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Midwestern farmers are increasingly running into aggressive varieties of weeds that can't be killed by a popular herbicide that revolutionized modern farming nearly two decades ago. Critics say the emergence of so-called superweeds ones that have
Warm weather is helping crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average...Department of Agriculture says 93 percent of the corn crop is planted, which is near the five-year average of 95 percent. But only 69 percent
Good weather has allowed Minnesota farmers to make rapid progress planting crops, but crops are still behind average...Department of Agriculture, Minnesota farmers had a season high of five days suitable for fieldwork last week. Eighty-one percent of
Minnesota farmers have been able to make gains planting corn, despite continued wet and cool weather...Department of Agriculture, more than 20 percent of Minnesota's corn crop was planted last week...Planting of the corn crop is 53 percent complete,
Voters in two small Oregon counties are deciding whether to ban genetically modified crops from being grown. Organic farmers in Jackson County near the California border were trying to work out a system to make sure genetically engineered sugar beet
News France concerned for liberalisation of EU sugar market Cutting sugarcane in Guadeloupe. [malaho/Flickr] The deregulation of the European sugar market is looming. A French parliamentary report has requested support to French overseas departments
MailTribune.com Mail Tribune Local tree-fruit growers, vintners and nursery operators say a ban on genetically modified organisms would have negligible impact on their operations. "I don't think we'd have to do anything different not that I know of,"
The red brick building in downtown Glendale has stood for over 100 years, and has been vacant for the past quarter-century, according to the city of Glendale. It was originally built as a factory to turn sugar beets into sugar.
Isobutene is used to produce fuels, solvents, elastomers or even antiknock agents in fuel...In the pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Germany, researchers now want to obtain isobutene from sugar
A reader, who grew up in 1950s rural Wexford, tells me that every farmer in his area used to grow a root crop called mangels. It was a member of the sugar-beet family and was used to feed milking cows during the winter.