September 18, 2014

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USDA Issues Approval For Dow Enlist Corn and Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued its decisions that will deregulate Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States, concluding one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech trait in history. The Enlist traits are part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a new trait and herbicide technology that […]

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State Ag Commissioners Unanimously Call For EPA to Drop Waters of the US

At the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), NASDA Members, composed of all 48 state Agricultural commissioners both democratic and republican, unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule. The action item, submitted by […]

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Weekly Market Commentary With Miller Risk Management

Grain markets faltered all week as traders first positioned and then reacted to monthly USDA numbers. Outside of that event, there wasn’t a lot of news for the market to digest. Conditions for corn and soybeans remained unchanged and the lateness of the season means that the crop is more or less set aside from […]

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Cargill Sues Syngenta Over MIR 162 Trait

Cargill, Inc has filed suit against MIR 162 trait maker Syngenta Ag, alleging that Syngenta’s push to sell corn seeds with the modified trait known more popularly as Agrisure Viptera cost them millions. Cargill filed the lawsuit in Louisiana State Court on Friday seeking damages.  The suit alleges Syngenta acted with negligence, unfair trade practices, […]

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