US plans rule to protect livestock farmers from company retaliation

Cows are sorted into pens for a livestock auction in Dickinson, North Dakota, US August 17, 2017. Many ranchers in the area have sold off more animals than usual to combat high feed costs after a summer-long drought. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Plantel Nurseries’ growing business is … expanding | Santa Maria Chamber Spotlight | Business

Plantel Nurseries in the Santa Maria Valley has grown high quality vegetable transplants for 35 years. Sergio Ruiz, Contributor While the bounty of the Santa Maria Valley’s agricultural land is easiest to see at harvest time as vegetables, fruits and flowers are loaded onto trucks, the work begins long before that. The harsh conditions that … Read more

Brazil’s Atlas ‘superfoods’ business bolstered by capital market incursion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAO PAULO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Privately owned grain trader Atlas has raised 100 million reais ($19.39 million) in the local capital market so far this year to grow its Brazilian “superfoods” business, a market where large trading firms will not venture , an executive said. … Read more

Wildlife restoration project leads to cold fusion honey business for Sunshine Coast beekeepers

When Leisa and Tony Sams bought a farm and set about reconnecting bushland that had been divided for a century, they never imagined where it would lead them. Seven years later, they are producing an award-winning range of pure raw honey infused with flavors including organic ginger, turmeric, lemon myrtle, rose petals, chilli, cinnamon, lavender, … Read more

Evonik targets EV battery recycling, food tech in innovation drive

The logo of German specialty chemical company Evonik Industries AG is pictured at their plant in Bitterfeld, Germany, February 29, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GDANSK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s Evonik Industries is working on ways to help recycle lithium from electric car batteries and limit the … Read more

Argentina hikes biofuel prices for the domestic market

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 6 (Reuters) – Argentina’s government on Tuesday increased domestic prices of biodiesel for blending with diesel, as well as for bioethanol made from sugarcane and corn. The Ministry of Economy’s energy secretariat set the price of biodiesel at 220,000 Argentine pesos ($1,566) per tonne, up … Read more

Employers headed to jobs summit urged to consider people with a disability to solve farm worker shortage

As Australian farmers cried out for workers, Daniel Stewart was rejected time and time again. Key points: One in six Australians has a disability and they are twice as likely to be unemployed Some employers worry they will have to make expensive modifications to accommodate workers with a disability, but that is often not the … Read more

The Seaweed Protein Market Is Raising Again

Crofters Alastair Johnston and Ron Wyvill cutting seaweed at Loch Portain on the Outer Hebridean … [+] island of North Uist (Western Isles), on the west coast of Scotland. This practice was one of the traditional ways in which crofters made a living in the sparsely-populated areas of Scotland. The seaweed, known locally as kelp, … Read more

Large job losses as Te Mata Mushrooms suspends production at Havelock North base

The Te Mata Mushrooms Company store and farm in Havelock North which is set to close. Photo / Warren Buckland Large Hawke’s Bay employer Te Mata Mushrooms is suspending production at its headquarters on the outskirts of Havelock North after 55 years at the site – with most of its workers set to lose their … Read more

As Mexico stalls major solar projects, companies turn to smaller workarounds

Workers install solar panels on the roof of the Central de Abastos wholesale market as part of a roof-top solar project run by the local government to become the world’s biggest urban solar farm, in Mexico City, Mexico July 27, 2022.REUTERS/Luis Cortes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MEXICO CITY, Aug … Read more