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More elevators accept GMO Syngenta corn banned by China

The number of U.S. grain elevators, mills and feedlots that will buy a type of biotech corn banned by China has more than doubled since July, indicating growing domestic acceptance for a product seen as a potential risk to international trade.

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UGA researching ways to control maize weevil in corn

A small weevil that lives inside corn kernels is costing Georgia growers millions of dollars each year. A University of Georgia scientist has teamed up with farmers and county Extension agents to put a stop to the maize weevil, the No. 1 insect pest of stored corn.

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Syngenta introduces new stewardship tool for growers

Syngenta introduced the Enogen Value Tracker, a new tool for Enogen corn growers designed to simplify grain tracking. Beginning this year, the Enogen Value Tracker - a naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait - will be included in select bags of Enogen hybrids. Syngenta intends to include the Enogen Value Tracker in all bags of Enogen seed over time.

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Next Class products to deliver for Asgrow and Dekalb in 2016

Farmers can count on strong yield potential in 2016 with the robust lineup of new Asgrow and DeKalb brand products. The high-performing products demonstrate the latest advances from the industry’s leading breeding program. Farmers will have the opportunity to protect their investment through leading traits and the best in plant health with the 2016 Next Class.

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Seed treatments can reduce pest battles as crops grow

Corn, cotton and soybean producers have to strike a balance between risk prevention and wise spending to achieve good profits each year. Insects that feed on recently planted crops can substantially reduce yields, but planting seeds pretreated with insecticides is one method of controlling these early-season pest problems.

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ASA calls on EU to issue import approvals for 13 biotech traits

In a letter sent last week to European Health & Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and fellow farm groups urged that draft import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products be considered without further delay by the EU’s College of Commissioners. Import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products, including soybeans, corn, canola and cotton, are pending, some for well over a year.

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