Southern Crop

Southern Crop

ASTA Supports USDA Action and Calls for Clarity on Plant Breeding Innovation Policy

On November 6, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it was withdrawing its proposed rule to revise and update the agency’s biotechnology regulations for the purpose of soliciting additional stakeholder input.

 

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Methyl Bromide – Minimizing Use and Finding Alternatives – The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking grant funding applications from colleges and universities for its Methyl Bromide Transitions program which “… addresses the immediate needs and the costs of transition that have resulted from the scheduled[…]

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An Odd Trend in Wheat Country: Not Much Wheat

Thanks to a global grain glut that has caused prices and profits to plunge, this year farmers planted the fewest acres of wheat since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began keeping records nearly a century ago.   Read more

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