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Seed Controversy Continues(Comments Off on Seed Controversy Continues)

April 13, 2016

CropLife America, American Seed Trade Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers, Agricultural Retailers Association, among others, are standing up to help American farmers use treated seeds and seed treatments. A coalition of petitioners including non-government organizations, beekeepers and farmers are claiming seeds coated with neonicotinoid pesticides are not eligible for the treated seed exemption created by […]

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Turning Sea Level Rise Into a Competitive Economic Advantage

To hear Henry R. “Speaker” Pollard describe all the economic risks associated with rising sea levels in Hampton Roads — soaring insurance rates, higher financing costs, declining property values, disruption to business — one might be forgiven for wondering why any business would ever want to consider investing there. “It’s easy to get caught up […]

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More Climate Change Silliness

European scientists from Chalmers University of Technology Sweden suggest consumers should stop eating so much beef and dairy and limit climate change. The new study concludes eating beef and dairy products create too much methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), which is blamed for global warming. SCIENCEDIRECT published the study in February, claiming if consumers in Sweden […]

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Counties Attack EPA’s TMDL Regulations

Counties in Pennsylvania, New York and Virginia have filed a friend of the court brief (Amicus Curiae) in the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) case between the American Farm Bureau Federation v EPA. Seventeen county governments in these three states spell out why they oppose EPA’s attempt to control non-point source pollution which migrates into the […]

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