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ASA calls for assurances on grain inspection in reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

In response to several high-profile work stoppages that disrupted the flow of grain through the supply chain, American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Bill Gordon testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today in Washington, calling on the committee to help ensure that grain inspections under the Grain Standards Act remain both mandatory and continuous, even in the event of a work stoppage due to strike or lockout.


Scientists have created new variety of low-allergenic soybean

A decade-long effort by University of Arizona scientists Monica Schmidt and Eliot Herman and University of Illinois scientist Theodore Hymowitz has yielded a new soybean with significantly reduced levels of three key proteins responsible for both its allergenic and anti-nutritional effects. The work is described in a paper published online in the journal Plant Breeding.


Slowing the further development of pesticide resistance

Resistance management is a recurrent topic in many Extension publications and programs. Although resistance is certainly not new to agriculture, we tend to think about it only after a significant "resistance" outbreak. This is unfortunate because in so many cases resistance can be avoided, or at least slowed.


Topcon’s GNSS network expands to Latin America

Topcon Positioning Group announceD the expansion of the TopNETlive GNSS reference station network into Latin America. In conjunction with hosting partners, new service will be provided in Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama.


Uralkali reaches agreement on potash shipments to India in 2015

Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, announces that Uralkali Trading S.A. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uralkali) has concluded a contract with Indian Potash Limited (IPL), the major Indian fertilizer importer, for potash deliveries between May 2015 and March 2016.


Evolva and Valent BioSciences to co-develop agricultural bioactives

Evolva and Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Company, have signed an exclusive agreement to co-develop and commercialise a class of high-value active ingredients for use as next-generation agricultural bioactives.


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