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List attempts to regulate problem weeds

5 hours 37 min ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri maintains a noxious weed list to help control problem weeds in the state. The state has currently designated 12 species as noxious.
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Processors, regulators balance food label rules

5 hours 37 min ago
The proposed federal rule dealing with GMO labeling is getting a lot of attention in the ag industry. But it is only the latest in a long battle of wills over what goes on product labels.
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Some trade war winners are finding ways to lose

6 hours 38 min ago
These should be jubilant times across the sprawling savanna of southeastern Brazil. Soybean is king here. And with the China-U.S. trade war pushing Chinese buyers to frantically search the globe for alternatives to American soy, Brazil is the most logical…
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Noxious weed law gets more teeth

7 hours 22 min ago
Iowa’s noxious weed law underwent some changes this year, and the Palmer amaranth scare probably had something to do with it.
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Everyone thinks they’ve won the battle over the word 'milk'

July 19, 2018 - 5:16pm
Can you call it “milk” if it didn’t come from a mammalian breast?
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MU Extension confirms first report of southern rust

July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension confirmed the growing season’s first case of southern rust corn disease in the U.S. on July 10.
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Tissue testing results available in publication

July 19, 2018 - 2:15pm
AMES, Iowa — The practice of conducting tissue testing for phosphorus and potassium in corn and soybean is a relatively new tool in crop production. While soil testing has been widely used for decades, proper tissue testing recommendations are still…
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N.D. farmers seek change in crop payments

July 19, 2018 - 11:30am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s largest farm group is pushing for adjustments to crop insurance payments to protect farmers from international trade retaliations.
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Illinois corn shows rapid growth into July

July 19, 2018 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, retired University of Illinois Extension specialist, for the university’s crop management Bulletin website July 6.
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This scientist rewrites the genetic code of animals: Next jobs

July 19, 2018 - 6:58am
For nine nerve-racking months beginning in the summer of 2014, Dan Carlson waited for his lab experiments to be born. Carlson and his team at the biotechnology startup Recombinetics had made a small tweak in the genetic code of dairy…
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Trump says U.S. may have separate trade deal with Mexico

July 18, 2018 - 5:08pm
President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Farm groups cut through confusion of food labeling

July 18, 2018 - 4:15pm
Leah McGrath spends most of her day educating consumers about nutrition.
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Public asked to submit information on drought conditions

July 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The public is invited to submit information to help local, state and national decision-makers assess drought conditions and impacts in Missouri.
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‘Noxious’ list missing some problem weeds

July 18, 2018 - 1:08pm
SIMPSON, Ill. — Farmers have a large number of obnoxious weeds to control, but according to Illinois law, only nine are classified as “noxious.”
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South America soy growers may get 2-year window for China sales

July 18, 2018 - 12:52pm
South America’s main soybean-producing nations could benefit from higher demand from China through 2020 thanks to a Sino-U.S. trade war, according to one of Uruguay’s largest farm companies.
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UI targets ag safety center for budget cut

July 18, 2018 - 11:52am
Farm safety programs were among those targeted by University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld as part of a cost-cutting effort this month.
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Grassley speaks out on EPA leader change, trade war

July 18, 2018 - 11:11am
While Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, expects to have a hearing and a vote on whether to confirm a new Supreme Court justice this fall, he isn’t as sure about a vote for a new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kazakhstan goes organic in bid to build niche in grains market

July 18, 2018 - 7:05am
Kazakhstan is tapping growing consumer demand for organic crops to help it better compete in the food-export market.
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One commodity may benefit from trade war

July 17, 2018 - 1:36pm
There’s at least one commodity that may benefit from Donald Trump’s trade war with China: nitrogen fertilizer.
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As cost of trade war grows, farmers remain with Trump — for now

July 17, 2018 - 7:08am
President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China, Mexico and Canada are already eroding the value of American agricultural production, with soybean growers alone expected to lose at least $3.2 billion during the next crop season.
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