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Agricultural

Dicamba Debate Lingers in Arkansas Courts

The fight over Arkansas’ effort to ban an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn’t applied, causing widespread damage, is far from over, with attention now shifting to a manufacturer’s lawsuit.   Read more

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In light of Congress not advancing legislation to fund government operations, NAWG President and Outlook, MT farmer Gordon Stoner made the following statement: “Funding the government is a basic charge of Congress, and failing to do so impacts farmers across the country.

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Biotechnology

Support for Biomass Genomics Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research, announce joint support for research in plant feedstock genomics for bioenergy.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Precision Ag Could Help Feed Hungry Planet

As we begin 2018, there are more than 7.4 billion people on planet Earth. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With so many more people to feed, plus the uncertainties of changing climate, we’ll have to find ways to produce more nutritious food with fewer resources.[…]

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Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near-Future Reality or All Talk?

There’s a high likelihood you are reading this story from a DSL internet connection somewhere in rural America. And if you’re like the nearly 47 million households in the U.S. that don’t have access to broadband-speed internet, you already know that slow internet is more than just an inconvenience. It’s[…]

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends