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  • Court Denies Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a petition by environmental groups to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, ending one of three parallel attempts to bring about the ban, court filings show. Read more

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  • China Opens Rice Market to U.S.

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.   Read more

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  • Arkansas Sets Dicamba Ban, Increased Penalties

    A proposed emergency rule that places a ban on the use and sale of dicamba in Arkansas and expedites increased penalties for infractions is set to go into effect July 11, following actions by two legislative committees on July 7.   Read more

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  • CropLife America Applauds Senate’s Progress on PRIEA Legislation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Agriculture Committee marked-up by voice vote a Chairman’s amendment to HR 1029, the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act (PRIEA) of 2017. Action by the Senate Agriculture Committee follows passage in the House of Representatives of HR 1029 by a bipartisan voice vote on March[…]

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  • EPA Approves Dow, Monsanto Gene-Silencing to Fight Pests

    By Tiffany Stecker of Bloomberg BNA Farmers will soon have access to a novel technology to fight corn rootworm, a devastating pest that has grown resistant to traditional pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency on June 14 approved for sale four new corn seeds from Monsanto Co. and Dow Agrosciences engineered with[…]

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Agricultural

Driven by Dollars to Non-GMO Seed

In 2016, Reed boosted his non-GMO cotton to 2,000 acres, all blanketed with cereal rye to choke Palmer amaranth. He also planted his entire soybean crop (1,200 acres) in non-GMO production.   Read more

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Biotechnology

Driven by Dollars to Non-GMO Seed

In 2016, Reed boosted his non-GMO cotton to 2,000 acres, all blanketed with cereal rye to choke Palmer amaranth. He also planted his entire soybean crop (1,200 acres) in non-GMO production.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Will a Sugar Deal with Mexico Affect US Treat Prices?

Food makers say federal policies already inflate U.S. sugar prices, and the new agreement will make things worse. The sugar industry, meanwhile, says food companies are trying to drive down prices to sweeten their own profits, not to make treats more affordable.   Read more

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