USDA reports on status of GE crops
Genetically engineered (GE) varieties with pest management traits became commercially available for major crops in 1996.
More than 15 years later, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread and U.S. consumers eat many products derived from GE crops — including corn-meal, oils, and sugars — largely unaware that these products were derived from GE crops.
Everest still leads Kan. wheat acres
For the second year in a row, a variety of wheat developed by Kansas State University, is the leading variety in Kansas.
Innovation, exports fuel soybean demand
Brent Hayek is revved up about potential new uses for soybeans, and he is piling up the miles to share his enthusiasm.
Seed legumes on snowy fields
Winter seeding clover over grass pastures works best in February. Frozen fields are ideal and a snow cover makes seeding easier.
Palmer pigweed No. 1 ‘bad weed’ in Missouri
There's a new No. 1 bad weed to watch in Missouri, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed specialist.
Cover crops boost yields in MU research
Cover crops can pack a powerful punch — improving soil health, water infiltration and potentially boosting yields, according to Tim Reinbott, superintendent of the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center.
USDA lowers ‘13 corn crop
USDA unexpectedly lowered its 2013 corn crop estimate by 64 million bushels in its latest report.
The agency’s soybean production estimate for 2013 was raised slightly.
Monsanto profits climb on biotech soybeans
WASHINGTON (AP) —Monsanto reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings on higher sales of the company's insect-repelling and herbicide-resistant soybean seeds in Latin America.
Mo. Soybean Assn. leadership shakeup ousts exec. director
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two longtime leaders of the Missouri Soybean Association are out of their jobs as part of an organizational shakeup following an audit of how the prominent agricultural group managed millions of dollars of merchandising fees paid by farmers.
Board members of the soybean organization declined to release the audit and, in interviews with The Associated Press, provided no specific reason for the staffing changes.
Sides weighing in on 2,4-D tolerant seeds
MILWAUKEE (AP) —The U.S. government has proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist 2,4-D, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by environmentalists who worry it could invite growers to use more chemicals.
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