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Honey bee colony loss hits lowest point in years

· May 26, 2017

The rate of loss among honey bee colonies reached its lowest point in years, which is good news for these vital pollinators. A report from the Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA, showed that an estimated 21.1 percent of colonies managed were lost over the 2016-17 winter, representing an […]

EPA approves Syngenta’s Fortenza insecticide for corn and cotton

· May 26, 2017

If above- and below-ground insects such as black cutworm, fall armyworm, white grub, seedcorn maggot, or wireworm are a problem in your corn or cotton fields, a Syngenta insecticide has been approved to help you out. Fortenza seed treatment insecticide has gotten the green light from the EPA for use on corn and cotton to guard against early-season […]

Fall calving may be more feasible in Southeast

· May 26, 2017

Southeast cattle producers may want to consider switching to a fall calving season after seeing this latest research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). Using simulation models based on 19 years of data, UTIA researchers determined that the fall calving season, calving between mid-September and mid-November, was most profitable and had the […]

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Friday Favorites: Top five AGDAILY stories May 19- 25

· May 26, 2017

The top five AGDAILY stories of the week … did you follow the action? This week the Michigan FFA President tells us why she just had to speak out against fear-based marketing, Farm Babe explores the life of world-renowned scientist Mary-Dell Chilton, and we explore the majestic photography of The Farmin Artist! Don’t miss a […]

Perdue, Lighthizer talk trade with House Ag

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Here’s what they had to say: “We appreciated […]

House bill eliminates unnecessary permits on pesticides

· May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to eliminate an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the approved use of pesticides. H.R. 953, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017, ensures states, local governments, mosquito control districts, and other lawful users of pesticides are able […]

Wrangler launches new cotton farming initiative

· May 25, 2017

Did you know iconic American denim brand Wrangler purchases roughly half of the cotton for its products from U.S. growers? That’s why it only seems fitting the clothing company has announced the launch of a pilot program to help U.S. cotton farmers reach the next level in sustainable growing practices. The announcement took place at […]

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