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2 hrs ago | Reuters
Trading giant Cargill said in court documents on Friday that it had lost more than $90 million because Syngenta sold Agrisure Viptera corn, known as MIR 162, to U.S. farmers without first obtaining import approval from China, which has turned away boatloads of U.S. crops containing the variety over the past year. The lawsuit will be a test case of who is ultimately responsible for such rejections that damage international trade: the seed companies that develop unapproved GMO traits or the merchants who sell grain that may be contaminated with it.
6 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
EU sanctions against Israel and US measures against Russia may be driving the two target nations together. Agricultural Minister Yair Shamir has told Russian media that Russia's need for fresh produce is "a great opportunity" for Israel.
10 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery
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Another tip they received was to start scouting for armyworms. These insects occasionally appear in great numbers and their feeding can affect crops.
THE ROMSEY Show opens today - with a special focus on the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. One of the first sights to greet visitors as they enter the Romsey showground today will be a Garden of Remembrance planted with 374 wooden crosses.
Agricultural officials are projecting an 11 percent increase in the size of Wisconsin's corn harvest this year. That has farmers worried that prices will drop too low for them to make a profit.
In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.
University of New Hampshire scientists are studying weather data to predict when an apple orchard is at risk for infection. By studying the weather models, the researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Experimental Station have more accurately determined when fungicides should be sprayed.
LSU AgCenter scientists say good moisture and light pest pressure could make this year's soybean crop a record-breaker. AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy tells The News-Star he has been surprised that excess rainfall has not ruined many soybean fields in Louisiana.
DOHA: HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani met here on Saturday with visiting Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation in the Republic of Sudan, and the accompanying delegation.
I believe that the most important thing we can do for our community is support it. So, to begin there is our philosophy of local first: from sea, to farm, to table with scarcely a stop in between.
Developers have targeted five acres of agricultural fields in Hallow in a move which would expand the number of properties in the village by 18 per cent. But the bid has angered residents, who say Hallow will be "unable to cope" with such a rise in its population.
Pakistani flood affected villagers settle in a relief camp in Jhang, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept.
Fallowed rice fields are a sign of dry times. Along Highway 162 east of Willows, many fields are dry.
The European Union halted an aid plan for fruit and vegetable growers hit by a Russian import ban after Polish farmers claimed far more compensation than EU officials reckon the entire bloc exports to Russia in a year. An EU official said none of the 125 million euros set aside for farmers taking produce off the market had been paid out and a revised scheme is likely to be ready next week.
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu -- it is man's best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India's Ahmednagar's district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent of their diet was made up of domestic animals.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:50 pm
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