Environmentally minded consumers object to heavy use of pesticides for cotton. Major brands are encouraging cotton grown with fewer pesticides.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 89.6 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released today. Corn area planted is estimated at 89.1 million acres, down 1 percent from last[…]Read More »
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first 100 days in office include several early steps to block or undo a host of Obama-era regulations and reshape the agency with the expectation of major budget cuts, winning praise from GOP lawmakers and industry groups but outcry from some EPA staff and environmentalists over[…]Read More »