May 6, 2016

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EPA Says Glyphosate “Not Likely Carcinogen”, Then Pulls Report

Disagreements between the Environmental Protection Agency and the agricultural industry were already high this spring but tensions are nearly certain to heighten following the release and then subsequent retraction of a report saying glyphosate is not a likely carcinogen.  Monsanto, license hold for Round Up, the best known trade name for glyphosate, says EPA’s website […]

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ADM Cites Losses At It Agricultural Trade Desk In Quarterly Results

Archer Daniels Midland Company yesterday reported financial results for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2016. The company reported adjusted earnings per share1 of $0.42, down from $0.78 in the same period last year. Included in these results was a $0.08 per share loss related to updated portfolio valuations in an investment joint venture. Adjusted segment operating […]

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House Lawmakers Waiting on GMO Movement in Senate – audio

Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis had some questions about GMO labeling during last week’s House Ag Subcommittee hearing — RE: Focus on the Farm Economy: Factors Impacting the Cost of Production. Chuck Conner  is a former  Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. He is the current president of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, a position he has […]

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Washington Watch – What Lies Ahead for Farm Policy? Audio

Farm lobbyists on Capitol Hill are trying to lay the groundwork for the 2018 Farm Bill by educating lawmakers on agricultural concerns. David Crow is President of a lobbying firm in Washington called “D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services.” He works with members of Congress and federal agencies — on a bipartisan basis, and he got […]

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