April 30, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Luther Markwart

Sugar policy battle will be fierce

Farm Bill: The 2013 farm bill remains in perpetual limbo until the larger political battles over spending cuts play out.
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April 30, 2013

Endangered Species Act lawsuit dismissed

The U.S. District Court of Northern California granted motions brought by both CropLife America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to dismis
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April 30, 2013

GMO food labeling drive has biotech industry biting back

New efforts to force labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops, including a bill introduced by U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, have struck a ne
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April 30, 2013

New fertilizer company Ostara secures funding

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a clean water company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from waste and process water streams and trans
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April 29, 2013

Farmland rent may never be average

Countless farmland owners often ask the question, what is the average rent in my county or area?
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April 29, 2013

Texas fertilizer company didn't heed disclosure rules

The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people, had last year been storing 1,
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April 26, 2013

EPA: We're not spying on farmers - just their animals

The acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency sparred with GOP senators Wednesday over the use of aerial surveillance to help guide enforcem
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April 26, 2013

The important role agriculture plays in feeding a growing population

ST. LOUIS-Novus International, Inc. sponsored Dr. Marty Matlock, professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Arkansas and executive director, U
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April 25, 2013

New Bumper ES fungicide receives EPA approval

RALEIGH, N.C.-Bumper' ES fungicide, manufactured by MANA, has received approval by the EPA for its new state-of-the-art formulation that provides broa
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April 24, 2013

Sugarbeet growers face several challenges in the coming year

FARGO, N.D.-Those attending the 51st annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Fargo learned they will be facing challenges on several fronts rangin
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April 23, 2013

132 FFA chapters receive national grants to help fight hunger

INDIANAPOLIS-The National FFA Organization has awarded more than $320,000 in grant money for its "FFA: Food for All" program, which provides local FFA
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April 22, 2013

Fighting invasive species

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is designating April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.
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April 22, 2013

Groups challenge EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

A coalition* of industry and agricultural groups have filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's re
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April 19, 2013

Johnson to Capitol Hill to lobby for farm bill

National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson is in Washington, D.C., urging lawmakers to get a five-year farm bill passed.
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April 19, 2013

Sugar prices slump as beet farmers turn to planting

After several years of strong prices, sugar farmers are taking their lumps, analysts say.
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April 19, 2013

Sugar study on Brazil's "hidden subsidies"

A study commissioned by the American Sugar Alliance shows Brazil provides nearly $2.5 billion a year in sugar subsidies, greatly distorting the global
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April 18, 2013

Big changes coming to FSA offices

During April, Farm Service Agency employees nationwide are being trained to operate a new computer system.
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April 18, 2013

USDA working on crop insurance fraud

At a budget hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, some of the members of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee pressed Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack
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April 16, 2013

Agrium incumbent nominees re-elected to board

Agrium Inc. announced the results of its 2013 annual meeting of shareholders Apil 9.
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April 16, 2013

DSM Nutritional Products and Monsanto to partner

DSM Nutritional Products and Monsanto Company announced a strategic partnership to deliver the first SDA (stearidonate soybean oil) omega-3 soybean oi
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April 15, 2013

Looking at WRDA in 2013

With the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, there is concern that a lock and dam failure would be catastrophic to the agriculture industry.
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April 15, 2013

RFA requests revision to the cellulosic biofuels standard

The Renewable Fuels Association is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to scale back the volume requirements for biofuel production this year.
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April 12, 2013

Re-examining the value of life insurance

What if your office chair were empty tomorrow and forever? How valuable are you to your organization? How important are your skills, your leadership,
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April 12, 2013

Valent BioSciences' new facility on track for completion

A 500-ton crane, the second largest in North America, has hoisted the large scale industrial fermenters into Valent BioSciences Corporation's new 130,
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April 11, 2013

Immigration reform at the forefront

Congress returns to Washington this week with the so-called "Gang of Eight" senators hinting they may have an immigration reform plan finalized by the
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April 11, 2013

