Canada’s Funding Competition Seeks Blockchain Applications In Agriculture And Agri-Food Sector

The Canadian government launched a new innovation funding competition to help create jobs and spur the growth of local companies. On behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, launched the new funding competition last week, through the Strategic…

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Use of Blockchain in Major Industries by Numbers: Retail, Manufacturing, Finance, and Others

Many startups, major conglomerates, supply chain operators, and distributors have attempted to integrate blockchain technology over the past two years, to increase transparency and reduce the power of central entities in data processing. With billions of dollars being invested annually by major corporations in blockchain development, the emerging technology has become the focal point of…

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US farmers 'nervous,' as China threat of 25 percent tariffs on soybeans could cause pain

American farmers expressed uneasiness ahead of the White House’s expected decision Friday to impose tariffs on Chinese products. Beijing’s threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on American soybeans could be an economic blow to the U.S. heartland. The U.S. exports about $14 billion worth of soybeans to China, according to the U.S. Department of…

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Blockchain Will Play A Huge Role In Agriculture – India’s PM Narendra Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again praised blockchain and said that the technology will play a huge role in agriculture. Speaking at the convocation ceremony of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology in Jammu, Modi said that the country’s agriculture sector needs a facelift and that it can be achieved by incorporating…

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