August 31, 2015
News

U.S. farm income to fall to lowest level in 9 years

U.S. farm incomes will decline 36 percent this year to the lowest level in nine years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected Aug. 25, reflecting a continued slump in crop prices and recent weakness in the dairy and hog markets.
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August 31, 2015
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New Kuhn Krause Landsaver 4810 Coulter Chisel

The new Landsaver 4810 Coulter Chisel provides you with the superior primary tillage performance you expect from Kuhn Krause equipment.
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August 31, 2015
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U.S. regulator sued for withholding information on GMO crops

A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.
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August 30, 2015
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Comment period now open for EPA’s certification and training proposal

The 90-day public comment period has started for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for pesticide applicators who apply restricted use pesticides.
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August 29, 2015
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United Suppliers to merge with Land O'Lakes’ crop inputs business

The owners of United Suppliers, Inc. and members of Land O'Lakes, Inc. have overwhelmingly approved the merger of United Suppliers with Land O'Lakes' crop inputs business.
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August 28, 2015
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Farm Bureau on Clean Water Rule: follow the law

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) will continue to fight the federal Clean Water Rule, known as Waters of the U.S., but Congressional Relations Director Don Parrish says for now, the organization’s focus is changing.
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August 28, 2015
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Obama administration to implement Clean Water Rule in most states despite court ruling

The Obama administration will implement the Clean Water Rule as scheduled Friday everywhere but in the 13 states that won an injunction against it today, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement issued moments ago.
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August 28, 2015
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Judge blocks EPA’s "waters" rule from taking effect Friday

States opposed to a new clean water rule expanding federal jurisdiction over state waters claimed a temporary victory Thursday when a federal judge blocked the rule from taking effect Friday.
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August 28, 2015
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The next generation of agriculture, women

A network for women in agriculture is empowering females in a male dominated industry to lead.
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August 27, 2015
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USDA lowers farm income forecast

After several years of good profits, the agriculture sector is facing a much different outlook.
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August 27, 2015
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Monsanto abandons Syngenta takeover bid

Monsanto announced Wednesday it is dropping its bid to acquire Syngenta after Syngenta rebuffed Monsanto’s latest offer.
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August 27, 2015
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Four reasons why you shouldn't quit sugar

While participating in a "sugar detox" might be trendy right now, in a recent Huffington Post column, nutritionist Abby Langer offers four common-sense reasons why quitting sugar just doesn't make sense.
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August 26, 2015
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Berkeley’s soda tax fail: Consumers paying less than half what was expected

Berkeley’s pioneering soda tax is failing to hit consumers as much as public health advocates had hoped, with stores only passing on 22 percent of the tax to customers.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Agren Introduces New SoilCalculator

Agren Inc., a leading provider of sustainability technology to agriculture, released a new version of its SoilCalculator application to estimate erosion and its associated economic cost.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Agri-Inject Offers Cost Savings

With commodity prices at levels that haven’t been seen for a number of years, growers nationwide are looking for ways to cut costs and increase yields.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

AgSense Releases Software Update

AgSense, the industry leader in remote-managed irrigation controls, announced a software update to growers using its Field Commander hardware to monitor and control their linear/lateral irrigation units.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Amalgamated Changes Leadership: John McCreedy named new CEO

The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC, based in Boise, Idaho, named John McCreedy, an 11-year veteran of the company, as new president and CEO on May 7.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue
Jack Roney

Congress Sets Sights on Foreign Subsidies

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing June 3 to examine the rapid increase of foreign agricultural subsidies.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Dosatron Introduces Nutrient Delivery System Kits

Based on grower demand for a do-it-yourself system, Chris Lundgren, Dosatron national sales manager, said Dosatron International Inc. developed a multi-nutrient delivery system that is customizable for each grower’s needs.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Mahindra USA Updates 2500 Series Line

Mahindra USA introduced the significantly upgraded 2500 series tractors this spring featuring Mahindra’s exclusive mCRD technology, a uniquely designed Tier IV solution.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Michigan Students Get Scholarships

Betaseed Inc. announces the 2015 scholarship winners in the Michigan Sugar growing area.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Salford Group Acquires Valmar Airflo

Salford Group, manufacturers of tillage, seeding, and fertilizer application equipment, has acquired Valmar Airflo Inc., a leading manufacturer of seeding and granular application equipment for the agricultural industry.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Valley Irrigation Launches New Mobile Website

As smartphones become more integral in farm management and increasingly prevalent among growers, it’s essential for agriculture companies to provide useful mobile tools.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Western Sugar Phasing Out Wyoming Factory: More than 270 overall jobs will be lost

The Western Sugar factory in Torrington, Wyo., is shifting its packaging operations over to Fort Morgan, Colo., and Scottsbluff, Neb.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue
Allen Thayer

Wettest May Shapes Season: Nebraska grower embraces change

Rainfall fell on Nebraska nearly every day in May.
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August 25, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue

Betaseed Awards Scholarships

Idaho FFA Scholarship winners Jentrie Stastny and Bret Kindall received checks totaling $2,500 from Betaseed Inc. on April 10.
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August 25, 2015
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NFU opposition to TPP hinges on currency manipulation

National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson wants the Obama Administration to include language against currency manipulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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August 25, 2015
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Bio-on, Cristal Union to produce PHA from beet coprodcuts

An agreement signed by Bio-on and Cristal Union will see France’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from sugarbeet coproducts.
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August 24, 2015
News

Federal water rule takes effect Friday

The Clean Water Rule, formerly called “Waters of the U.S.," is scheduled to take effect this Friday.
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August 24, 2015
News

Congress should end sugar program that hurts consumers

For more than 75 years, Congress has maintained a program that benefits a small, special interest group over American taxpayers, and has consistently failed to reform its outdated policies in order to reduce wasteful spending.
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August 23, 2015
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Evidence supports artificial sweeteners over sugar

In the last few years, I’ve witnessed a continuing battle among my friends about which is worse for you: artificial sweeteners or sugar.
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August 22, 2015
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EU sugar prices drop by 50%

Though the European Union (EU) has been a lucrative market for Swazi sugar, the price received by the local industry has dropped by about 50 percent in a space of two years.
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August 21, 2015
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ASA chair takes on sugar policy critics in new video

Luther Markwart, executive vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, was elected chairman of the American Sugar Alliance on Aug. 3. And he wasted little time in jumping to the defense of all U.S. sugar producers.
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August 21, 2015
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ISO projects supply deficits on the global sugar market

The raw sugar price has remained stable at 10.6 U.S. cents per pound in recent days, which is not far off the seven-year low it hit recently.
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August 21, 2015
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Sugar prices set to stay low

Sugar consumption is set to exceed supply for the first time in six years in 2016, but a lengthy period of overproduction has built up a glut of 83 million metric tons that could keep prices low for years.
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August 21, 2015
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Scientists have figured out how to make sugar into narcotics

Yeast: it’s a pretty amazing thing. We may not spend much time thinking about it, but the weird living organism—which is the basis of no less than bread, beer, and wine—is truly a wonder.
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August 20, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue
Luther Markwart | Executive Vice President

Sugar Braces to Defend Farm Bill

Relentless attacks on U.S. sugar policy continue as we move through the agriculture appropriations process for fiscal year 2016.
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August 20, 2015| Published in the August 2015 issue
Allen Thayer

UI Research Tour Helps Growers

Newest research for improving sugarbeet management was on display June 23 at the University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tour in Kimberly, Idaho.
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August 20, 2015
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UK company stops buying Fiji's fairtrade sugar

The UK based sugar buyer Tate & Lyle says it is no longer buying fairtrade sugar from Fiji because of a dramatic fall in sales of the brand.
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August 19, 2015

Syngenta introduces Seedcare Application and Resource Center

Syngenta announced the Seedcare Application and Resource Center, a collaborative new website designed exclusively for Syngenta Seedcare customers to quickly and conveniently access Seedcare information and services.
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August 19, 2015
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Nestle seeking damages from Suedzucker

Nestle is seeking damages from German sugar supplier Suedzucker, who formed part of a group found guilty last year of collusion to fix the price of sugar.
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August 18, 2015
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Continuing to fight EPA’s Clean Water Rule

Waters of the U.S. now referred to as the Clean Water Rule by EPA continues to be one of the biggest concerns for America’s farmers.
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August 18, 2015
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Russian sugarbeet processing starts, 14 factories operating

Sugarbeet processing has been slowly starting up in Russia in the southern regions of Krasnodar and Stavropol, with 14 factories operating by Monday, the Russian Sugar Producers Union said on its website.
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August 18, 2015
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Sugarbeet pre-pile begins for Minn. growers

Some Minn.-area sugarbeet growers are got an early start to the harvest Monday.
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August 18, 2015
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East Grand Forks street closure coming to an end

Construction is set to wrap up this week on a stretch of Fourth Street Northwest in East Grand Forks, which has been closed for the past few weeks as crews replace a water main.
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August 18, 2015
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Sugarcane aphids reach Texas Panhandle

It’s official, the sugarcane aphid has been found in the Texas Panhandle this year, but how widespread it is remains uncertain at this time, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
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August 18, 2015
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Growing number believe school meals good or excellent

A survey indicates that 86 percent of people support the current nutrition standards in school meals.
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August 17, 2015
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Ethanol plant essential to Michigan’s Thumb

The general manager of POET’s Michigan based ethanol plant says the Caro facility has offset the demise of the automotive industry.
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August 17, 2015
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Kansas City Fed ag survey shows farm income lower for ninth straight time

A quarterly survey of more than 200 bankers from Nebraska to New Mexico shows farmer incomes have moved lower for nine consecutive reports.
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August 17, 2015
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Stinkbugs stir up trouble in soybean fields

As the growing season progresses and stinkbugs continue to increase their impact on soybeans, Syngenta encourages growers to remain diligent in their scouting efforts.
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August 17, 2015
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Owyhee Project Oregon irrigators nearly out of water

Farmers who get their irrigation water from the Owyhee Project in Eastern Oregon are almost out of water, nearly two months earlier than normal.
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August 16, 2015
News

Latest innovation from Teagle the Bale Processor specialists

Teagle Machinery’s focus on specialist bedding and feeding solutions has resulted in its latest innovation; a hydraulically driven bale processor that attaches to a Wheeled Loader or Telehandler.
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August 15, 2015
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U.S. farm expenditures increase

The USDA reports U.S. farmers spent $397.6 billion on agricultural production in 2014.
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August 14, 2015
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California drought conservation creating hidden costs

Farmers are doing what they can to cut back on water use during California’s drought, but it can come at a steep price.
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August 14, 2015
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USDA invests $63M to support 264 energy projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
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August 13, 2015
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Talk of record sugarbeet crop in Minnesota

A sugarbeet grower in southwest Minnesota says there’s talk of record yields.
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August 13, 2015
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Crop returns are highest when growers and neighbors manage glyphosate resistance

Glyphosate, also known by the trade name Roundup, is the most widely used herbicide in the United States.
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August 12, 2015
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Syngenta breaks ground on $20M expansion of its North America Seedcare Institute

The Syngenta North America Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn., one of the premier seed treatment research facilities in the world, is beginning a $20 million expansion.
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August 12, 2015
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BASF lines up financing for potential Syngenta takeover

German chemicals group BASF has lined up a loan package from large multinational banks for a potential takeover offer for Syngenta, the Swiss crop chemicals maker, but will bide its time, several people familiar with the matter said.
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August 11, 2015
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13 states want judge to block new federal water rule

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.
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August 11, 2015
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Visit Kinze Manufacturing at Farm Progress Show

The three-day Farm Progress Show is being organized by Farm Progress Companies Inc. and will be held at Decatur Exhibit Field in Decatur, Ill.
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August 11, 2015
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Louisiana sugar interests want to preserve farm bill

Jim Simon of the American Sugar Cane League said that preservation of the 2014 Farm Bill as passed by Congress is critical to maintain agriculture’s standing in the United States’ economy.
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August 11, 2015
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BioSafe Systems announces summer giveaway

BioSafe Systems is excited to announce a new giveaway program that runs through the end of September.
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August 11, 2015
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Minnesota Farm Bureau president says sanctity of label must be protected

The president of Minnesota Farm Bureau says the sanctity of food labels must be protected.
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August 11, 2015
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Where the population growth matters

New figures show the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050.
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August 10, 2015
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Survey shows farmers and food are favored

A national survey shows Americans favor farmers and food during times of drought.
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August 10, 2015
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Fed report hints of "growing risk"

There are signs of “growing risk” in the farm sector because of surging demand for farm operating loans.
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August 10, 2015
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Syngenta to break ground on expansion of Seedcare Institute in Minnesota

Syngenta will host local and state government officials, as well as agricultural leaders, at a groundbreaking for an expansion of its Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn., at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
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August 10, 2015
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Minnesota Congressman uses fencepost analogy to make point about WOTUS

A Minnesota Congressman used the example of digging a fence post to get his point across about EPA’s new Clean Water Rule.
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August 10, 2015
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Peterson says best way to stop WOTUS is with lawsuits

The ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee says the solution to stopping the Clean Water Rule, formerly Waters of the U.S., is with a lawsuit.
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August 10, 2015

Kerry confident in TPP completion by year’s end

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has weighed in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, expressing confidence that the trade pact will be completed by the end of the year.
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August 10, 2015
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Educating consumers about California’s drought

The Agricultural Council of California has launched a new campaign to counter the blame farmers are receiving during the state’s unrelenting drought.
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August 09, 2015

EPA seeks stronger restricted-use pesticide applicator standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing stronger standards for applicators of restricted-use pesticides.
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August 08, 2015
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Anti-GMO activism threatens Big Horn Basin sugar beet production

Big Horn Basin farmers rely on genetically modified crops to make sugar beet farming more profitable and easier to do. But the region’s seeds come from Oregon, where efforts are ongoing to ban genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
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August 07, 2015
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LemnaTec using phenotyping technology to “beet” sugar plant diseases

Global plant phenotyping specialist LemnaTec has established an automated process to identify disease in sugarbeet leaves which it believes will significantly improve the yield of the crops worldwide.
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August 06, 2015
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As patents expire, farmers plant generic GMOs

Billy Maddox planted 100 acres of Roundup Ready soybeans this year. The big news is he didn’t pay Monsanto a dime.
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August 06, 2015
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EFSA to assess glyphosate report by the IARC

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess the findings of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which concludes that the herbicide glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.
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August 06, 2015
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Idaho judge rules “Ag-Gag” law unconstitutional

The U.S. District Court of Idaho has ruled the state’s “Ag-Gag” law is unconstitutional.
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August 06, 2015
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USTR says COOL losses overstated

The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office says Canada and Mexico have overstated their country-of-origin labeling (COOL) losses by billions of dollars.
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August 06, 2015
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Three European Coca-Cola bottlers to merge

Three European bottlers of Coca-Cola (KO.N) drinks have agreed to merge in what will be one of the continent's largest consumer products deals ever, as they hope greater scale and cost cutting will help revitalize sluggish soft drink sales.
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August 06, 2015

EPA registers BASF’s Obvius fungicide seed treatment

Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola.
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August 06, 2015
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Arch Coal subsidiaries to reduce pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Arch Coal Inc., one of the nation’s largest coal companies, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. have agreed to conduct comprehe
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August 06, 2015
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Sidney Sugars reports 28.3-ton beet crop on way

Weather seemed to be on the minds of producers as they rode in wagons to see the crop trials and the latest research under way at Montana State University’s Eastern Ag Research Center.
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August 05, 2015
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SPRI announces conference

Sugar Processing Research Institute has announced that its conference will be held Feb. 21-24 at the Marriott Hotel in Walnut Creek, Calif.
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August 04, 2015
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China likely to overtake Indonesia as top raw sugar importer

China is likely to overtake Indonesia to become the world's top raw sugar importer in 2015/16, due to buoyant Chinese demand, Paulo Roberto Souza, president of Brazilian supplier Copersucar, said.
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August 03, 2015

"Sugar detox" to lose weight misleads consumers

With summer in full swing, some are encouraging "sugar detox" as a means to better fit into those swimsuits.
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August 02, 2015

Florida, Texas, Hawaii sugar growers hire more lobbyists

The Florida Sugar Cane League, the Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers and the Hawaii Sugar Farmers have hired two new firms to lobby for them, Ryan Weston, the Washington executive vice president of all three groups told The Hagstrom Report.
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August 01, 2015
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U nutritionist: Keep dietary guidance evidence-based

If you follow the mass-media coverage of nutrition science, it seems that dietary recommendations can change almost on a whim.
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