Section 735/Monsanto Protection Act controversy

Environmental activists apparently want someone in Congress to blame for including the Section 735 rider in the appropriations bill. The rider gives a
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April 11, 2013

Syngenta acquires MayAgro Seed breeding programs

Syngenta and MayAgro Seed announced an agreement regarding the sale to Syngenta of MayAgro's greenhouse vegetable breeding programs covering cucumber,
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April 10, 2013

Missouri congressmen seek disaster bill

Two Missouri congressmen plan to introduce a bill to make supplemental agriculture disaster assistance available to producers because of the devastati
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April 10, 2013

More pursuing agricultural degrees

The popularity of a degree in agriculture has been growing steadily.
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April 09, 2013

Blunt defends Monsanto/GMO provision

A provision in the Ag Appropriations bill that favors Monsanto and other GMO seed-makers has caused an uproar among GMO critics.
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April 09, 2013

Rain will delay start of planting for many

This week marks the first official days farmers can begin planting corn in many spots across the upper Midwest, according to crop insurance rules. But
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April 08, 2013

Asia-Pacific trade talks could stretch well into 2014

Free-trade talks between the United States and 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region could stretch into late next year, especially if Japan joins th
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April 08, 2013

Case IH donates to Milwaukee Vincent's ag program

One of the best examples of how high school agriculture programs are changing is at Milwaukee's Harold S. Vincent High School.
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April 05, 2013

Indiana's SB 373 heads to the full House

Senate Bill 373, the bill that would make it illegal to photograph, videotape or record agricultural operations without consent passed out of the Hous
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April 05, 2013

USDA sees slightly more corn acres, slightly fewer soybeans

If USDA's prospective planting estimates hold true, U.S. farmers will plant slightly more corn and slightly fewer beans in 2013 than they did in 2012.
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April 04, 2013

AFBF pleased with approach on trade

The American Farm Bureau Federation's trade specialist says it's good to see the Obama administration strike out in new directions to increase trade f
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April 04, 2013

Crop insurance indemnity payments reach $16 billion

National Crop Insurance Services reports that as of March 25, more than $16 billion has been paid out to farmers for losses suffered in the 2012 crop
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April 03, 2013

AgSense, T-L offering precision link web-based pivot management

T-L Irrigation Co., manufacturer of hydrostatically-powered pivot and linear irrigation systems, announces the Precision Link, the latest advancement
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April 03, 2013

Understanding the "biotech rider"

On March 26, President Obama signed into law HR 933 - the Continuing Resolution that would fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.
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April 02, 2013

Deadline extended for discrimination claims

The deadline has been extended for claims by Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege past discrimination by USDA.
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April 02, 2013

How many corn acres will be planted in 2013?

What is your guess for the March 28 USDA projection for planted acreage for corn?
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

AMVAC: Counter 20G Insecticide

Protecting roots from feeding injury by sugarbeet root maggots and springtails is critical to producing strong stands and high yields.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Arysta LifeScience: Shadow Herbicide

Shadow herbicide is a proven, post-emergent herbicide that controls all the toughest annual and perennial grassy weeds in several broadleaf crops, inc
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Cheminova , Inc.: Topguard Fungicide, Koverall Fungicide, Nufos 4E Insecticide, Glyfos X-tra Herbicide

Topguard fungicide's row-crop registration has recently expanded to include sugarbeets.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Dow AgroSciences: Telone II Soil Fumigant

Applications of Telone II soil fumigant increases sugarbeet yields by reducing cyst nematodes.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Gowan Company: Eptam 7E Herbicide

Eptam 7E selective herbicide has been an invaluable tool for growers across the United States by delivering safe and effective weed control in more th
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Phillip Hayes

New USDA Data Will Affect Sugar Policy Debate

In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released three key data points that got lots of attention on Capitol Hill and weakened attempts by the
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

