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DuPont Pioneer advances next generation of corn products

DuPont Pioneer announced that it will advance its new line-up of corn offerings to stewarded on-farm trials in 2016 as newly branded, Pioneer brand Qrome products. The high-yielding corn products, previously identified on the research and development pipeline as event DP 4114, will be equipped with proven insect protection and strong agronomics to deliver maximum on-farm performance.

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K-State's leadership in wheat research recognized with $1.6M grant

Kansas State University wheat researchers are leading efforts to develop a better understanding of the wheat genome. The National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Program awarded the researchers a three-year, $1.6 million grant to fund projects and collaborations to help train new generations to answer challenging plant genomics questions.

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Oilseed markets higher on Wednesday morning

The grain markets are neutral while the oilseed markets are higher early Wednesday morning. The U.S. Dollar index is up another .12% to 98.05 as it inches back to the 12-year high it reached in March 2015. Previously, the dollar reached the 100-level in early 2003. This dollar strength is bearish for U.S. grain exports. The DJIA closed down 47 points Tuesday. FC Stone released their production estimates Tuesday, pegging corn yield at 165.0 total production at 13.291 billion bushels.

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Commentary: Time to get to work with tools for trade

Earlier this year, Farm Bureau members spoke up to urge Congress to give U.S. trade negotiators an important tool to get the job done on trade agreements: Trade Promotion Authority. Congress listened, worked across party lines and passed TPA this summer. Now it’s time for the administration to put this tool to good use. TPA legislation has unlocked the door to ambitious new trade agreements, and America’s farmers and ranchers have a major stake in what happens next.

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AGCO introduces the Solo AGCO Edition

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced the arrival of the Solo AGCO Edition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Utilizing intuitive mission planning and cloud-based, high-resolution mapping software, the UAV is easy to use and can increase farmers' efficiency.

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Herbicide wind drift likely to increase with new soybean varieties

New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review. The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. But there’s a downside.

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