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A Mid-Winter’s Tale from Syngenta Seeds

A Syngenta agronomist blogger wrote a great holiday poem for the Syngenta Seeds blog, Dirt on Seeds, that I really enjoyed and thought we would pass on to you as well. Somehow he created a holiday poem that ties in the delivery of seed. Here is the link:http://thedirtonseeds.com/2010/12/a-mid-winter%E2%80%99s-tale/ It is …

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House sends tax bill to Obama

The battered biodiesel industry is holding its breath as the long awaited renewal of the tax incentive for the biofuel inches closer to becoming law. The U.S. House of Representatives voted by a 277 to 148 margin to approve H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of …

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USDA announces availability of enhanced online tool to estimate farm-level greenhouse gas emissions

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced the release of an enhanced and expanded online tool developed in collaboration with Colorado State University (CSU) that helps producers estimate carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions associated with a variety of on-farm management practices. “This is a user-friendly tool …

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USB prepares for 2011

The United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff prepare to head into the new year with a new executive committee, led by newly elected USB Chairman Marc Curtis, a checkoff farmer-leader from Leland, Miss. Curtis, along with the other 68 volunteer farmer-directors, will begin reviewing priority issues established by representatives …

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USDA report shows tight supplies of corn and soybeans

The Agriculture Department’s December crop report shows continued tight supplies of corn, cotton and soybeans that will help drive planting decisions next year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. “Grain stocks weren’t reduced as much as we had expected, with USDA only making minor adjustments to the corn, wheat …

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Corn ending stocks are raised as imports increase

U.S. feed grain supplies for 2010/11 are virtually unchanged as a small increase in corn imports is offset by a reduction in barley imports both reflecting feed grain production changes for Canada this month. U.S. corn imports are raised 5 million bushels with record production reported for Canada. U.S. corn …

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Extensive testing yields consistent products

Seed Consultant Inc. (SCI) planted 90,000 replicated yield plots during the 2010 growing season, including 56 different locations for corn, 40 for soybeans and 11 for wheat throughout the Eastern Corn Belt. The extensive testing program helps growers select the best genetics for the East’s unique environment — cooler, wetter …

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