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NC. Feb. 20, 2013- Two recent court cases, involving crop insurance adjusters, agents and
tobacco farmers, indicate that federal courts are doing more to crack down on
sometimes elaborate schemes
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 - The American
Petroleum Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and several other
groups filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today, asking that it
reverse a D.C. Circuit Court decision
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 - The Food and Drug Administration has agreed
to consider a nearly four-year-old petition from dairy trade associations to
allow the use of any safe and suitable sweetener as an optional ingredient
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 - The Supreme Court will hear arguments today from both sides of a patent case involving Monsanto and an Indiana soybean farmer. The case questions the scope of patent protection for self-replicating
Feb. 16, 2013—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week general sign-up for
the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), beginning May 20
"They aren't Drones" is the first statement from Michael Toscano, President and CEO of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), when asked about one of the newest and perhaps most controversial new tools for farmers and ranchers. He says the mission of these vehicles, aerial or terrestrial, is peaceful and offers a great advancement in scouting, service, and efficiency. Toscano explores the issues farmers will face in operating the first generation of small aircraft that are designed to gather data and transmit it back to a ground base in an era where "Big Data" has become a huge concern. In this forward-looking discussions, he also looks at "blue sky" ideas that may result in an entirely new platform for business activity.