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China Trade Agreement Includes Biotech Approvals

The trade agreement between the U.S. and China that focused on U.S. beef also paved the way for Chinese approval of two U.S. genetically modified crop traits. The Wall Street Journal reports China has approved imports of two new varieties of genetically modified crops, clearing the way for U.S. agricultural companies to market new biotech seeds to farmers. Through the …

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Producers Invited to Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

Southeast producers are invited to the 2017 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 15 in Tifton, Georgia. The annual event will be held at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center. John Bernard, UGA Extension animal, and dairy scientist said there will be topics discussed that will interest all producers. That includes forage pricing, fertilization, irrigation, and improving …

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NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy and continued improvements in sustainable corn production underscore the versatility and potential of this crop.  …

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

The Consider Corn Challenge Seeks New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Sustainable Chemicals The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy …

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Corn Silage and Forage Field Day Is June 15

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences invite producers to attend the 2017 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 15 in Tifton, Georgia. The annual event will be held this year at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center, with registration starting at 7:30 …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Tomato Parmesan Sweet Corn

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about using what’s grillin’ this season in his new Fresh! Recipe video: Tomato Parmesan Sweet Corn. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Discover more by visiting FreshFromFlorida.com.

Registration Deadline for Tri-State Agronomic Scout School is Monday

The University of Florida/IFAS along with Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8 at the Jackson County, Florida Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. The event will start with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends with lunch. But Monday, June 5 is the deadline to register for the event. …

Tri-State Agronomic Scout School Reminder

Here’s a reminder that coming up June 8th, the University of Florida/IFAS, Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. This meeting will focus on insects pertaining to cotton, corn, soybean, and peanuts, as speakers will cover information regarding the description, damage, life cycle, …

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Corn Replant Expected to reach “Historic” Levels

Seed industry leaders are expecting corn replant rates this year to reach historic levels. Ryan Parkin of Beck’s Hybrids told DTN-The Progressive Farmer “this will be a historic replant year, particularly for corn.” Many seed companies say the year ranks first or second in company history for replanting demand. Spring rains were far too abundant, leaving fields across the Midwest …