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Two new mechanisms for herbicide resistance found in palmer amaranth

Palmer amaranth is a nightmare of a weed, causing yield losses up to 80 percent in severely infested soybean fields. It scoffs at farmers’ attempts ...
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Strong Cotton Getting Stronger: Deltapine NPE Program Kicks off 10th Year

As the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program kicks off its 10th season this spring with nearly 200 growers evaluating pre-commercial variety ...
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Cargill generates Twitter ‘storm’ over non-GMO outreach

Savvy Cargill observers have watched the historically press-sensitive private company steadily gain a more public and media-friendly presence in recen...
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USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts

Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced that a contract renewal sign-up is underway for theConservation Stewardship Progr...
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Dekalb, Asgrow, and Deltapine Brands Celebrate “National Agronomy Week” April 3-7

From planting decisions to monitoring crop performance throughout the growing season, farmers depend heavily on their agronomic support team to help m...
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Trump’s new team sending ag-friendly messages

The recent nomination hearing for Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for Agriculture Secretary, was a relative “love fest” with the Senate ...
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BASF cuts ribbon on $270 million expansion at Beaumont facility

BASF announces the completion of its Beaumont, Texas, facility expansion, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S. for the agriculture indu...
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Arkansas Congressional Delegation Urges Secretary Perry to Review Clean Line Project

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-01), French Hill (AR-02), Steve Womack (AR-03) and ...
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Can we develop a new farm bill without regional divisions?

Philosopher George Santayana once said that, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Even though the last farm bill was s...
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President Trump Repeals Waters of the U.S. Rule Pork Producers Applaud

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds an executive order issued today by President Trump that begins the process of rescinding or rewrit...