December 31, 2013

The U.S. sugar industry: Names to know

The Fanjuls: This Palm Beach, Fla.-based family controls the world's largest sugar refining operation.
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December 30, 2013

2013 Michigan sugarbeet variety trial results

Sugarbeet variety selection is no easy task when it comes to selecting varieties that are a good match for individual field conditions.
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December 29, 2013

Sugarbeet genome sequenced and analyzed

A new study, published in Nature, describes the sugarbeet reference genome sequence generated by researchers both from the Centre for Genomic Regulati
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December 28, 2013

Effort seeks to raise next generation of farmers

Jonny Steiger got a chance a few years ago to learn about farming firsthand and decide if it was the life for him through an Oregon program designed t
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December 27, 2013

Evidence to back GMO claims still missing

MELBA, Idaho-It's been almost three years since retired Purdue University professor Don Huber sent an alarming letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil
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December 26, 2013

Idaho experts predict flat 2014 input costs

Experts who track Idaho farming inputs are optimistic that agricultural expenses will hold relatively flat in 2014, largely due to reduced demand caus
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December 25, 2013

Far West conference set Jan. 6-8 in Twin Falls

Far West Agribusiness Association has set its 2014 January Winter Conference for Jan. 6 through 8 at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idah
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December 25, 2013

Organics, sustainability focus of California conference

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.-Registration is being taken for one of the West's largest conferences for organic and environmentally conscious producers, which
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December 25, 2013

Sugarbeet price outlook weak in near term

BURLEY, Idaho-Idaho's sugarbeet growers suffered a tough year in 2013, with the price for their crop falling 21 percent to $40 a ton-the lowest since
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December 24, 2013

Amalgamated may irrigate cropland with its wastewater

NAMPA, Idaho-Amalgamated Sugar Co. may use much of the nutrient-rich wastewater from refining sugar at its Nampa plant to irrigate crops rather than c
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December 24, 2013

Ecotrust receives USDA farm to school grant

PORTLAND, Ore.-The Portland-based nonprofit Ecotrust has received a two-year USDA grant for $99,507 to develop an online tracking system for Oregon's
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December 23, 2013

UI ag college seeks $1.5 million more from Legislature

BOISE-The University of Idaho's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will seek an additional $1.5 million in ongoing state money when the 2014 le
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December 22, 2013

GMO label initiative summary gets green light

Oregon proponents of labeling food made with genetically engineered ingredients have been cleared to begin gathering signatures to get a proposed init
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December 21, 2013

Drone experts see booming ag market

MCMINNVILLE, Ore.-Young Kim is a former U.S. Air Force pilot and familiar with the "outcome oriented" use of drone aircraft by the military. Get them
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December 20, 2013

Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP)-Hundreds of student pilots across the nation are preparing for jobs that don't exist yet in aviation's newest, most promising f
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December 19, 2013

Conservation program rewards growers for current practices

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho-Kevin Koester hasn't had to change much on his farm to make a significant income from the Natural Resource Conservation Servic
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December 18, 2013

Pump fire sparks worry over irrigation water supply

Columbia Basin farmers are worried there may not be adequate water supplies for irrigation in the spring because of a fire at a pumping facility, but
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December 18, 2013

Simplot, University of Idaho discuss renewing Parma pact

PARMA, Idaho-A $1.5 million agreement between University of Idaho's Parma research station and J.R. Simplot Co. is heading into its fifth and final ye
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December 17, 2013

Idaho ag to post record receipts for third straight year

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho-Idaho agriculture will earn record cash receipts for a third consecutive year, and for the fourth time in the past six years, accor
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December 17, 2013

Weed expert shares story of glyphosate resistance

Having witnessed the pains glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds have caused his state's growers, University of Tennessee weed scientist Tom Mueller ad
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December 16, 2013

2013 farm income still highest since 1973, but...

The USDA forecast 2013 net farm income to be highest since 1973, but debt is also forecast to increase.
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December 15, 2013

Deere launches MyJohnDeere Platform for developers

In order to provide more value to agricultural producers, John Deere is collaborating with other businesses to deliver new applications and services t
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December 14, 2013

Researchers seek solution to weed resistance to herbicides

University of Wyoming researchers will use kochia in a five-year study to help find a solution to weed resistance to herbicides.
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December 13, 2013

Environmental factors affecting glyphosate performance

Environmental conditions influence the activity and weed control achieved with any herbicide.
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December 12, 2013

Study blaming rat tumors on Roundup and GM corn retracted

The company that published the article "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize," by Gilles Eric S
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December 11, 2013

Efficient Fertilizer Use Guide now available

The Mosaic Company has added to its growing arsenal of crop nutrition resources for farmers and retailers looking for more information to increase yie
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December 10, 2013

CHS introduces new starter fertilizers

CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business, announced it is introducing two new liquid starter fertil
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December 09, 2013

Forfieted Idaho beet sugar used for ethanol

BURLEY, Idaho-Pacific Ethanol plants in Burley, Boardman, Ore., and Stockton, Calif., have started making ethanol for the first time utilizing beet-de
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December 08, 2013

Sen. Brown shares farm bill optimism

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a member of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee, shared with members of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on Th
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December 07, 2013

Beet farmers sobered by projected payments

FARGO, N.D.-With the sugarbeet payments headed south for the 2013 crop and potentially the next two crops, shareholders and joint venture partners are
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December 06, 2013

2013 Sugarbeet harvest sets new tonnage record

Sugarbeet harvest 2013 is complete in western Nebraska, and it was a record breaking year for Western Sugar Cooperative.
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December 05, 2013

Sugar still struggling: This year's record-high beet yields in Weld County won't bring record incomes

Record-high sugarbeet yields this year in Colorado don't mean record-high profits for growers after sugar prices fell sharply during the past year ami
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December 04, 2013

Deere expands share buyback program by $8 billion

Deere & Co. said Wednesday that its board of directors approved an increase to the company's share buyback program. It also declared a quarterly divid
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December 02, 2013

"% less sugar" claim continues to confuse consumers

WASHINGTON-Divided by a decade yet the results are the same: American consumers remain confused by "% less Sugar" claims on product packages.
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December 01, 2013

Farmers find sugar not as sweet

CROSWELL, Mich.-With revenue from sugar down from previous years, the harvest hasn't been sweet to sugarbeet farmers this growing season.
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December 01, 2013

Know your sweetener

There are currently five artificial sweeteners approved for use in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They may all have different nam
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