All posts tagged "agriculture"
Puerto Rico Strikes Alliances with USDA to Foster Agricultural Sector
House Speaker: It is time to Support New Generation that Has Returned to Rescue Agriculture
- Posted March 1, 2016
Joint Investment by PR, US Agriculture Departments Results in Crop Pest Control Project
SAN JUAN – With a $40,000 investment – $20,000 from the Innovation and Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD by its Spanish acronym) and the remaining $20,000 from the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Specialty Crops grant program – the Casa...
- Posted February 20, 2016
Farmers Clash with Riot Police, Drive Tractors through Athens in Pensions Protest
ATHENS, Greece – More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital’s main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension...
- Posted February 12, 2016
FDA Gives OK for Company’s Genetically Engineered Potato
BOISE, Idaho – A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says. In a letter Tuesday...
- Posted January 13, 2016
Monsanto Eliminates 1,000 More Jobs to Cut Costs
WASHINGTON – Monsanto said Wednesday it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial headwinds. The additional layoffs will bring the agriculture...
- Posted January 6, 2016
Chinese Medicinal Herbs Provide Niche Market for US Farmers
DELMAR, N.Y. — Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners. While almost...
- Posted December 27, 2015