The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it’s ditching a 2008 proposal that would have updated GMO regulations. The U.S.’s patchwork approach to regulating GMOs has left many holes: the absence of mandatory GMO labeling and post-market monitoring, according to the Organic Seed Alliance.
Researchers have discovered a network of viruses, which were previously associated with managed honeybees, may now pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to a new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
his summer, USB will join the American Soybean Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council in leading the global oilseed industry during the 18th International Oilseed Producers Dialogue (IOPD), to be held here in the United States for the first time since 2006.
The National Corn Growers Association named Mike Shuter from Frankton, Ind., as this year’s honoree for the NCGA’s Good Steward Recognition Program during last week’s 2015 Commodity Classic convention and trade show. The award recognizes one U.S. farmer annually who is demonstrating leadership in sustainable corn production.
Financial market action apparently depressed the ag markets Wednesday. News that Argentine farmers are planning a three-day selling strike to protest government policies might have supported U.S. grain and soy markets overnight, since that might shift buyer interest back to the U.S. However, the crop markets suffered general losses, which probably reflected equity market weakness and the concurrent U.S. dollar index surge to a fresh 11-year high, both of which are negative for demand.