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November 22, 2014

Sugarbeet harvest to keep processing plants busy

A big sugarbeet harvest in Michigan is expected to keep processing plants working until the end of March, a few weeks longer than usual.
November 21, 2014

Recount likely on Oregon GMO labeling measure

SALEM—An automatic recount now appears likely for Measure 92, a ballot initiative that would require labeling of food sold in Oregon containing genetically modified organisms.
November 21, 2014

Drones grounded: NTSB overturns Pirker decision, affirms FAA authority

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision today that will surely be a disappointment to many drone enthusiasts, ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports Forbes.c
November 21, 2014

GMO alfalfa growers challenge Oregon county’s ban

Oregon alfalfa growers challenging the legality of a county prohibition on genetically modified organisms have hinged their case on the state’s “right to farm” law.
November 21, 2014

GMO battles over 'settled' science spur new study

Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side.
November 21, 2014

Select your 2015 seed with disease in mind

As you finish up your harvest and sit down to think about your seed options for next year, consider your options when it comes to genetic resistance to disease.
November 20, 2014

Immigration order unlikely to help ag, labor experts say

Anticipated executive action giving temporary safe haven and work authorization to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants won’t ease and may exacerbate the national shortage of seasonal farmworkers, several industry labor experts say.
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