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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - (Genetic engineering could be a threat to human and environmental health,) Greenpeace International writes in large, green letters on its website. The charge from one of the world's most controversial but visible environmental groups is
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last week heard dueling testimony from U.S. sugar producers and their Mexican counterparts as well as U.S. sugar-using companies on whether Mexico is
April 23, 2014 - A bill requiring labeling of packaged foods made with
genetically modified crops is winding its way through the legislature in
California, the biggest U.S. agricultural state, after
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The biofuels industry is dismissing as (deeply flawed) a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study that claims using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, April 21, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund designed to help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. Advantage Capital Partners, which will manage the fund, and their partners from eight Farm Credit institutions have pledged to invest nearly
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 - Canadian Pacific told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board today that the railroad is committed to doing its part to see that farmers in the Upper Midwest get the fertilizer they need for spring planting and that deliveries should improve as
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and three other top Republican leaders requested information today from the Department of Health and Human Services on its efforts to oversee
Challenged to enhance sustainability and increase productivity, the crop industry continues to search for new scientific benchmarks to meet the growing demand for food, fiber and fuel. Jim Blome, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience says the company is heavily invested in discovering new benchmarks in genetics, conventional plant breeding, biologics, and crop protection. Blome says the crop science industry needs consistent and predictable domestic and global regulatory system to give farmers access to new innovations in the industry.