Articles by AGDAILY Reporters

Syngenta wins patent infringement lawsuit against Willowood

· September 18, 2017

Syngenta walked away with nearly $1 million in damages last week from a U.S. District Court after a significant ruling on a patent infringement suit brought against pesticide maker Willowood. A jury granted a major victory to Syngenta Crop Protection LLC and its customers Thursday after finding that Willowood infringed a patent relating to the […]

U.S. chipping potatoes returning to Japan after 11-year halt

· September 18, 2017

Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years. “The United States has a reputation around the globe for growing high-quality potatoes,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “We are committed to opening up new market opportunities for U.S. producers, and I am […]

Purdue, Dow AgroSciences soybean discovery a gamechanger

· September 15, 2017

Soybean farmers could save millions after a breakthrough discovery from a collaborative project between Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences. Researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease. The team of Dow AgroSciences and Purdue researchers screened a wide variety of soybean genetic material using a number […]

Kansas farmer who received kidney from hunter dies

· September 15, 2017

A Kansas farmer, whose inspirational story about finding a kidney donation from a Mississippi man who asked to hunt on his property, has passed away. Gil Alexander farmed a large swath of land in Western Kansas originally homesteaded by his great-grandfather Samuel Garland, who was born into slavery in Mississippi and later served as a […]

Iowa State research: Black light could reduce livestock odor

· September 14, 2017

Iowa State University researchers may have found a way to reduce the stank from livestock facilities … black light. Jacek Koziel, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and his team are using black light to help neutralize the volatile components that make up objectionable odors. Shined on surfaces coated with a thin layer […]

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