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OWENSBORO, KY. (July 21, 2014) — The ResponsibleAg Board of Directors recently announced Tim Cansler will become the organization’s first Executive...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2014) – The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives approval of the Chemical...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2014) – With more than 230 changes and 25 new questions – many focused on transportation issues, the Security Vulnerability...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2014) -- The Executive Order Working Group issued a new report today, Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety & Security....

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Plant bugs a challenge for North Carolina farmers this year

Plant bugs are proving to be more of a challenge in North Carolina this year with infestations being found and treated farther into the Coastal Plains than usual, but North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig stresses that the situation can be easily managed with proper scouting.

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Weather increases Southern corn rust infestations in North Carolina

A combination of wet weather in early July and cooler than normal temperatures in the middle of the month has worked to increase the level of Southern corn rust in North Carolina.

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Farm Bill conservation compliance concerns vegetable industry

For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.
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Cotton market continues to bleed

Last week, cotton prices suddenly broke down 203 points to close at just over 66 cents. This may signal yet another round of weakness in prices.

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North Carolina peach growers’ self-assessment takes effect in January

In April 2014, North Carolina peach growers approved a self-assessment that will be used to support research by North Carolina State University specialists and expand marketing efforts for the industry. The assessment received the required two-thirds majority vote from eligible peach growers during the mail-in referendum.

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    AgGateway Releases Agricultural Glossary

    AgGateway is introducing a comprehensive agricultural glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry...

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    CF Industries Forms Innovative Partnership with FFA, Chevy

    CF Industries recently announced a new partnership with Chevrolet to benefit the National FFA Organization (FFA)....

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    ARA Joins Opposition to DISCLOSE Act

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) recently introduced DISCLOSE 2014 with numerous cosponsors, including Rules Committee...

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    Enrollment for 2012 Frost or Freeze Fruit Crop Losses Starts Today

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance...

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    USFRA Searching for New Faces of Farming & Ranching

    Do you know an employee or customer who would make a great spokesperson for American agriculture? U.S. Farmers...

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OWENSBORO, KY. (July 21, 2014) — The ResponsibleAg Board of Directors recently announced Tim Cansler...

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In a letter to the House and Senate Leadership and Commerce Committees, the Agricultural Retailers...

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The Agricultural Retailers Association signed onto a letter to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) recently introduced DISCLOSE 2014 with numerous cosponsors, including...

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