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Pioneer’s ‘refuge in a bag’ product gets EPA OK

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WILMINGTON, Del. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted commercial registration of Optimum AcreMax 1 insect protection for Pioneer brand corn hybrids. This marks the EPA’s first approval of an in-the-bag solution for insect refuge management,

U.S. and Brazil may be inching closer to resolution in cotton dispute

Monday, April 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — The United States and the government of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a fund for technical assistance and capacity building related to the cotton sector in Brazil. Under the memorandum of understanding, the fund may also be used for activities related to international cooperation in the cotton sector in countries in […]

United Producers offering energy risk management options

Friday, April 23, 2010

COLUMBUS — United Producers Inc. announced the launch of risk management solutions on energy, a program that will allow farmers to use options to control risk on energy in smaller increments. United Producers will offer options on gasoline, diesel fuel and natural gas, and these energy options are only available to farmers. Gasoline and diesel […]

Biotech crops helpful, but take management to remain effective

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WASHINGTON — Many U.S. farmers who grow genetically modified crops are realizing substantial economic and environmental benefits — lower production costs, fewer pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields — compared with conventional crops, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, biotechnology crops resistant to the herbicide glyphosate — a […]

Michael Bailey named executive director of Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Robert Boggs, chairman of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, has named Michael D. Bailey as the executive director of the board.

Rethink rotations before switching to organic grains

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In Purdue research, a corn-soybeans-wheat/alfalfa-alfalfa rotation provided the highest first-crop profitability in transitioning to organic grain production.

Agencies commit $50 million to create climate change models, study impacts

Thursday, April 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. departments of agriculture and energy and the National Science Foundation have created a joint research program that designates nearly $50 million to develop climate system models. It is hoped the models will provide insights on climate variability and impacts on ecosystems.

Which cover crop should you plant? It depends

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More farmers are using cover crops to limit erosion from fields, control weed growth, fix nitrogen in the soil, feed livestock and produce biomass for energy. But, depending on an agricultural producer’s needs, not all cover crops are created equally, according to a crop and soil scientist in Penn State’s College […]

Seed vault stores global crop diversity insurance policy

Monday, March 29, 2010

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — Days after celebrating its second anniversary, the Svalbard “Doomsday” Global Seed Vault received thousands of new seeds that will push its collection to more than half a million unique samples, making it the most diverse assemblage of crop diversity ever amassed anywhere in the world.

DuPont Pioneer to build new research labs in Iowa

Friday, March 26, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa — DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred is expanding its presence in central Iowa with additional lab facilities focused on advanced plant genetics.

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