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Jun 7, 2013
Monsanto Co. shared a validated testing method for identifying the Roundup Ready wheat trait with USDA and concerned importing nations, the seed company said in a statement late last Monday. It’s a development that could soothe fears of widespread contamination of U.
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Jun 7, 2013
One of the recent challenges we have faced as tax advisers is to find all the tax increases buried in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and help our clients deal with them. This year it has been the 3.8 percent investment income tax and the extra Medicare tax.
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May 31, 2013
There are no GE wheat varieties approved for sale or in commercial production in the U.S. or elsewhere at this time, but the agency stressed it does not pose a food safety concern. There is also no information that indicates this trait entered the commercial supply chain, according to an APHIS Q&A fact sheet.
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May 31, 2013
In south-central Minnesota, farmer Mark Nowak has already buried hopes for the remaining 25 percent of his 2013 corn crop. With only 3-1/2 days suitable for planting this spring and a chance for rain every day now through June 8, Nowak plans to file a prevented planting claim when his crop insurance final planting date hits May 31.
News
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May 10, 2013
In a conference call to reporters shortly after Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, announced the committee markup of the bill will be next Tuesday, Gillibrand, D-NY, said she believes the bill “will move to the floor as early as next week.
News
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Apr 26, 2013
Fertilizer continued on its nearly six-month-old path of extremely steady prices, according to retailers tracked by DTN for the third week of April 2013. But the explosion at a Texas fertilizer outlet is renewing safety concerns about the storage of certain fertilizer products.
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Apr 19, 2013
If anyone can turn around EPA’s relationship with rural America, it may be Bittleman. She comes to EPA after serving as senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on energy and EPA issues. In that capacity, she was viewed as a strong advocate for renewable fuels, including ethanol.
Markets
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Mar 29, 2013
Some of the largest increases, percentage wise, come from increased planting in Arkansas, Mississippi and other Delta states as farmers switch from cotton to corn. USDA expects farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, South Dakota and Nebraska to plant slightly less corn than last year.
News
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Mar 29, 2013
The word “extreme” is getting a workout regarding spring 2013 vs. spring 2012. A year ago, record-high temperatures and dry soils had corn growers running planters by mid-March. There’s a sharp contrast in 2013: Daytime temperatures running 20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal have made March seem like a displaced version of January.
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Mar 22, 2013
Manure applied to fields from cows fed corn or dried distillers grains with solubles did not affect the transport of fecal indicator bacteria, according to research conducted by Agricultural Research Service scientists at the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit in Lincoln, NE.
News
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Mar 22, 2013
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Bart Chilton wants to make sure customers are protected if another futures commission merchant fails, but he also wants to address industry concerns about the expense of a CFTC-proposed rule on customer protections.
News
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Mar 15, 2013
It all started in California. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began contacting veterinarians, whose practices were at least in part mobile, to tell them they could not legally transport controlled substances off their clinic/ home premises. To do so, DEA notified these veteri narians,.
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Mar 8, 2013
The new hours will be Sunday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. On Mondays through Fridays, there will be a break in electronic trading from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Trade will continue from 8:30 to 1:15 p.m. The change affects CBOT grains and KCBT wheat, and pending CFTC approval, the new hours will begin on April 8.
News
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Mar 8, 2013
The idea for the experiments came from the shortage of hay in the Nebraska Panhandle after the winter of 2011, which was only exacerbated by last year’s drought. With beef producers searching for alternatives to high-priced alfalfa, the researchers knew that wet byproducts mixed with wheat straw made a good fit.
News
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Mar 1, 2013
Many regions’ pastures and rangelands are seeing dry soils as well as disappointing forecasts with little moisture predicted. These dry field conditions have led to weak plants in pastures, according to Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist..
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Mar 1, 2013
“I know it sounds counterintuitive, but it comes down to weather in June and July,” USDA ag meteorologist Brad Rippey said when attendees questioned USDA’s optimistic yield forecast. “History shows that even in the wake of the drought of 1988, it seems to be late spring and summer weather that determines the outcome for row crops.
Opinion
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Mar 1, 2013
If Congress fails to head off the approaching sequestration cuts and USDA is forced to furlough meat inspectors, John Harrington’s “Plan B” suggestion is to use members of Congress—such as Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner—as substitute meat inspectors.


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