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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

Agriculture experts emphasize importance of pesticide use on export crops

Leonard P. Gianessi, who served as director of CropLife Foundation’s Crop Protection Research Institute from 2004 to 2012, spoke on the global need of pesticides for export crops during the recent Maximum Residue Level (MRL) Roundtable sponsored by CropLife America (CLA). » Read More

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Syngenta's Seedcare Institute opens in Minnesota

Syngenta's 38,000-square-foot Seedcare Institute opened Sept. 22 on the company's campus in Stanton, Minnesota. » Read More

Co-sponsors sought for biodiesel tax credit extension

The biodiesel tax credit expires at the end of this year and more Congressional sponsors are needed for the extension bill to pass. » Read More

Candy makers voice concerns with Farm Bill, sugar industry

Commercial candy proponents recently struck a nerve with sugar industry stakeholders when a trade association accused the government of burdening taxpayers with extra tariffs on the sweet stuff — despite little or no evidence of cause. » Read More

BioNovelus enlists EPA expert, updates crop safety progress

John Fournier of Acadia Regulatory Consulting LLC has accepted a position with BioNovelus Inc. of Phoenix, as an Environmental Protection Agency specialist focused on facilitating registration for the firm’s CR-10 and related products. » Read More

PureCircle builds new stevia processing plant in Malaysia

PureCircle plans to build a new stevia processing plant to double the capacity for the stevia leaf extract and a specific line for the Zeta family of ingredients which contain steviol glycosides which produce the most sugar-like taste. » Read More

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