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Evening Edition | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

In today’s evening edition, learn the latest about new biostimulant products, sign-ups for USDA conservation programs, and Russian plundering of grain and ag equipment in Ukraine.

Biotechnology Solutions

The  Natural Plant Protection business unit of UPL has entered into a strategic collaboration with Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Center to deliver tailored BioSolutions technologies in the United States.

The long-term agreement includes the development and delivery of BioSolutions products to promote optimal plant development, improved yields, and crop quality.


Iurii Mykhailov is an agricultural journalist in Ukraine and a contributor to Successful Farming.

In Mykhailov's latest update, he reports, “Russia has decided to increase its own grain stocks by plundering. They plan to withdraw grain from the occupied territories of Ukraine.”

Beginning in early March, Russian marauders looted John Deere harvesters (S770 and S760 with headers), John Deere tractors (6195M), as well as Väderstad Tempo seed drills.


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA is accepting more than 2 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and landowners through the Conservation Reserve Program General sign-up, the first of the program’s multiple sign-ups occurring in 2022.

CRP is a critical tool in USDA’s conservation efforts to bolster soil health, prevent erosion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore wildlife habitats, and improve air and water quality.

Producers and landowners can consider the Grassland and Continuous sign-ups, both of which are currently open.

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