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Bayer opens Weed Resistance Competence Center in Germany

Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing global problem. The official opening of Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center (WRCC) in Frankfurt on 19 November is a major step forward in tackling weed resistance, as it will develop new weed control strategies, and share knowledge within the global community of farmers, agronomists and scientists.

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NTSB announces that drones are subject to FAA rules

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision Tuesday that will surely be a disappointment to many drone enthusiasts, ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports Forbes.com contributor John Goglia.

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First sale of carbon credits from ranch grasslands completed

A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, recently purchased almost 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons generated on working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota.

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Has China’s shift really ended the commodity super-cycle?

The most recent economic "super-cycle," a decades-long trend of rising commodity prices, has been influenced by the surging growth of China since the turn of this century. Now, as China begins its shift from an export-led growth model to a model based on internal investment and consumption, the super-cycle has slowed.

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