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May 27, 2015
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UNL Extension Center looks for new use of sugar beets

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
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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
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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.
May 26, 2015
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TPA bill could face tougher fight in House

Now that the Senate has passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, the focus turns to the House of Representatives.
May 26, 2015
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USDA seeks applications for grants to help socially-disadvantaged producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications to provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups in rural areas.
May 26, 2015
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BASF sponsors space farming research project

Is it possible to produce large quantities of high quality vegetables on a space station, about 320 kilometers away from Earth?
May 26, 2015
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Sugarbeet growers back in field

Southern Alberta farmers who grow sugarbeets rushed to plant their crops May 13 after a four-year agreement with Lantic (Rogers) Sugar was finalized.?
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