A new study analyzing data on genetically modified Bt corn has found “little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms, especially compared to growing conventional corn,” USDA's Agricultural Research Service said Monday.
The Environmental Protection Agency is hailing newly announced measures to protect endangered species from malathion as a “major milestone” in its work with the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect federally listed species.
Less than 1% of tested fruits and vegetables tested in 2020 had pesticide residues above EPA-established tolerances, and 30% had no detectable residue, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service said in its latest annual data report.
EPA has not been able to quell speculation in farm country that dicamba herbicides won’t be fully available to growers next season, with officials telling state regulators last week that the agency is still deliberating.
Farmers have long played a part in bringing new seeds and other technologies to market by trying things out on a small scale before a company makes a new product widely available. But now some ag tech start-ups are leveraging the knowledge and creativity of farmers to engage them earlier and more broadly in new product development.
Eighteen pesticides have deadlines coming up in the European Union for companies to submit applications for renewed regulatory approval, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service said in its latest update on plant protection products (PPPs) in the EU.
European farm groups were already concerned the EU’s Farm to Fork plan would slash production levels across the bloc of 27 countries, but now they fear that the European Parliament will make the situation worse.
The United States is asking other nations to join it in a "coalition for productivity growth," an effort emerging — in part — as a counter to the European Union’s Farm-to-Fork strategy that seeks steep cuts in the use of pesticides and fertilizers.