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September 17, 2014

Wal-Mart levied fictional "sugar tax" on soda

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying stores were charging a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.
September 17, 2014

Root Demand Irrigation introduced at Husker Harvest Days

During Husker Harvest Days 2014, Root Demand Irrigation (RDI) is launching a revolutionary, subsurface irrigation method to help growers improve underperforming acres using less water, energy, and time.
September 17, 2014

Bioinsecticide Venerate approved for use in California

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, announced that its Venerate Bioinsecticide is now registered in Californi
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.
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