This autumn more than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.
The drought observed in 2018 in Europe had a significant impact on the overall feed supply for 2018/19. The level of EU self-sufficiency and total feed supply decreased compared to the previous years. The self-sufficiency dropped from 80% to 77%, with a lower availability of roughage, partly replaced by higher maize imports. The total feed supply was down by 4%, to 83 million tonnes, due to the reduced size of cattle and pig herd.
Important stocks at EU level and consecutive good harvests have created an imbalance between supply and demand on the EU olive oil market, resulting in a price decrease. In view of this particularly difficult market situation, the European Commission adopted today private storage aid for virgin olive oils.
FPT Industrial, the CNH Industrial brand dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications, is celebrating the successful role that its high-quality engine technologies played in achieving those two awards at the 2019 edition of Tractor of the Year (TOTY).
The liquid manure spreading and distribution technology from Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded by the DLG (German Agricultural Society).
The new LB436 HD baler has been awarded “Machine of the Year 2020” in the category “Hay and Forage”, and DataConnect connectivity solutions in the “Electronics” category during a ceremony held at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany.
John Deere, in cooperation with Joskin, has unveiled the world's first continuously variable transmission with electro-mechanical power split including an implement interface. The completely new concept was awarded with the only gold medal by the jury of the AGRITECHNICA Innovation Commission.
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) will be showcasing its new precision agriculture solutions during Agritechnica 2019 in Hanover, Germany through November 16. From the tractor to the implement and from the field to the office, Trimble’s brand-neutral solutions enable farmers and advisors to solve complex technology challenges across the entire farm operation. The new solutions further strengthen Trimble’s Connected Farm® portfolio of leading precision ag solutions.