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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Vilsack talks cotton payments, GMO with Brazilian officials
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has told Brazilian officials that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is running out of money and authority to make payments in the World Trade Organization cotton subsidies agreement. But he urged them to buy U.S. wheat, beef and pork exports and find ways to cooperate with the U.S. on biotechnology and biofuels policy.
Thursday, August, 08, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Battling herbicide-resistant weeds
For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Beast of a weed
Palmer amaranth is creeping across the Midwest from the South.
Monday, November, 04, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Agriculture Act of 2014: Commodities Title
The Agriculture Act of 2014 is divided into 12 titles covering commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry, energy, horticulture, crop insurance and miscellaneous. In this column, we take a look at some of the elements of Title I — Commodities. Beginning with the 1996 farm bill, crop farmers have been provided with — in one form or other — direct payments based on historical yields and acreage.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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China GMO research funding dipped 80 percent
BEIJING — Chinese research funding into genetically modified organisms (GMO) has fallen by 80 percent in the past four years, according to a member of a parliamentary advisory body, as Beijing faces public unease over a technology it has been promoting to boost food security.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Caterpillar threatens Brazilian breadbasket
Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower’s widely touted mastery of tropical farming, just as it is on the verge of becoming the world’s top soybean producer.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Growth of biotech crops plateaus
The growth of biotech crops in the U.S. appears to have hit a plateau, but farmers are accelerating plantings in Asia, although it still remains a much smaller market, according to an industry report issued Feb.13.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Winter storm impacts Northern Ag Expo turnout
After a three-year run of euphoric times for the region’s crop farmers, the outlook for poorer commodity prices was figuring into an uncertain outlook for many show-goers at the North Dakota Ag Expo in Fargo Dec. 3 and 4.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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China to crack down on price fixing
China’s pricing regulator says it will crack down on price manipulation in agricultural products to help protect low-income citizens, widening its probe on antitrust violations that has targeted some well-known global firms.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Focus on a farm bill
The Democratic-controlled Senate wants to make a small cut in food stamps, and Stabenow is likely to propose a cut of about $4 billion over 10 years, while the Republican-controlled House wants a much bigger cut.
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA report: US GMO crops show benefits, concerns
After more than 15 years of using genetically modified crops, U.S. farmers are continuing to see an array of benefits, but the impacts on the environment and on food production are mixed, and high farmer use of a popular herbicide on GMO crops is a cause for ongoing concern, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Senate rejects GMO labeling farm bill amendment
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
Thursday, May, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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US urges timely action by China on GMO corn approvals
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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US wants swift GMO approval in China
U.S. officials are monitoring Chinese rejections of American corn shipments, which have helped drive down commodity prices, and have urged China to act promptly to approve genetically modified strains of corn, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office says.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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The cost of compliance
Farmers may opt out of farm program with loss of direct payments
Monday, May, 13, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
Friday, May, 24, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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India told to ban toxin that killed children
The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organization describes as its “high acute toxicity”.
Wednesday, July, 24, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Monsanto, Novozymes form alliance
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, says that a deal with Danish company Novozymes to form a long-term research and development alliance should accelerate the release of microbial-based products designed to improve crop production.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Reuters - News

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Ag issues on agenda as China corn rejections roil market
The U.S. could raise the issue of China’s recent rejection of several U.S. corn cargoes at trade talks this week, an official said on Wednesday.
Thursday, December, 19, 2013 - Reuters - News

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