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  • California Drought Lowest in Seven Years

    A wet winter and plenty of rain have changed the landscape of California. The latest Drought Monitor shows it is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years. Officials estimate more than 93-percent of California is free of drought or dryness. Read More

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  • Canada Number One Market for U.S. Agricultural Exports

    Canada was once again the leading destination for U.S. food and agricultural exports in 2018, with total export value close to $21 billion. U.S. exports of high-value food and beverage products to Canada ($16.1 billion) represented over 24 percent of total U.S. consumer-oriented agricultural exports globally. Read More

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  • Biostimulants Raring for Regulation

    The biostimulant industry remains in search of an official identity. Eighteen manufacturers, upon being asked to name their most pressing concern, almost unanimously cite the absence of a legal definition of plant biostimulants. Read More

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  • PRIA Signed by President

    CropLife America (CLA) praised President Trump and leaders of the 116th Congress for passing a long-term Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) reauthorization that will strengthen and improve pesticide registration through 2023. Read More

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Agricultural

Biotechnology

Biostimulants Raring for Regulation

The biostimulant industry remains in search of an official identity. Eighteen manufacturers, upon being asked to name their most pressing concern, almost unanimously cite the absence of a legal definition of plant biostimulants. Read More

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Precision Agriculture

Exploring Ag Robotics’ Potential – and Challenges

In a clear sign that agriculture’s continuing adoption of robotics will have human as well as technological and logistical ramifications, protesters from France’s Yellow Vest movement unexpectedly seized the stage of the third International Forum of Agricultural Robotics (FIRA) in Toulouse, France in December and held it for about 45[…]

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Robots Are Coming to Take Over Your Farms

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” so the saying goes. It’s certainly appropriate when referring to advancements made in agriculture technology. The lack of available farm labor alone has given rise to automated smart harvesters. Read More

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends