June 30, 2016
News

Marrone Bio Innovations and Groundwork BioAg sign agreement

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. and Groundwork BioAg, Ltd announced a collaboration to create and commercialize an all-biological comprehensive seed treatment.
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June 30, 2016
News

Monsanto, Sumitomo to partner on next generation PPO technologies

Monsanto Company and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. announced a new global agreement that will focus on developing and delivering next-generation weed control solutions to further help growers manage tough-to-control weeds.
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June 30, 2016
News

Seed company reaches settlement with Justice Department

Crookham Co., an Idaho-based seed company, reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department June 27 that resolves allegations the company discriminated against non-U.S. citizens who were authorized to work in this country.
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June 29, 2016
News

Oregon county’s GMO ban ruling appealed

A ruling striking down the ban on genetically engineered crops in Josephine County, Ore., is being appealed by supporters of the ordinance.
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June 28, 2016
News

Where are land values heading?

Land price movement has been in the forefront for farmers, landowners, lenders and land brokers for a decade now during this historic run-up in land values.
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June 27, 2016
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GMO food labeling advocates attack bipartisan Senate deal

Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling law in Vermont goes into effect.
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June 27, 2016
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Western Sugar announces plans for Torrington facility

Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) and Western Sugar Cooperative have pledged to work together to look at opportunities for the future.
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June 26, 2016
News

What anti-soda tax in Philadelphia means

Philadelphia became the first major city to attempt to control the non-alcoholic drink choices of its residents by enacting a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on soda, tea, sports and energy drinks.
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June 26, 2016
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Industry vows to fight new soda tax in Philadelphia

The soda industry says it will fight to repeal the tax on sweetened beverages voted in by the Philadelphia City Council this week.
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June 25, 2016
News

Mars Inc. Worried McDonald's Is Too Sugary

Mars Inc., which makes M&Ms, is reportedly in talks with several burger chains about pulling its candies from soft-serve treats, including the McDonald's McFlurry, Reuters reported.
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June 24, 2016
News

Beets and beer: A new combo brewing in N.J.

Buena farmer, John Formisano Sr., supplied beets for a new craft beer made by the Cape May Brewing Company.
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June 23, 2016
News

How will the loss of sugarcane impact Maui?

Maui's central valley will become a tinder box within a short time after the last field is harvested.
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June 22, 2016
News

18 teaspoons of sugar tough medicine to swallow

This image frames a 1-pound bag of sugar. For many young people measuring it creates a pretty scary picture.
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June 21, 2016
News

Appeals court hears Hawaii GMO ban arguments

The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops in three Hawaii counties was back in a federal courtroom as some agricultural giants look to protect their farms from bans against modified food.
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June 21, 2016
News

Is sugar to blame for obesity?

The data are out – obesity rates in the U.S. continue to climb ... yet again.
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June 21, 2016
News

Scuse seeks T-TIP support in Eastern Europe

The U.S. will take all the help it can get in pushing forward negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union - and that's one of the reasons USDA Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse is in Eastern E
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June 21, 2016
News

Breaking down sugarbeets from "Up North"

In this age where so many people want to know where their food comes from, one of the most common ingredients—sugar—may be a mystery to many.
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June 20, 2016
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Baenig to lead sugarbeet processors association

The U.S. Beet Sugar Association announced today that Brian Baenig will join the association as executive vice president on July 25.
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June 20, 2016
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ChemChina changes in financing Syngenta acquisition

ChemChina has revealed changes to its financing plan to purchase Syngenta AG which will lengthen the regulatory review process.
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June 18, 2016
News

Arborjet “Taking Root” Scholarship Program deadline nears

Arborjet reminds graduating high school seniors that the deadline for its annual “Taking Root” Scholarship Program is just around the corner, and all applications must be postmarked by June 30.
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June 17, 2016
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Court extends WOTUS legal battle into 2017

The legal fate of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule will rest with the next administration, after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday set a briefing schedule that pushes oral arguments on the case into 2017.
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June 17, 2016
News

Idaho researchers test new sugarbeet varieties

When it comes to commercial sugarbeet production, only the best will do.
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June 16, 2016
News

Groups plead for GMO labeling solution

Food and agriculture groups are pleading with Congress to pass a national GMO labeling standard before Vermont’s labeling law goes into effect on July 1.
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June 15, 2016
News

Consumers’ distaste for GMO beets boosts Louisiana cane sugar

It’s been a while since Louisiana cane farmer Thomas Viator felt this good about his crop and the prospects of fetching a good price when the sugar is harvested at the end of this year.
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June 15, 2016
News

Sugarbeet producers struggle with soil crusting

Spring weather can be a challenge for producers.
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June 14, 2016
News

Farm Service Agency county committee nomination period begins June 15

The USDA announced that the nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins Wednesday, June 15.
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June 14, 2016
News

