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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

Ontario farmers use Twitter to blast provincial neonicotinoid regulations

Farmers in Ontario responded to the province’s mandate restricting farmers to only planting neonicotinoid-treated seeds on half their acreage this year by Twitter-bombing Environment and Climate Change Minister Glenn Murray this month. » Read More

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PureCircle to invest $100 million in agronomy program

PureCircle, a leading producer of high-purity stevia ingredients, is investing an additional $100 million for the PureCircle Agronomy Program. » Read More

Advocates say herbicide is caught in EPA politics

The Heartland Institute believes the Environmental Protection Agency is playing politics with Roundup herbicide instead of looking at the science. » Read More

BrainStorm announces positive results from ALS study

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics recently released results of a study of NurOwn in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis that found NurOwn was safe and well-tolerated with clear evidence of clinically meaningful benefit. » Read More

Corn Refiners Association applauds passage of GMO labeling bill

The Corn Refiners Association is pleased the House of Representatives passed the GMO labeling agreement (also known as S. 764) in mid-July that President Barack Obama will sign into law. » Read More

Soybean association board travels to Washington

Agricultural industry influencers and the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C last month to discuss a number of issues. » Read More

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