SipcamAdvan: Eminent 125SL Fungicide

Eminent 125SL is a triazole fungicide that provides extended disease protection against Cercospora leaf spot, Powdery Mildew and Ramularia in sugarbee
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Dr. Mohamed F. R. Khan

Strategies to Follow for Profitable Beet Production

Sugarbeet growers in North Dakota, Minnesota and most other sugarbeet producing states had a phenomenal sugarbeet crop in 2012 despite relatively low
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Syngenta: CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets

CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets insecticide/fungicide seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, is the latest in a long line of innovati
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Valent U.S.A. Corporation: NipsIt SUITE Sugarbeets System

NipsIt SUITE Sugarbeets System provides contact and super-systemic control, with unsurpassed "Inside-Out" protection against the most important sugarb
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Wilbur-Ellis Co.: Crosshair

Crosshair is a deposition and drift management agent that generates a more uniform droplet size spectrum, resulting in enhanced deposition and coverag
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Willowood USA: Ethofumesate 4SC Herbicide

Willowood Ethofumesate 4SC is a selective herbicide that provides an excellent foundation weed control option, especially when used in conjunction wit
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

BioSafe Systems: OxiDate 2.0

OxiDate 2.0 is a broad spectrum foliar bactericide/fungicide. It can be used to treat and control plant pathogens on field-grown crops and post-harves
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Allen Thayer

Farming Tradition: continues iin Wyoming

The Lofinks hit one milestone in September and look forward to reaching another one in 2014.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

FMC Corporation: Mustang Max Insecticide

Mustang Max insecticide offers growers an enhanced pyrethroid chemistry that works on contact and ingestion.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Helm Agro Inc.: Ro-Neet SB Herbicide

Helm's Ro-Neet SB Herbicide is a traditional and tested pre-emergent herbicide for use in sugarbeets.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Dr. Adrian L. Arp and Dr. Mir Seyedbadheri

Higher Sugarbeet Yields: Soil conditioning cuts soil crusting

Sugarbeet production has adopted several new practices to improve yield and quality.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

AL30 Sprinkler Outlasts Competitors

The AL30 Multi Composite Aqua Burst Sprinkler is fast becoming the new industry standard.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Hypro introduces new SprayIT mobile app

Hypro continues to make spray tip selection simple by releasing a new mobile app that takes application information and provides a customized list of
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Increase productivity with Richmond Ultimate Defoliator Unit

Advantages to using the Richmond Ultimate Defoliator Unit include increased ground speed, better flexibility in difficult defoliating conditions, decr
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Sweet! Putting Sugar on a Wound May Speed Healing

Rubbing salt in someone's wound is synonymous with needless cruelty, but sugar is apparently another matter.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

T-L Irrigation Works with Crop Metrics for Variable Rate Watering

Longtime sprinkler manufacturer T-L Irrigation Co. is offering its customers variable rate irrigation capability with a one-time license application f
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Dr. Ruby Ward

Taxes: What's Ahead and How It Will Affect You

The federal tax law has changed a lot recently. Some changes from the 2012 tax year to 2013 are shown below.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue
Dr. Barry J. Jacobsen

What's New in Sugarbeet Disease Management

Sugarbeet diseases annually reduce profitability by an estimated 10-15 percent, with losses in individual fields exceeding 50 percent or more.
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April 01, 2013| Published in the April 2013 issue

Wolf Trax Adds Magnesium DDP to Nutrient Line

Winnipeg, Manitoba-Wolf Trax has added magnesium to its innovative DDP Nutrient portfolio.
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April 01, 2013

New 1,500 ton sulphur storage tank completed

H.J. Baker's Tiger-Sul Products announced that to improve its handling and logistical position and to better serve its customers the company has compl
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April 01, 2013

Tips so that biofuel plants don't become weeds

In the United States, only species listed on state or federal noxious weed lists are regulated, and those lists are often biased toward species that a
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