Archive for the ‘Agriculture sector’ Category

DATA RELEASE: Iowa’s Fortune 1000 Companies Spent $1.2 Million on Lobbying in Q1, 2015

Comments Off | 07-11-2015

July 1, 2015 — MapLight examined the political spending of Iowa’s five largest public companies, including the amount they spent lobbying Congress and federal agencies, and the amount their political action committees contributed to federal candidates. The analysis also highlights stock ownership in these companies by members of Congress.
In addition to holding the first caucus [...]

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U.S and African Leaders Announce Progress, New Partnerships to Help Millions of Farming Families through Agriculture

Comments Off | 08-6-2014

Today at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. and African officials announced that more than $10 billion will be realized through responsible private investments as part of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which President Obama launched at the 2012 G8 Summit at Camp David. These new investments are expected to create about 650,000 [...]

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Behring assumes presidency of international agriculture association

Comments Off | 06-24-2014

Deanna Behring, director of international programs in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has begun a one-year term as president of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development. She received the gavel from outgoing President Mike McGirr at the group’s 50th annual meeting held recently in Washington, D.C.
The Association for International Agriculture and Rural [...]

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Demand for Zinc as Micronutrient in Agriculture Grows as Global Population to Exceed 9 Billion by 2050, Food Consumption to Increase 70 percent

Comments Off | 05-11-2014

“Total demand for zinc-derived chemicals is currently 1.5 million metric tons (MMT) (expressed as Zn equivalents)”
Improving diets worldwide and the need to feed the more than 9 billion people who are expected to inhabit the earth by 2050 are driving greater global demand for zinc chemicals to use as micronutrients in agricultural crops. This holds [...]

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ADM to Build Specialty Protein Plant in Campo Grande, Brazil

Comments Off | 03-25-2014

DECATUR, Ill., March 12, 2014 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced plans to construct a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, representing an investment of approximately US$250 million.
The complex, which will be located next to ADM’s existing soybean processing facility in Campo Grande, will manufacture a [...]

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Brazil Bounces Back With Agriculture

Comments Off | 03-25-2014

Agriculture in Brazil has been an lucrative industry over the years. The current production is between 80 million and 160 million tons, and this figure could double in the coming years.

Other than exporting sugar, orange juice and coffee globally, it also competes with the US to be the largest soya bean exporter. Besides, devaluation of [...]

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Agricultural and Livestock Plan to Provide R$ 136 billion for the 2013-2014 Season

Comments Off | 06-6-2013

The 2013-2014 Agricultural and Livestock Plan (PAP), announced on Tuesday (June 4) in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff, reached its highest financial volume ever of R$ 136 billion. The amount is divided into R$ 97.6 billion for costing and marketing financing, and R$ 38.4 billion for investment programs. Credit available under the plan has increased [...]

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In Paraná, Rousseff says the agricultural sector will have more funds and low interest

Comments Off | 02-7-2013

While visiting Cascavel (in the state of Paraná) on Monday, February 4, President Dilma Rousseff said that the federal government will expand funds and lower interest rates for the agricultural sector. According to the president, who attended a delivery ceremony for 29 backhoes to municipalities in Paraná, the record figures for the 2012/2013 harvest will [...]

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Jordan aims to attract Brazilian investors in the fields of energy, agriculture and professional training

Comments Off | 10-18-2012

King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh, demonstrated an interest in developing partnerships with Brazil for projects in the Dead Sea and Red Sea, in addition to agreements in the fields of energy, agriculture and health. Indications for such agreements were given during meetings with the Brazilian Minister [...]

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Cuba and Brazil sign US$200 million memorandum on food security

Comments Off | 09-4-2012

The Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil, Fernando Pimentel, and the Minister of International Trade and Foreign Investment of Cuba, Rodrigo Malmierca, signed a memorandum of understanding on August 30, 2012 in Havana, providing for a US$ 200 million loan to implement the More Food for Cuba program. The funds will be [...]

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