Cotton: USDA OKs New Bt Variety – DTN Jan 22, 2021
USDA deregulated a new Bt cotton trait, the first of its kind to target plant bugs and thrips, on Jan. 16. The cotton trait, MON 88702, was developed by Monsanto […]
Ag Input Suppliers Face Antitrust Lawsuit – DTN Jan 19, 2021
A new lawsuit alleges crop input manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers coordinated a boycott of online sales platforms such as Farmers Business Network and AgVend to prevent greater price transparency, a […]
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs published import approvals for five GM (genetically modified) corn and cotton traits on Jan. 11. Some were approvals for new traits, namely MZIR098, […]
Groups Argue EPA Failed on Glyphosate – DTN Dec 24, 2020
Environmental and agriculture worker groups filed opening briefs in a lawsuit challenging EPA’s approval of glyphosate’s registration.
In an effort to stave off above-ground insect resistance, the EPA is proposing phasing out many current Bt corn hybrids, as well as some Bt cotton varieties, in the next […]
Bayer announced this week that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import and processing in the European Union. This represents the final key authorization for […]
As the fall seed-buying season advances, EPA is facing a major time crunch on its dicamba herbicide decisions. The agency had originally vowed to have a re-registration decision for four […]
Bayer, BASF and Corteva lost their bid for a rehearing of their dicamba case by a larger panel of Ninth Circuit Judges. Their only remaining legal recourse is now the […]
Precision Ag: Big Data to Calculate Carbon – DTN Aug 5, 2020
Major ag companies have made a big splash over the past month, rolling out new digital tools and tech alliances they say will help farmers improve their farm’s efficiency and […]
Dicamba – What Does the Future Hold? – DTN Jul 16, 2020
Future registrations are uncertain, weed escapes are rising, and some farmers are tired of the drama. What lies ahead for dicamba use in the U.S.?