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Spray volume is critical for postemergence herbicides

Proper herbicide application is critical to ensure products achieve their full potential for weed control. For postemergence herbicides, this includes application to appropriately sized weeds and equipping the sprayer to achieve uniform coverage of target weeds.

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Thai government's $7 bln efforts to help rural economy fall flat

Billions of dollars in government spending aimed at revitalizing Thailand's ailing rural economy have failed to reach farmers hit by weak commodity prices and drought, fueling disaffection with the military government ahead of elections expected next year.

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Everest’s crop insurance operation announces strategic alliance

Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced a strategic alliance between its U.S. crop insurance unit, Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc., and Global Ag Risk Solutions (GARS). This new and exclusive partnership will deliver GARS Production Cost Insurance to farms across the U.S. through Heartland agents.

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K-State University researchers staying ahead of wheat blast disease

In the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Kansas State University $6.5 million to keep a wheat fungus that has had a devastating impact on wheat production in South America out of the United States. So far, mission accomplished.

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USDA announces $58.25 million to protect ag and plants from pests

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has allocated $58.25 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This money will support 434 projects that prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment and ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States.

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Calif. Prop 65 glyphosate listing is actually a national concern

Monsanto says California’s Prop 65 needs to get its facts straight in a recent complaint filed against the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. The state recently listed glyphosate (Roundup) as a known carcinogen to its Proposition 65 list based on a controversial report from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015.

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AgriGold will offer soybeans for first time in 2017

“We know corn," AgriGold says in its tagline. But it looks like the corn specialists at AgriGold will soon be adding "and beans" to that statement. AgriGold is adding soybeans to its 2017 lineup.

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