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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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Shark Farmer podcasts with Matt Chambers, Part 2

· May 26, 2017

Rob Sharkey (aka Shark Farmer) again visits with Matt Chambers, a farmer from Iowa whose life has been changed forever by an accident. If you missed the first installment, be sure to check it out here. Rob says: “Last week Matt Chambers navigated us through his families struggles after a truck/tractor accident. This week we learn more […]

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 […]

Arizona rancher: Rural America is fed up with overregulation

· May 25, 2017

Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Wednesday, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and overregulation … specifically the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Wilderness Act. “I do not believe it was the intent of Congress to disenfranchise communities […]

Alltech ONE featured 70 agri-revolutionary speakers

· May 25, 2017

Nearly 4,000 attendees representing 80 countries attended this week’s ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) to hear from 70 of the brightest international minds in science, agriculture, technology, and business, on technologies that have the potential to revolutionize agriculture and make the next big leap in productivity possible. “Technology will change beyond belief,” said Dr. […]

Texas A&M scientists discover why bacterial blight came back

· May 25, 2017

Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium that causes bacterial blight has re-emerged to infect cotton fields in Texas and other states … and it boils down to this: a smart bacteria with a sweet tooth. “It’s a food fight between the bacterium and the cotton plant,” said Dr. Libo Shan, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

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