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Wilbur-Ellis opens new dry fertilizer storage and blending facility

Wilbur-Ellis Company, a user and supplier of precision agriculture technology and a large-scale marketer and distributor of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, has constructed and opened a 22,000 ton dry fertilizer storage and blending facility in Moses Lake, Washington, a multi-million dollar record investment for the company to serve the agricultural community.


NASDA joins ag groups pushing for OSHA policy withdrawal

NASDA joined the Fertilizer Institute, Agricultural Retailers Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and National Grain and Feed Association urging OSHA to withdraw a recent memorandum that would dramatically affect anhydrous ammonia dealers.


Think Europe's halting GMOs? It could be heading for more

The large number of European countries opposing GMO cultivation may have given the impression the bloc is putting a brake on GMOs but with new crops queuing for approval and key countries leaving the door open, output is more likely to grow than wane.


Monsanto slashing 2,600 jobs, buying back shares as sales fall

Monsanto Co. said that it was slashing 2,600 jobs and restructuring operations to cut costs in a slumping commodity market. The company, which said it expected low prices for agricultural products to squeeze results well into 2016, also reported a much wider quarterly loss and gave an outlook below many analysts' expectations.


Mosaic doing a mystery series podcast

Ag retailer agronomists and crop consultants might want to listen to Mosaic Company’s “episodic podcast drama,” which the company is promoting to help farmers with “examining the intricacies of high-yield agronomy.” It is an educational effort directed mainly at farmers but something ag professionals might want to be aware of in case the podcasts raise questions from growers.


Look at past El Niño effect on winter and summer

El Niño is here to stay... at least through the winter season, explained Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension climate field specialist.


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