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Oct. 21, 2014Regulations
GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, US
Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show.   Read More
Oct. 21, 2014Companies
Verdesian signs agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory
Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC (Verdesian) announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop and market LANL’s latest nitrogen enhancement technology for plants.   Read More
Oct. 21, 2014Companies
Evogene Subsidiary and Embrapa to Cooperate in Brazil
Evogene Subsidiary and Embrapa to Cooperate in BrazilThe Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), and Evogene Ltd. announced the signing of a joint research agreement between Embrapa and Evofuel Ltd., Evogene’s wholly-owned subsidiary, for the advancement of castor cultivation in Brazil.   Read More
Oct. 21, 2014Markets
New techniques boost crop yields in the desert of Xinjiang, China
New techniques boost crop yields in the desert of Xinjiang, ChinaAgriculture is a fundamental industry for the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and one in which it is a highly competitive player. The XPCC continues to build large-scale modern farms, which in 2013 grew a total of 1.47 million metric tons of cotton, accounting for 23.3 percent of the national total.   Read More
Oct. 21, 2014Companies
CF Industries terminates merger talks with Yara
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. announced that the company and Yara International ASA have terminated their discussions regarding a potential merger of equals transaction.   Read More
Oct. 21, 2014Companies
Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit
Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuitA federal appeals court in US gave Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties.   Read More
Oct. 20, 2014Companies
Syngenta/IITA collaborate to boost food production in Nigeria
Syngenta and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), an international non-profit organization, have entered into partnership to boost the technological know-how of farmers and food production in Nigeria.   Read More
Oct. 20, 2014Regulations
USDA announces measures to diversify weed control efforts
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking several steps to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.   Read More
Oct. 20, 2014Products
USDA deregulates Monsanto’s soybean MON 87751
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced an extension of nonregulated status for Monsanto’s soybean variety MON 87751, which has been genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to lepidopteran insects.   Read More
Oct. 20, 2014Companies
Syngenta responds to EPA’s report on neonicotinoid seed treatments
EPA announced it will open a comment period on the agency’s initial assessment of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatment for insect control in soybeans.   Read More
Oct. 20, 2014Companies
Bayer plans to lead Latin America soybean market in six years
Bayer plans to lead Latin America soybean market in six yearsBayer CropScience had intense movement of acquisitions in the soybean market in Latin America in the last four years. The company has identified and acquired company which had germplasm banks to be adapted to the main oilseed producing regions in Brazil and Argentina.   Read More
Oct. 17, 2014Products
India CIBRC 351th meeting approved 7 pesticide technical registrations
India CIBRC 351th meeting approved 7 pesticide technical registrationsThe Indian Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) has approved the registrations of 7 pesticide technicals at the meeting of the Registration Committee on September, 30, 2014, including 3 insecticides, 2herbicides and 2 fungicides.   Read More