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May 28, 2015
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Welcome Idaho rains also raise crop disease risk

Crop experts warn a May shift toward cool and wet weather that’s dramatically improved the irrigation outlook has also heightened the risk of disease and created other challenges for Southern Idaho farmers.
May 28, 2015
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New USDA portal enables growers to request conservation assistance online

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that growers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal.
May 28, 2015

Geography a stronger indicator of weed diversity than glyphosate-resistant crop trait

The potential long-term impacts of glyphosate-resistant crops on biodiversity of the agricultural landscape have been the subject of controversy.
May 27, 2015
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USDA

Reasons we need the Clean Water Rule

Today, EPA and the Army are finalizing a Clean Water Rule to protect the streams and wetlands we rely on for our health, our economy, and our way of life.
May 27, 2015
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UNL Extension Center looks for new use of sugarbeets

After the sugar factory in Scottsbluff lost at least 10,000 tons of rotten sugarbeets to weather inconsistencies, the University of Lincoln Extension Center is looking into different ways they can salvage the rotten beats in the future.
May 27, 2015
News

GMO mediation bill encounters opposition

After an uncontroversial start, legislation that would require mediation for disputes over biotech crops in Oregon is now facing opposition from critics of genetic engineering.
May 26, 2015
News

USDA pegs sugarbeet area up 2% from 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its March 31 Prospective Plantings report said growers intend to plant 1,182,100 acres of sugarbeets in 2015, up 20,500 acres, or 2%, from 1,161,600 acres planted in 2014.
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