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Dow seeks growth with seed and chemicals
INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Kittle has spent more than a decade waiting for this day. As the man in charge of research and development at Dow AgroSciences, the unit of Dow Chemical Co. that develops agricultural seeds and pesticides, Kittle remembers the “big shock” when rival Monsanto Co. unveiled a genetically modified seed in 1996, designed to be used in combination with a specific herbicide, a combination that rapidly led Monsanto to riches.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Reuters - News

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French maize growers, seedmakers to appeal GMO ban again
French farmers and seed firms say they will mount a new challenge to a ban on growing genetically modified maize at the country’s top administrative court, saying it was unjustified.
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - - News

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France bans Monsanto GM corn ahead of sowing season
France’s agriculture ministry on March 15 banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto’s MON 810 genetically modified maize, the only variety currently authorized in the European Union.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Speaker discusses plant breeding
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Tom Peters can tell you a lot about biotechnology and agriculture. Peters, University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension sugar beet agronomist and weed specialist, gave the March 12 keynote address at the 52nd annual International Sugarbeet Institute in Grand Forks, N.D.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Group seeks court order on USDA over GM alfalfa
A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa, even as the department acknowledged the crop’s potential to do environmental damage.
Friday, March, 14, 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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Sugar beet show goes on
A key figure at the nation’s biggest indoor sugar beet show is gone, but the event goes on.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Organic farm supporters say GMO contamination needs USDA controls
Growing crops free from contamination by genetically modified crops and the pesticides used on those biotech versions is getting more difficult and more costly for U.S. farmers, and new government rules to control contamination are needed, according to report issued on Monday by an environmental organization and an organic food group.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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China’s approval process for GMO grains ‘overly political’ - AmCham
China’s approval process for GMO grains has become “overly political,” “unpredictable and nontransparent,” an American industry group said on Thursday, in the strongest criticism of Beijing’s biotech policy since China began rejecting thousands of metric tons of genetically modified corn last year.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - - 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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France moves to ban GM maize planting
France published a decree Feb. 17 to prevent the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - News

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France moves to ban GM maize planting in short and long term
France published a decree Feb. 17 to prevent the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize as a stop-gap measure, while the government works on changes to domestic and European laws to ensure a longer-term ban.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - - News

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EU governments split over GMO grain
European Union ministers are divided over whether to allow a new strain of genetically modified maize to be grown on EU soil, handing responsibility for the decision to the European Commission, the EU executive.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Australian farmers in dispute over GMO drifting
Two neighboring farmers, a field of canola and a gust of wind are at the center of a landmark court case in Australia that could have consequences for the controversial growing of genetically modified crops in the country.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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EU governments split over new GMO grain approval
European Union ministers were divided on Tuesday over whether to allow a new strain of genetically modified maize to be grown on EU soil, handing responsibility for the decision to the European Commission, the EU executive.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - - News

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DuPont collaborates with DTN/The Progressive Farmer
DuPont Pioneer, the agricultural seed unit of DuPont, says it signed a deal with DTN/The Progressive Farmer to provide weather and market information to farmers, along with new grain trading capabilities, all accessed through mobile devices. “Our customers are running small businesses. Production in the field is really important as well as the business side. So this is just another step to being able to address key needs,” says Joe Foresman, DuPont Pioneer director of services.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Germany to abstain from EU vote on GMO maize
Germany will abstain in a European Union vote on the cultivation of a type of genetically modified maize, a government spokesman said Feb. 5, which some politicians say might lead to EU approval to farm the new crop.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - - News

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Syngenta promises $1 billion in cost cuts
Syngenta is aiming to increase cost-cutting to $1 billion a year by 2018, the world’s No. 1 crop chemicals maker said on Feb. 5 after disappointing the market with an 11 percent fall in profit for last year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Syngenta risks fresh China corn dispute
Syngenta AG is pressing ahead with U.S. sales of a new corn trait that is not approved in China, fueling concerns of another jarring GMO trade quarrel with the world’s fastest-growing food importer.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Precision Ag Summit draws large crowd for third year
Google Glass takes center stage at the event, demonstrating how farmers use can use the "smartphone on your face."
Tuesday, January, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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