October 25, 2014

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USDA Announces Early Roll Out of APH Exclusion Option for 2015 Crops

USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced implementation of the Actual Production History Yield Exclusion that was included in this year’s farm bill. That means producers won’t have to wait as long as previously thought to take advantage Vilsack on APH Exclusion The exclusion allows producers hit by severe weather to receive a higher approved yield and […]

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EPA Announces Voluntary Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

More stars equals greater potential for reducing spray drift of pesticides in the latest program by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA announced Tuesday a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products. The program is an effort by the EPA to reduce exposure and pesticide movement. […]

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WTO Rules Against U.S. Country of Origin Labeling

The World Trade Organization has again ruled against Country of Origin Labeling. The WTO compliance panel decided the rule was less favorable to meat imports from Canada and Mexico and more favorable to domestically produced meats. The ruling was announced Monday. The panel concluded the amended COOL measure “increases the original COOL measure’s detrimental impact […]

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EPA Approves Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide

EPA registration of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide was announced Wednesday. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. This approval follows USDA’s September approval of corn and soybean varieties designed to tolerate the herbicide. The decision posted to the regulatory docket states that the decision […]

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