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Seafood Industry Now a Target of the Beyond Meat Empire

Recently, Forbes released an article detailing the increased production of Beyond Meat, now looking to corner the seafood market. Using the same pea-based protein from their “beef” production, Beyond Meat is bringing consumers a “guilt free” fish alternative that is looking to cut back on environmental concerns around the fishing industry, while still sticking to …

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Launch of Ecosystem Services Market Program – ESMC with FFAR

The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) announce the launch of ESMC’s ecosystem services market program, Eco-Harvest, to reward agricultural producers for beneficial environmental outcomes from regenerative agriculture. ESMC generates and sells credits for increased soil carbon, reduced greenhouse gases, and improved water quality from agricultural production …

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USDA’s Forum: Supporting the U.S. Agricultural Sector Deliver Climate Solution: Markets and Supply Chains

USDA announced details of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity on February 7, 2022. Through this new program, USDA will finance partnerships to support the production and marketing of climate-smart commodities via a set of pilot projects lasting one to five years. Pilots will provide technical and financial assistance to producers who implement climate-smart practices on …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Flock of Commercial Broiler Chickens

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds in two states – a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Kentucky, and a backyard flock of mixed species birds in Fauquier …

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A Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie

As mentioned in this article, Robert Bonnie was appointed as the Undersecretary for farm production and conservation in November of 2021. Bonnie oversees the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency – as well as $27 billion currently allocated to conservation funding if the Build Back Better plan is passed …

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Innovative Irrigation: Sibling Team Fuses Tech and Farm Roots to Land $2.2M for Agriculture Startup

CODA Farm Technologies, an internet of things (IoT) agriculture startup with literal roots in Western Washington’s Skagit Valley, has raised $2.2 million in venture capital. The seed round was led by Lowercarbon Capital with participation from Voyager Capital, Arnold Venture Group and Will Canine, co-founder of Opentrons Labworks. Agtech has become an established sector as …

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