The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess the findings of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which concludes that the herbicide glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.
ERS analyses evaluated the long-term financial returns to growers who adopt weed control practices that aim to slow resistance to glyphosate, and compared those returns when neighboring farmers also manage to slow resistance.
Now that our industry has stepped up to meet the new demand, there is another fundamental shift underway as the markets adjust to increasing worldwide supply of grain that is pressuring prices. This change has been good for livestock producers who are now mostly profitable due in part to falling feed costs. Production agriculture, on the other hand, is now adjusting to thin or even no margin of profit.
Thursday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the deeply controversial Waters of the United States rule.
Variety in business is generally good, but when it comes to profit and revenue, an entrepreneur’s expectations should be fairly singular – go big. That’s according to business development expert Cameron Herold, who drove 1-800-GOT-JUNK’s growth from $2 million to $106 million in a handful of years. Otherwise, he says, you’re probably selling yourself short.
Funded partially by a grant from the USDA in collaboration with N.C. State’s Dominic Reisig and other colleagues, as well as a five-year Hatch project (SC01700519) titled “Ecology and Management of Arthropods in Corn,” Reay-Jones is conducting ongoing research involving genetically modified corn containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins.
Aligned Ag Distributors LLC announced the addition of four new customer/owners to Franklin Holding Company LLC. They are: The Lyman Group, Inc. of Woodland, Calif.; Willard Agri Service, Inc. of Frederick, Md.; Colusa Country Farm Supply, Inc., of Williams, Calif.; and Centennial Ag Supply, Co. of Kersey, Colo.
A collaborative project between Syngenta and Rothamsted Research has shown that genetically altering the amounts of a naturally occurring sugar can substantially improve the yield of drought affected corn. The research is published in the journal of Nature Biotechnology.
The agriculture industry is poised to leverage advanced data-driven, connected technology and sharing models to drive new innovation that will promote reinvestment in our rural communities, FarmLink’s CEO Ron LeMay said at The White House Second Annual Rural Opportunity Investment Conference.