Preliminary Extension of Deregulation to Two GE Potato Lines

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has preliminarily determined that it will extend deregulation to two lines of genetically engineered (GE) potatoes developed by J.R. Simplot Company for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars.

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Farmers Urging Congress to Swiftly Move on TPP Agreement

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Through groups like the National Corn Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau, thousands of farmers are asking Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement quickly. NCGA says more than 6,000 farmers have written letters to Congress urging passage of the agreement this year. NCGA is delivering those letters to lawmakers this week. Meanwhile, Farm Bureau joined the National …

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Soybean Planting in Brazil Arrives with Concerns

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Soybean planting in Brazil starts on September 15, but the Agri Money Dot Com website said it’s starting this year under pressure from prices, tight credit, and dry weather. There’s a few worries about the quality of available seeds as well. Crops are not actually allowed in fields before September 15 as the country tries to cut down on the …

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U.S. Files WTO Complaint Against China

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative filed a claim against China in the World Trade Organization over market price supports for wheat, rice, and corn. The complaint says that China is using these supports in excess of its commitments under WTO rules. The Hagstrom Report said China’s support for those three commodities are roughly $100 billion over levels China …

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Conaway Applauds Initiation of Enforcement Action Against China’s Agricultural Subsidies

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) joined U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in announcing the U.S. has launched a new trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a result of China’s excessive government support for corn, rice, and wheat …

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Corn, Potatoes and Vegetable Production Practices

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Over the next several months, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) plans to visit thousands of corn, potato and vegetable growers across the United States to conduct the Vegetable Chemical Use Survey and the second phase of the 2016 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS II). Both of the surveys will focus on chemical use and …

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China Plans to Dramatically Increase Soybean Acres

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China is the world’s top soybean importer, but they’re taking steps to reverse that trend. Agri Money dot Com reports that China plans to massively increase its oilseed production over the next four years. The move should reverse a trend that’s seen soybean imports rise dramatically, even as excess corn continues to stockpile in government inventories.

Little-Known Corn Disease Found in Nine States

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Researchers are working to learn more about a little-known corn disease that has surfaced in nine states across the U.S. this summer. DTN reports the disease is known for now as bacterial leaf streak blight, which originated in South Africa. Colorado State University says there is limited information about the disease and its impacts on corn production.

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Pesticide Initiative Launches Safety Pilot Project

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Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner, Eric Lauritzen and the Farmworker Advisory Committee, formed with the assistance of the Center for Community Advocacy (CCA), announced a historic pesticide initiative aimed at providing additional safety protections for farmworkers. The initiative launches a pilot program with leading growers to enhance worker notification through warning signs when pesticides are used in the fields.

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Algeria Returns to U.S. Corn

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U.S. corn sales to Algeria are making a strong showing in 2016, doubling 2014-15 marketing year imports. A U.S. Department of Agriculture’ export sales report showed 527,000 metric tons—20.7 million bushels—of U.S. corn being exported to Algeria in the 2015-16 marketing year, more than double the sales from the last marketing year of 238,000 metric tons.

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HFCS Prices Near Records as Usage Nears Lows

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The four major U.S. corn syrup makers are raising prices at a time of slowing demand. Corn sweetener manufacturers like Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill sent letters to customers earlier this month that were obtained by Reuters, and seek to lock in prices for 2017. High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is trading at the highest in U.S. Department of Agriculture …