Dow ENLIST Deregulated by USDA

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USDA has issued a decision to deregulate Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist™ 2,4-D and glyphosate-resistant corn and soybean traits in the United States. The company is now awaiting EPA registration of Enlist Duo™ herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. “Enlist will help farmers increase their productivity to meet the growing demand for a safe and affordable food supply,” said Tim …

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Ag Commissioners Oppose WOTUS

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State commissioners of agriculture have added their voices to the critics of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. At their annual meeting last week, members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) unanimously called on EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule. The action item, submitted by North Dakota Commissioner …

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New John Deere 9R/9RT Series Tractors

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AgWired’s @AgriBlogger Chuck Zimmerman pulled out the ZimmGlass at the recent 2015 Products Launch to get a good look at the new John Deere 9R/9RT Tractors and a driver’s eye view during a test drive. Watch the video below to learn more about the new series of tractors. The new 9R/9RT Series Tractors feature more horsepower across all models and …

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What’s New with Bayer Stratego YLD

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Bayer CropScience’s Thorsten Schwindt and Randy Myers both work in the company’s fungicide department. They shared with us during the Farm Progress Show what was going on with Stratego YLD, how growers can utilize it to get greater return on investment and what we can see coming out of Bayer’s research and development labs when it comes to fungicides. “Stratego …

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USDA Increases Crop Estimate

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USDA has increased its estimate of both the corn and soybean crops this month, building on already forecast record highs. Corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, up 3 percent from both the August forecast and from 2013. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 171.7 bushels per acre, up 4.3 bushels from the …

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House Votes to Stop WOTUS

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted 262 to 152 Tuesday to override a proposed rule that would greatly expand regulation of waters in the United States. A parade of Congressional representatives from both parties spoke up for the bill that would stop the controversial rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify …

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Wheat Growers Pleased with Documentary

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The North Dakota Wheat Commission is one of the sponsors of the documentary “The Great American Wheat Harvest” which had a special showing in Bismark last month, and they seemed pretty pleased with the outcome. “It’s primarily focused on the harvest element,” said NDWC administrator Neal Fisher after watching the finished product. “(But) there’s a very human, family element in …

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Conservation Easement Program Investments

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which was created in the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical wetlands and encourage producers to keep lands in farming …

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FMC Corporation to Acquire Cheminova

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FMC Corporation today announced an agreement to acquire Denmark-based crop protection company Cheminova for $1.8 billion. “We are very excited about the opportunity to combine Cheminova with our own Agricultural Solutions business,” said Pierre Brondeau, FMC Corporation president, CEO and chairman. “Cheminova is a company that we have long considered to be an attractive potential partner. It follows a similar …

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The Yield Lab Supporting Ag Innovations

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A new agricultural technology business accelerator was officially launched last week out of St. Louis. The Yield Lab is “focused on bridging the critical gap between innovation and fruition of new agricultural technology by supporting early stage companies” providing new ag tech companies with $100,000 in funding, mentors, and connections in the greater St. Louis area. “”We plan to embrace …

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