Dicamba Revisited – May 1, 2019

Dicamba revisited: Will corn face the same damage as soybeans? Dicamba-tolerant corn seeds aren’t available yet. But if the seeds reach the market, and tens of millions more acres are sprayed with the herbicide, some scientists expect a repeat of the soybean disaster, in which the highly volatile weedkiller drifted… Continue reading

USDA Agencies Moving? April 30, 2019

Is moving day near for two USDA agencies? Like a genial bulldozer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue relentlessly is pushing two scientific agencies out of Washington, with an announcement expected in mid-May of a new home in the heartland. Beto O’Rourke releases climate plan, includes ag measures Democratic presidential candidate Beto… Continue reading

Beef Price Conspiracy – April 29, 2019

Ranchers claim packers conspired to deflate beef prices Last week, several Midwestern feedlot owners, along with the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that dominant meatpackers conspired to depress cattle prices starting in 2015. States struggle to regulate pesticide use in legal-cannabis industry In the absence of… Continue reading