yield traits in soybean. Under the agreement, GDM pla...Read more


IFC and FMO to fund Agrofértil in Paraguay

The director of the Sarabia Group, Antonio Ivar Sarabia has announced that Agrofértil, a business unit of the group has signed financing agreements with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the Netherlands Development Bank (FMO) to strengthen the mission of re-pr...Read more


India and the US closer to Agri-Pharma trade deal

After 2 years of negotiations, India and the United States are close to inking a trade deal, according to reports from Reuters. Both sides are looking for reduced tariffs on farm goods in order to close the deal. India is also hoping to secure concessions for generic pharmaceutical exports to the US and increased...Read more


Elanco Receives USFT Commission Approval for Acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

This approval marks the near-final step in fulfilling our vision of bringing together two dedicated animal health companies focused on delivering innovation and an expanded portfolio of solutions to farmers, veterinarians and pet owners around the globe,” said Jeff Simmons, president and CEO of Elanco. &ldqu...Read more