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Agricultural

California Environmental Protection Agency Acts to Ban Chlorpyrifos

In a move to protect workers, public health and the environment, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is acting to ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by initiating cancellation of the pesticide. Read More

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Biotechnology

Tech Lawyer Talks Plant Patent Protection

Farmers know that the seed they plant has patent protection. Even the non-GMO varieties and hybrids they buy have plant variety protection under the farm bill’s Plant Variety Protection Act. Read More

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Precision Agriculture

Next Generation Precision Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled a groundbreaking report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies. Read More

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

We Need to Kick our Addiction to Plastic

As a marine biologist, watching our global plastic pollution problem grow and grow and grow is fascinatingly horrifying. Just the amount is incredible—270 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year, and every year 8 million metric tons enter the ocean. Read More

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