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Crop Tech Corner
05/22/2017
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Illinois researchers work with Kraft to make corn a source of natural food dyes, EPA's pyrethroid review is open for comment again and GM crops make strides around the world.
"Do No Harm" Urged in Trade Talks
05/22/2017
Farm leaders representing ag exports in beef, pork, rice, corn and wheat are all somewhat concerned about losing their current market access as a result of the Trump administration's planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Others, however, said the administration could use the trade talks to lower the national trade deficit and recalibrate trade so it benefits farmers more and corporations less.
Groups Push E15
05/22/2017
National biofuel interest groups are pressing members of Congress to pass legislation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change rules to allow the E15 market to expand.
Pesticides Bill Moves
05/23/2017
The House Committee on Rules may consider amendments to a bill that would eliminate a permit requirement for pesticide residues from pesticide applications, so long as such products are used according to federal law.
More Neonic Buzz
05/23/2017
The study also questions the long-held assumption that corn growers see a yield benefit from neonicotinoid seed treatments.
Trump Proposes Farm Cuts
05/23/2017
The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president's first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan calls for tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for commodity programs.
Budget Plan Lands With a Thud
05/24/2017
The White House budget plan for USDA essentially puts down a marker for what the White House wants to see in the next farm bill.
View From the Cab
05/24/2017
Brent and Lisa Judisch of Cedar Falls, Iowa, were able to complete some custom soybean drilling last week before storms brought fieldwork to a halt. Meanwhile, wet conditions near Miami, Oklahoma, prompted Zack Rendel to pull the plug on his remaining milo planting and switch to soybeans.
Todd's Take
05/24/2017
Last Thursday's 6.5% drop in Brazil's real was a black swan event for most, but it may have been a multi-million-dollar bonanza for a few.
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