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December 16, 2014

It’s official: GMO labeling loses recount

SALEM, Ore. (AP)—Secretary of State Kate Brown has certified recount results that show the defeat of an Oregon ballot measure to require labels on genetically modified foods.
December 16, 2014

Officials agree not to enforce GMO ban pending trial

Oregon’s Jackson County has agreed not to enforce a ban on genetically modified crops until a lawsuit over the prohibition is decided.
December 15, 2014

Oregon registry for commercial drones on hold

SALEM—Oregon is on its way to creating a registry of government-owned drones, but uncertainty about federal regulations for the unmanned aircraft means any state registry for privately held drones could be more than a year away.
December 14, 2014

Syngenta cost-cutting program to affect 1,800 jobs

Syngenta has announced important steps in the implementation of its Accelerating Operational Leverage program. The program targets savings of $1 billion by 2018 and has three main pillars: Commercial; Research and Development; and Global Operations.
December 13, 2014

Valent U.S.A. expanding, refining operations

Valent U.S.A. Corp. announced a series of expansions to its commercial business aimed to support its growing specialty and row crop portfolio, as well as enhance service and technical support to customers across the agricultural regions of the U.S.
December 12, 2014

Washington Parks proposes farmers pay to use trails

Farmers will have to pay thousands of dollars to drive equipment on long-distance recreational trails to reach otherwise inaccessible agriculture land under a policy proposed by Washington State Parks.
December 11, 2014

BASF launches web-based farm management tool

BASF announced the release of the new web-based farm management tool: Compass Grower Advanced.
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