Action Alerts

USDA Report Highlights Ag Technology Investments

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an annual report on Technology Transfer that highlighted new agriculture related discoveries, inventions and processes that were made or resulting from USDA research or investments.  The report (linked below) focused on technologies with potential for commercial application. More information below: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/11/0248.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=RT&parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&edeployment_action=retrievecontent https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/ott/FY15-TT_9-30.pdf   Read more...

Tyson Launches $150 Million Venture Fund for Innovation

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 5th, Tyson Foods announced that it was launching a $150 million venture capital fund, called Tyson New Ventures LLC, that would invest in innovative food companies and technologies. According to the company, the fund is focused on “investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population.” The […] Read more...

Monsanto Announces Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 1st, Monsanto Company announced new plans to make its business operations carbon neutral by 2021.  The plan announced is to cut greenhouse gases through a unique program that targets its seed and crop protection operations in partnership with farmers. ICF International, developed the plan for Monsanto to implement strategies that will lead the […] Read more...

Alabama Cotton Farming Family Now Making Bed Sheets

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An Alabama cotton farmer and his daughter recently launched a new company that is developing heirloom cotton linens grown and manufactured in the United States. The company name is Red Land Cotton, and its based in Moulton, Alabama. Founders Mark Yeager and Anna Brakefield conducted remarkable research into developing the end product as they set […] Read more...

EPA Taking Comments through January 17 for Chlorpyrifos

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it was inviting public comment on additional information obtained and developed by the EPA in conjunction with the proposed tolerance revocation for the organophosphate insecticide class known as chlorpyrifos. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2016. More information below: http://farmprogress.com/story-comment-through-jan-17-chlorpyrifos-8-150139 https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0653-0402 How to comment: Enter docket identification (ID) […] Read more...
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