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Newly renovated Pitner Center unveiled at Clemson

The John B. Pitner Center, first opened in 1985, is the laboratory and administrative space for the center. The renovation includes new labs for the Advanced Plant Technology program, a stronger network for data transfer and more collaborative workspaces. Read more

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Court Sides with Ag Retailers on PSM

The D.C. Court of Appeals today ruled the Occupational Safety and Health Administration violated the Occupational Safety and Health Act when it issued an enforcement memorandum on July 22, 2015, redefining the “retail facility” exemption to the Process Safety Management Standard.   Read more

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Regulatory Barriers Slow Innovation and Increase Costs

National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. “These barriers slow down innovation and drive up the cost of seed and chemicals.” Read more

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CropLife Seeks EPA Pesticide Framework On Human Data

“Based on need for consistency, and to account for all the new and deliberative discussions [in which EPA] has taken part related to epidemiological data in the last 6 years — and to follow the 2011 White House directive — CLA is asking that EPA at minimum publish for public[…]

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Soil Health Experts Gain Ground On Standardized Measurements

Soil health experts from across North America plan to integrate more research projects to provide agricultural producers and policy makers with economically relevant, science-based recommendations for improving drought resilience as well as reducing nutrient losses. Read more

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Citrus Tax Incentive A Big Step Closer To Fruition

By a 400 to 20 vote, Republicans and Democrats approved the Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act, which allows growers to immediately expense the cost of planting new citrus instead of the standard 14-year depreciation period under the current IRS rules. Read more about what this means for our citrus

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