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September 16, 2014

Montana expects record beet crop

HARDIN, Mont.—Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
September 16, 2014

NASDA: Withdraw WOTUS rule

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture passed a resolution at its annual meeting in Burlington, Vt., last week that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should withdraw their Waters of the United S
September 16, 2014

Growers say groundwater bills would bring uncertainty

SACRAMENTO—Legislation giving the state control over groundwater use in California could lead to uncertainties for farm operations as well as litigation, growers and farm groups say.
September 15, 2014

China to stockpile subsidies, not sugar

In years past, China’s subsidy of choice was a stockpiling program that helped manipulate domestic prices—not just in sugar but for other crops like cotton, too.
September 15, 2014

New irrigation method saves power, water

ARCO, Idaho—Irrigation experts from University of Idaho and Washington State University are testing a novel method of watering crops they’ve developed to save considerable water and power for Northwestern growers with appropriate field conditions.
September 14, 2014

Groups seek glyphosate limits to protect butterflies

Environmental groups seeking federal protection for monarch butterflies blame the use of genetically modified crops for the insect’s steep decline.
September 13, 2014

Oregon GMO labeling fight hinges on urban vote

The fate of Oregon’s genetically modified organism labeling initiative will hinge on whether heavy spending by opponents can overcome the liberal leanings of urban voters, experts say.
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