An Oregon judge ruled last week that a recount of a measure that would require foods containing genetically modified ingredients in that state to be labeled would not change the outcome of the original vote that took place in early November, the Associated Press reported.
Argentina's main state bank will deny credit to farmers who are holding onto soybeans as a hedge against inflation, a top official said on Friday, as the government cracks down on crop hoarding as part of a campaign to build up its dollar reserves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), concluding that Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton should be fully deregulated.
DuPont Pioneer announced its new class of Pioneer brand T Series soybeans for the North American market. The new varieties lead a class of products that have been vigorously evaluated and selected to excel in the areas where they will be sold.
To Josh Bailey and Tim Hambrick, managing resistance is critical to the future of farming – whether that’s herbicide, fungicide, insecticide or nematicide resistance. Both have made this a key component of their daily work, which is why Syngenta has selected them as the 2014 inductees into the Resistance Fighter of the Year Leadership Program.
A number of growers are looking for ways to reduce input costs for their 2015 crop. Things such as reducing seeding rate, using generics and opting not to use a soybean seed treatment are ways to cut costs, but all come with their own risks.
Dow AgroSciences LLC announced Conkesta will be the brand name for its novel insect-resistant trait that, when commercialized, will provide soybean farmers with the broadest spectrum for insect control against lepidopteran pests.
By James DeDucker, Michigan State University Extension
Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) is a mineral mined from sedimentary deposits created by the evaporation of saline water, where sulfuric acid comes into contact with calcium carbonate. A number of productive gypsum quarries have operated in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula over the last 150 years, marketing the mineral as plaster, stucco and fertilizer.