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U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states
A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Chipotle goes GMO-free in first for fast-food sector
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Monday said the 46 ingredients used in its roughly 1,800 restaurants were now free of genetically modified organisms, becoming the first major U.S. restaurant chain to make that switch.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park
MENOKEN, N.D. — Thane Dockter, 42, has put a lot of his life into building an organic farm, and now he says his future is turned upside-down by an industrial park the Burleigh County (N.D.) Commission approved next door, with a zoning authority that was ceded to the county more than 40 years ago.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Decline in U.S. science spending threatens economy, security: MIT
NEW YORK - Warning of an "innovation deficit," scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say declining government spending on basic research is holding back potentially life-saving advances in 15 fields, from robotics and fusion energy to Alzheimer's disease and agriculture.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Reuters - News

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National Guard to help fight avian influenza
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Advocacy group offers U.S. testing for herbicide feared linked to cancer
An advocacy group seeking a ban on the world's most widely used herbicide said Wednesday it is launching a U.S. public testing project to gather data on detectable levels of the herbicide in drinking water, human urine and breast milk.
Thursday, April, 23, 2015 - Reuters - News

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DuPont buying microbiome firm, seeks edge in emerging crop products
DuPont is buying a California-based microbiome discovery company for development of biological crop products, a move that the chemical and crop company hopes will give it an edge in an emerging agricultural market.
Wednesday, April, 22, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Obama administration sets agenda to modernize energy infrastructure
The Obama administration on Tuesday laid out an agenda under its Quadrennial Energy Review to modernize the country's energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to the domestic energy boom.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farmers must balance yields, environment with fertilizer use
Nitrogen fertilizer can pose one of farmers’ biggest challenges: Apply too little to crops and yields and profits can decline. Apply too much and the environment can suffer.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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EPA may recommend testing food for chemical residues
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Emergency responders mount massive effort to battle grass, forest fires in the region
Grass fires broke out along Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to Oslo, Minn, around 1 p.m. Wednesday, claiming about 500 to 600 acres of land, estimated Manvel Fire Chief Steven Schumer. Other fires popped up in northwest Minnesota and near Pembina, N.D. Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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EPA says proposed RFS requirements will be released by June 1, finalized by Nov. 30
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced plans to release the proposed volumetric requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2015 by June 1, and the final requirements for 2014 and 2015 by Nov, 30.
Friday, April, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Paraquat: A controversial chemical's second act
One of the oldest and most widely used pesticides in the world is also one of the most toxic and controversial. Paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds since the 1950s, was banned in the European Union in 2007. It is restricted for use only by licensed technicians in the United States and, since 2012, many of its formulations in China are being phased out.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Special Report: Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides
LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans. They’ve also earned a more dubious distinction: In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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EPA expands areas of approved use for Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday more than doubled the number of U.S. states where Dow AgroSciences' controversial new herbicide can be used.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Weather stations help producers with management, production information
PHILIP, S.D. — David Gay, superintendant of the South Dakota State University Cottonwood Range and Livestock Field Station in Philip, says it’s been a dry winter, and he should know. He leads one of the 100 or so official Cooperative Observer Stations in the state for the National Weather Service.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Monsanto seeks retraction for report linking herbicide to cancer
Monsanto Co, maker of the world's most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Thirty new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate
Described as "meat of the poor", beans are a key food source for more than 400 million people across the developing world, but the area suitable for growing them could drop 50 percent by 2050 because of global warming, endangering tens of millions of lives, scientists said.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Breeders offering corn that’s picky about pollen
Organic farmers often live on islands in a sea of genetically modified crops. More than 90 percent of the corn farmers plant is genetically modified to resist pests and herbicides.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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