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Scientists collaborate to bring back American chestnut

The Asheville Citizen-Times chronicles the life, death, research and rebirth of an American legacy, the American chestnut.

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Expanding Opportunities for Minor Crops – Proposed Rule to Revise Crop Grouping

EPA is making available for public comment a proposed rule to revise the pesticide crop grouping regulations that allow the establishment of tolerances (maximum residue levels) for groups of related crops. The proposed revisions will expand the number of crops that can have tolerances established and thus will allow minor-use growers a wider choice of pest control tools, including lower-risk pesticides, to be used on minor crops, both domestically and in countries that export food to the United States.

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USDA NIFA head to speak at NC State

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will speak twice at North Carolina State University this week. The Earth’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, and we will need to meet human needs while minimally impacting the environment.

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Industry challenges EPA’s claim about neonicotinoid benefits

In a video on Delta Farm Press, Jay Vroom from CropLife America explains why several industry groups are challenging EPA’s statement several weeks ago that neonicotinoids have no benefit to soybean yields.