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Biotechnology

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Syngenta agrees to settle GMO corn dispute

Syngenta has agreed to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by farmers who allege the company acted irresponsibly when it commercialized two new genetically engineered corn traits. 

US Food Policy Biotechnology

USDA sued over missed deadline on GMO labeling report

USDA is being sued for missing a deadline to issue a report on digital and electronic disclosures under the GMO labeling law. The suit was filed August 25 in US District Court for the Northern District of California by the Center for Food Safety.

US Agricultural Policy Biotechnology
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Crop Inputs

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

Pesticide trade group CEO to step down

Jay Vroom, CEO of the largest trade association for pesticides, CropLife America (CLA), is stepping down next year after nearly 30 years at the helm of the organization.

US Agricultural Policy Crop Inputs

Pesticide registration bill negotiations at an impasse in Senate

Negotiations to revive a stalled Senate bill extending the authorization for industry funded pesticide reviews – the Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2017 (PRIA) – are not seeing much progress.
US Agricultural Policy EPA
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Organics

Bipartisan bill seeks to tighten regulation of imported organics

The National Organic Program (NOP) would receive a significant budget increase and an updated monitoring system under a bipartisan bill introduced by House Agriculture Committee members, Reps. John Faso (R-N.Y.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.).

US Agricultural Policy Organics

Is 'Blockchain' a panacea for frictionless agribusiness trade?

Blockchain technology is set to take the agribusiness sector by storm, according to some enthusiastic advocates. Aiming to enhance traceability and transparency across the world food chain, blockchain could also significantly enhance safety and shelf-life, while tackling fraud and preventing agro-terrorism.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Audit finds flaws in USDA organic program

USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) will need to make major changes to strengthen its control of international trade arrangements of organic products, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) audit found.
US Agricultural Policy Organics
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Precision Agriculture

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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

ERS: Precision Agriculture Technologies on Soybean Farms

ERS: Precision Agriculture Technologies on Soybean Farms

US Agricultural Policy Technology

USDA Radio Newsline: October 20, 2016

USDA Radio Newsline: October 20, 2016

US Agricultural Policy Farm Bill
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