Scientists blaming pesticides for bee deaths may be biased, entomologist says

Scientists reporting on the increased rate of honey bee deaths are approaching studies with preconceived ideas that particular pesticides are to blame for colony collapses, according to an entomologist who carried out a number of surveys in the Mid-South. » Read More

Implementing GMO labeling law could take years

It will be a few years before consumers see the results of genetically modified organism labeling legislation passed in Washington this summer, a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (WFBF) said during a recent interview. » Read More

Varroa mites, chemicals and lack of nutrition cause bee decline, USDA says

The USDA recently reported that between April 2015 and April 2016, beekeepers in the U.S. lost 44 percent of their bee colonies. » Read More

CLA continues effort to improve pollinator health through key partnerships within the agriculture community

For over a decade, CropLife America (CLA) has continuously worked with key stakeholders across the agricultural industry engaged in improving the health of pollinators, yet initiatives taken by the Keep the Hives Alive Tour have sparked some concern with the agriculture community. » Read More

Panelists challenge EPA's position on chlorpyrifos

A Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel convened in April to discuss the use of a Columbia University epidemiology study entitled, “Chlorpyrifos: Analysis of Biomonitoring Data,” in assessing the human health risk of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that the study to be moderately toxic to humans.  » Read More

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Velum One expected to receive California registration

A nematicide with fungicidal activity by Bayer, called Velum One, will be registered in California for use on almonds, tomatoes, strawberries, brassicas and cucurbits. » Read More

California Growers face new option with Luna fungicide

California growers can now use Luna fungicide for a wide range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops thanks to a wider registration approval. » Read More

Soybean industry gathers to discuss improvement opportunities

Discussions were held this week between the American Soybean Association (ASA) and state soybean association staff in St. Louis in order to collaborate on how to strengthen the soybean industry. » Read More

Fourth-generation Maryland farmer wins Syngenta #RootedinAg contest

Syngenta said Wednesday that Shelby Watson Hampton of Brandywine, Maryland, is the winner of its 2016 Thrive #RootedinAg contest. » Read More

National Corn Growers Association seeking agriculture leaders at FFA convention

The National Corn Growers Association invites attendees at the National FFA Convention, running through Saturday in Indianapolis, to visit their booth (1755) for information about membership and how to get more involved in the NCGA, including grassroots initiatives and scholarship opportunities. » Read More

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