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ChemChina's takeover of Syngenta wins EU, FTC OK
As a regulatory condition of approving the $43 billion merger of one of the world’s largest suppliers of seeds and pesticides – Switzerland’s Syngenta AG – with the China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), the Beijing-based conglomerate has agreed to divest itself of its major European pesticide businesses and products that regulate crop growth.
4/12/2017
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Groups request court ban chlorpyrifos after EPA refuses
Last week the environmental legal group Earthjustice, representing the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), asked a panel of three federal appeals court judges to order the U.S. EPA to act based on its own scientific conclusions and permanently ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos.
4/12/2017
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Indiana pesticide board using wait-and-see with dicamba use
Damage from dicamba drift has the potential to be worse this year in Indiana and across the country than it was in 2016, according to the chair of the Save Our Crops Coalition (SOCC). Last fall, the Indiana Pesticide Review Board recommended pesticides containing dicamba be classified as restricted use, but that process could take six months to a year. In the meantime, the board opted to follow the guidelines for use set by the U.S. EPA and to not put any additional restrictions on such products.
4/12/2017
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Past soy invention winner now produced by Indiana chemist
Three years after earning second place in the annual Indiana Soybean Alliance’s (ISA) Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition, a soy-based leather conditioner is getting a shot at the retail marketplace.
4/12/2017
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Indiana 4-H vet med winners show projects at Spring Fest
On Saturday during Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, winning 4-H veterinary medicine projects that earned exhibition at last year’s Indiana State Fair were displayed to crowds on campus attending Spring Fest.
4/12/2017
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Ohio study: Bees still prefer rural settings to urban areas

Many at last month’s Southwestern Ohio Beekeeping School in Loveland consider themselves first-timers at this hobby. After a full day of how-to sessions and the purchase of beekeeping equipment, most said they were anxious to get started.

 The only damper to the enthusiasm came when attendees were reminded that hungry honeybees appear to favor flowers in agricultural areas over those in neighboring urban areas. 

4/12/2017
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'Poor man's banana' pawpaw an overlooked Ohio cash crop
Producers large and small are always on the lookout for the next best thing. Any grower will tell you if the public wants it, they will grow and sell it.
 
 Very well, some experts say – why not look into growing the pawpaw? While it’s no secret the pawpaw was popular with the nation’s early settlers, the fruit has followed tricorn hats and quill pens into relative cultural obscurity. Even as local and foraged foods have risen in popularity, the pawpaw has managed to keep a low profile.
4/12/2017
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Flordian greets cottage food law with mango treats aplenty
Selling mangoes is fine, but Jean Sapp always wanted to do something more with the fruits from Promised Land Mangoes, owned by her and her husband, Chris. When the Florida legislature created the Cottage Industry Law in 2012, she began making mango jam, mango chutney and more.
4/12/2017
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Increasing corn exports may be short-lived event
For the past several years we have seen ending stocks of corn and soybeans tighten as the marketing year progresses. This year, just the opposite is happening.
4/12/2017
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Canada's 'Class 7 policy' hits hard at dairies in Northern US
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