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La Nina Time Schedule Pushed Back; Self-Described Activist Plans to Fly Drones Over Farms

Some weather models that initially showed La Nina would develop by July have been pushed back a month or two, according to Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist at MDA Weather Services...

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High Gas Prices Have Rental Car Companies Going Green
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DuPont Names New Vice President of Public Policy & Sustainability; API Looking at New Plans for Renewable Fuel Standards

DuPont announced Wednesday that former USDA deputy secretary Krysta Haden has joined the company as the vice president of Public Policy & Chief Sustainability Officer. Ha...

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GMO Labeling Bill Up Hill Battle; COOL Repeal Requirements

While the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday passed a GMO labeling bill by Chairman Pat Roberts, the bill faces an uphill battle in the full Senate...

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Drought Forces California To Evacuate Some Fish Hatcheries
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EPA to Stop Use of Flubendiamide; February Had Big Gains for MGEX

The EPA is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America’s flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the health of aquatic environments...

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Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
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Farmers Urge Protection for Crop Insurance; Animal Products Demand Rising in China

A letter sent to the Senate and House Budget Committee’s last week urges lawmakers to protect crop insurance from further cuts. The letter, signed by 58 farm organizations, tells lawmakers an overreliance on savings from the agriculture community in the future will significantly undermine rural economies that have faced an estimated 54 percent decline in net farm income from 2013 to 2015...

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Wheat Futures Hit Two-Year High After Russia Bans Grain Exports
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U.S. Agriculture Exports Expect Lower Numbers; Agriculture Target of “Economic Espionage”

USDA analysts have once again lowered their expectations for U.S. agricultural exports this fiscal year. In August, USDA forecasted exports to reach roughly $138 million...

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EU Could See Beef Consumption Cut By 50 Percent; GMO Rules for Philippines

A new study says the European Union 2050 climate targets could mean eating 50 percent less beef, but the same levels of pork and chicken. A study published this month in the journal Food Policy said: “these developments could cut current food-related methane and nitrous oxide emissions by nearly 50 percent...

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Balance Of Power At Stake As Midterm Elections Draw Near
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States Claim EPA Goes to Far With Water Rules; Support For TPP “Cautiously Optimistic”

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Monday agreed to hear challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S...

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Retailers Must Label Seafood's Origins Under New Law
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GMO Labeling and Country of Origin Labeling Under Review

The Senate Agriculture Committee will markup Chairman Pat Roberts GMO labeling bill Thursday. Roberts released a draft of the bill last week that drew applause from many agriculture groups...

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Farm Equipment Maker Deere Post 27 Percent Drop In Quarterly Profits
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Deere Profits Falling; Poultry Fourth Quarter Prices Stabilizing

Agriculture equipment manufacturer Deere & Company faces a third straight year of falling profit as farm income is suffering from an oversupply of crops. Fa...

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