Tereos will exceed sugarbeet growth target

Sugar maker Tereos expects to exceed a target to raise the volume of sugarbeet crop produced by its growers to 18 million metric tons by 2017, Thierry Lecomte, chairman of the French cooperative group, said.
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June 13, 2016
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GMO labeling discussions continue

Senate Agriculture Committee leaders say they made some progress last week on a GMO labeling compromise, but several issues remain unresolved.
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June 13, 2016
News

Shareholders to vote next month on Dow/DuPont merger

Shareholders for DuPont and Dow will vote next month on the two companies’ proposed $130 billion merger.
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June 13, 2016
News

Monsanto refuses additional offer from Bayer

Another Bayer bid to buy Monsanto has been turned down.
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June 13, 2016
News

How sweet it is

Sugar was trading close to 10 cents a pound last summer, with the world drowning in sugar, and crop prospects encouraging.
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June 12, 2016
News

Teen idols often endorse unhealthy foods and drinks

Many music celebrities popular with teens endorse foods and drinks that are high on calories and low on nutrients, a U.S. study suggests.
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June 11, 2016
News

Jamaica will not abandon sugar

Karl Samuda, Jamaica minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, says the government has no intention of abandoning the local sugar industry.
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June 10, 2016
News

Housing open for 2016 Irrigation Show

Housing has officially opened for the 2016 Irrigation Show and Education Conference, Dec. 5-9.
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June 09, 2016
News

U.S. lawmakers question whether EPA staff influenced WHO glyphosate review

Federal lawmakers are looking into how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff may have influenced findings by the World Health Organization that glyphosate probably caused cancer, according to a letter sent to the EPA on Tuesday.
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June 09, 2016
News

NDSU makes ag history with large drone test

What’s believed to be the world’s first test of its type using large unmanned aerial systems for agricultural data gathering in a public-private partnership took place at the Hillsboro (N.D.) Municipal Airport.
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June 08, 2016
News

Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules

Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become more stringent in the years ahead.
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June 08, 2016
News

Beet slice ends in Red River Valley

Sugarbeet cooperatives in the Red River Valley have finished their whole-beet slice campaign.
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June 08, 2016
News

Sugar prices continue rally

Sugar prices continue to soar as forecasts for a market deficit continue to deepen amid changing market fundamentals.
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June 08, 2016
News

Weather forces some beet growers to replant

A 3-inch rain storm in the area during the early part of May wasn’t the best thing for some eastern Montana sugarbeet growers.
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June 08, 2016
News, Video

Beck’s Why I Farm movement hits the road

When Natalina Sents moved the gold tassel on her graduation cap to become an Iowa State University graduate, she wasn’t headed for a full-time job.
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June 08, 2016
News

Note to Trump: Why the California drought is real

When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Fresno on May 27, he declared to a crowd of several thousand people that California does not have a drought.
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June 07, 2016
News

Bayer expands financing group for Monsanto bid

German drugs and crop chemicals group Bayer AG, which has made a $62 billion bid for U.S. seeds company Monsanto Company, has added more banks to its acquisition financing package, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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June 07, 2016
News

Owyhee Irrigation District growers will get full allotment

For the first time since a lingering drought began to grip this area four years ago, Owyhee Irrigation District patrons will receive a full allotment of irrigation water this year.
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June 07, 2016
News

University of Idaho ag dean "fully committed" to Parma station

Since being slated for closure in 2009 and on its last breaths, the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center has made a comeback and is now targeted for a revival.
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June 04, 2016
News

TKI Crop Vitality opens research farm in California

The Crop Vitality division of Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. opened a research, development and innovation farm in Dinuba, Calif.
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June 03, 2016
News

Most dangerous summer jobs for American teens

As millions of American teenagers begin summer jobs this month, a national child labor watchdog group is issuing a warning to avoid this year’s most dangerous seasonal work.
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June 03, 2016
News

GMO ban headed to voters in Sonoma County

Voters in Sonoma County, Calif., will decide this November whether or not to ban the planting of GMO crops and seeds in unincorporated areas of the county.
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June 02, 2016
News

Celebrating 30 years of the Conservation Reserve Program

For the last 30 years the Conservation Reserve Program has been helping growers improve soil and water quality.
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June 01, 2016
News

Betaseed announces scholarship winner

Betaseed Inc. announces the 2016 Scholarship Winner in the Western Sugar South area.
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June 01, 2016
Video

Neil Young faces off against GMO corn

Neil Young made a guest appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
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June 01, 2016
News

Supreme Court unanimously backs landowners in Clean Water Act case

Landowners can challenge a federal government determination that their property is subject to Clean Water Act restrictions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday.
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June 01, 2016
News

USDA unveils new improvement to streamline crop reporting

U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and participating insurance providers approved by the Risk Management Agency (RMA) now can provide the common information fro
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