Southern Crop

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Agricultural

Trump Reiterates Biofuels Support

President Donald Trump sent a letter to reiterate his support for the renewable fuels industry at a time when the oil and ethanol industries seek common ground to oppose standards from the previous administration. Read more

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Insects

Wild Bee Populations Are out of Sync With Crop Needs

A new study of wild bees identifies 139 counties in key agricultural regions of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, west Texas and the Mississippi River valley that face a worrisome mismatch between falling wild bee supply and rising crop pollination demand. Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Plant Breeders Find New Uses for Drones

Plant Breeders Find New Uses for Drones Source: University of Illinois news release When plant breeders develop new crop varieties, they grow up a lot of plants and they all need to be checked. Repeatedly. “Farmers might have a 100-acre field planted with one soybean variety, whereas breeders may have[…]

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Production Reports

Certification of Pesticide Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides

Update – Certification of Pesticide Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs) – EPA has published in the January 4, 2017 Federal Register its previously announced Final Rule “… updating the existing regulation concerning the certification … The final revised regulation [is intended to] ensure Federal certification program standards adequately protect[…]

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Worldwide Agriculture

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