Dow AgroSciences, Arcadia, Bioceres to develop, market soybean traits

Dow AgroSciences, LLC; Arcadia Biosciences; and Bioceres, S.A., said they have agreed to collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative traits in soybeans. The partnership leverages Dow AgroSciences’ technology, regulatory expertise and commercial seed capabilities with a foremost soybean abiotic stress platform and exclusive grower relationships in South America that are represented by Arcadia and Bioceres’ joint venture, Verdeca, LLC. Read More »

USDA economist says EPA assessment of seed treatments burdens farmers unnecessarily

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting Chief Economist Robert Johansson said in a letter last month to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Division Director of Pesticide Re-evaluation Richard Keigwin that the USDA disagrees with the agency’s assessment, titled "Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments to Soybean Production.” Read More »