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FAA awards exemptions for two more drones

Hawk Aerial, LLC and Unmanned Systems, Inc. have been granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct commercial operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on the basis of MULTIROTOR service-drone Eagle V2 and Skycrane, respectively.


Corn slips to fresh 2015 lows Monday at midday

Corn slipped to fresh 2015 lows Monday morning. Weather forecasts point to a sustained Midwest dry spell into early May, which could allow spring corn plantings to vault ahead, thereby potentially improving autumn yield prospects. Concerns about the bird flu outbreak and its impact upon feed grain demand also encouraged early-week selling, with the net effect being a corn futures drop to fresh 2015 lows. May corn futures slid 2.5 cents to $3.62/bushel late Monday morning, while December lost 4.0 to $3.8425.


New approaches to weed management: Public-private partnerships

Large scale management of weed populations is vital to decreasing propagule pressure and reducing weed seedbanks. Unfortunately, demands for improved management techniques will escalate in many areas as herbicide resistance (HR) expands.


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