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Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Could fire-cured tobacco production be on the way to extinction? Dark fire-cured tobacco is facing a serious potential challenge from a proposal made last year by the Food and Drug Administration to limit levels of NNN, a tobacco-specific nitrosamine (TSNA), to

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Tennessee: Dicamba Stewardship Training

Tennessee: Dicamba Stewardship Training

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Before Tennessee applicators can apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in crop in 2018, they must first attend a University of Tennessee Extension dicamba-specific training.

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Dicamba: Kansas Applicators Must Have Training, License to Purchase

Dicamba: Kansas Applicators Must Have Training, License to Purchase

👤By Frannie Miller, Kansas State University 🕔Jan 10, 2018

Unintentional damage to millions of acres of crops from the herbicide dicamba last year prompted changes in regulations. Anyone planning to buy one of the new dicamba formulations in 2018 must have either a private applicator or category-specific commercial applicator

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Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

Farm Policy: Trump Delivers Remarks to Farm Bureau Members

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 9, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday.  The President touched on a variety of issues, including tax reform, regulations, rural broadband, the Farm Bill, crop insurance, and trade.   This post

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Ohio: Fertilizer Recertification Begins in 2018

Ohio: Fertilizer Recertification Begins in 2018

👤By Mark Badertscher and Ed Lentz, CCA, Ohio State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 9, 2018

Ohio is now seeing full implementation of Ohio’s Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification regulation. The regulation was result of Senate Bill 150, which can be found here and here. The 2014 regulation required farmers to complete a fertilizer certification program if

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Dicamba: Minnesota-Specific Training and Use Requirements

Dicamba: Minnesota-Specific Training and Use Requirements

👤By Natalie Hoidal, Tana Haugen-Brown, Dean Herzfeld, and Dave Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 5, 2018

An estimated 10,000+ Minnesotans will use Monsanto, DowDupont, and BASF’s new dicamba products this year. All individuals applying XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology (Monsanto, EPA Reg. No. 524-617), FeXapan with VaporGrip Technology (DowDuPont, EPA Reg. No. 352-913), or Engenia (BASF, EPA

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Pennsylvania: New Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law

Pennsylvania: New Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law

👤By Annie Klodd, Dwight Lingenfelter, and William Curran, Pennsylvania State University Extensions Specialists 🕔Dec 12, 2017

The new Pennsylvania Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act will help protect your farm or property from some newer invasive noxious weeds.

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New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Dec 12, 2017

A federal court has sided with a group of New Mexico ranchers in a case involving a dispute over stock watering rights in the Lincoln National Forest. Background The US Forest Service (USFS) manages federally owned land within the Lincoln

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Texas Cotton, Soybeans: Dicamba Label Update and Mandatory Training

Texas Cotton, Soybeans: Dicamba Label Update and Mandatory Training

👤By Scott Nolte, Gaylon Morgan, Josh McGinty, and Pete Dotray, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean varieties were brought to the market in 2015 and 2016, respectively, and were followed in 2017 by the newly registered dicamba herbicides formulated specifically to have lower volatility.  Following a challenging launch in 2017 of

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Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Swisher County Ag Committee will host its annual Swisher County Ag Day beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 in Tulia. John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said the event will be in

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