Bunge North America announced today it has agreed to settle a complaint with the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency concerning emissions at 12 U.S. soybean processing plants and corn mills.
Over the weekend, Kentucky reported three and Missouri reported two new counties with Asian soybean rust. The U.S. total rose to 179 rust-positive counties and parishes in 15 states, according to www.stopsoybeanrust.com.
Indiana officials just announced the state's first soybean rust ever, while Tennessee made the list today with three counties, first rust there since 2004. There are now 13 U.S. states infected with soybean rust in 147 counties and parishes.
Spurred by increasing irrigation use and a statewide drought now in its seventh year, parts of Nebraska are experiencing groundwater declines of more than 30 feet, according to annual monitoring by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).