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Crop Roundup: EPA Proposes New Requirements for Bt Corn By: 01/30/2015 @ 4:00pm

EPA proposes new requirements for Bt cornNew framework could change the way farmers use Bt corn. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on…

Business Group: Ag Faces Climate Risk By: 01/23/2015 @ 6:42pm

A group of bipartisan business and government leaders released a report Friday that looks at the economic effects…

Shifting El Niño Trend Foreshadows Early Spring -- Forecasters By: 01/21/2015 @ 3:35pm

The weather world's been talking for months about the prospect of the southern oscillation index tilting from La…

USDA Approves Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System By: 01/16/2015 @ 9:23am

USDA has given approval to Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies – Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. USDA indicated that its decision will be published in the…

Syngenta Announces Release of Fungicide Targeting SDS By: 01/13/2015 @ 11:22am

Today Syngenta announced the addition of Mertect 340-F fungicide to its portfolio. When Clariva Complete Beans and Mertect 340-F fungicide are combined, there's potential for reduced damage from soybean…

Crude Oil Pushes Grains Lower Despite Largely Neutral USDA Data By: 01/12/2015 @ 11:19am

A sinking crude oil market is just too much for the grain bulls to handle right now. Corn and soybean prices moved lower Monday morning after USDA released quarterly grain stocks, monthly world agricultural…

Think 'Systems' on your Farm -- Expert By: 12/30/2014 @ 12:13pm

Dwayne Beck is not one to mince words. So when the head of Dakota Lakes Research Farm spoke to farmers at meetings near Bladen, Nebraska and Pierre, South Dakota last month, he was blunt about how farming in…

No-till on the Plains sets Winter Conference By: 12/30/2014 @ 11:21am

The annual Winter Conference of No-till on the Plains is set for Jan. 27-28 in Salina, Kansas. The 2015 theme is "Unlocking the Potential on Your Farm," and is intended to help farmers with basic concepts and…

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