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July 29, 2014

Smart Irrigation Month is here

July is almost over—have you gotten involved in Smart Irrigation Month? Check out how the industry is spreading the word about water-use efficiency.
July 29, 2014

Mexican export subsidies injuring U.S. sugar producers

WASHINGTON—U.S. sugar producers have filed new subsidy allegations in their countervailing duty case against Mexico's sugar industry, including evidence that export subsidies are fueling a flood of Mexican sugar shipments and injuring U.S. sugar farmers a
July 29, 2014

Study: Drought costing California billions

In the most comprehensive look yet at the impact of the worst California drought in decades on the state’s vital agriculture industry, a new study found that it has cost the state $2.2 billion, primarily in lost farm revenue and wages.
July 28, 2014

North Dakota State University releases free apps

Three North Dakota State University Extension Service publications are available on one app for smartphone and tablet users.
July 27, 2014

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for ballot

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—An initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.
July 26, 2014

Ag senators express concerns to McCarthy

Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee met this week with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to express their concerns about the agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” proposal and other EPA actions that are many view as “anti-agriculture."
July 26, 2014

Sugar rush at ethanol plant fuels fight with Nebraska corn farmers

CHICAGO—An ethanol plant in Nebraska corn country is pumping out fuel made from sugarbeets, and corn farmers are suing to stop it—a small-town dispute that offers an unusual take on the debate over the market-distorting impact of sugar and corn subsidies.
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