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WASHINGTON, D.C., October
18, 2012 - We will not repeat the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, documentary filmmaker
Ken Burns told an audience of students yesterday at the National Youth Summit
in Washington, D.C.—
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 19, 2012 — Dow AgroSciences LLC announced today that Canadian regulatory authorities approved corn and soybean traits that provide tolerance to 2,4-D herbicide, which will allow for the first-ever
Over 700 farmers, business leaders, and dignitaries from around the globe gathered in the Iowa Capitol last night to honor an Israeli-American scientist who pioneered an innovative way of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions.
DES MOINES, IOWA, October 17, 2012 - A young Indian
social scientist whose research on groundwater resources in agriculture led to
major policy changes benefiting thousands of farmers in West Bengal was
presented the Norman Borlaug Award
CHICAGO and KANSAS CITY, October 17, 2012 - CME
Group, a leading derivatives marketplace, and the Kansas City Board of Trade,
the leading futures market for hard red winter (HRW) wheat, today announced
they have signed a definitive agreement under which CME Group will acquire the
Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT)
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2012-Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack awarded Pennsylvania State University a five-year research grant today
valued at roughly $10 million to develop biomass supply chains for the
production of liquid transportation and aviation biofuels in the Northeast.
The World Soy Foundation, aided by a grant from the
CHS Foundation, released a report today outlining current and future efforts to
use localized soy dairies to enhance the diets of youth in Guatemala.
ST. LOUIS, MO, October 15, 2012 - The World Soy
Foundation, aided by a grant from the CHS Foundation, released a report today
outlining current and future efforts to use localized soy diaries to enhance
the diets of youth in Guatemala.
Americans for Tax Reform
president Grover Norquist asked the Republican Party to reverse its hard-line
stance on immigration Friday at the Midwest meeting of the Forging a New
Consensus on Immigrants and America Conference
Congressman Steve King is an outspoken conservative member of the House Agriculture Committee. In this week's Open Mic, the Iowa Republican shares his observations about the farm bill that the committee wrote last week. King put through an egg amendment that may keep states from imposing standards that restrict commerce with other states. He also wants to cut the cost of SNAP and reduce other expenditures as well. King,
who is in line to be chairman when the next farm bill comes up in 2018, also discusses how committee membership has changed.