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January 27, 2023
Did you miss some news this week? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a collection of the top headlines in agriculture.
Following a Monday meeting with Mexican officials, McKalip and Taylor issued a joint statement saying changes proposed by Mexico are not sufficient to resolve the ongoing dispute over genetically modified corn. McKalip and Taylor warned that if the issue is not resolved, the U.S. will consider other options, including filing a formal complaint under the USMCA. – Farm Progress
After June 11, most over-the-counter antibiotics will only be available if prescribed by a veterinarian. Ensuring your veterinary-client-patient relationship is up to date is the most important thing to ensure a seamless transition. Other products including vaccines, dewormers, nutritional supplements, feed additives and probiotics are not affected. – American Agriculturist
A Clemson University researcher is leading a study to learn ways to make peanuts less allergenic. How? The team aims to reduce the amount of common allergy-causing proteins and increase the amount of healthy oil in peanut seeds. The research uses both conventional breeding techniques and CRISPR gene-editing technology to develop new lines to benefit people who are sensitive to peanuts. – Southeast Farm Press
The transition back to ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) neutral conditions from the current La Nina event is likely to occur later this winter or in early spring, according to meteorologist Greg Soulje. ENSO conditions mean the U.S. Corn Belt could face wetter-than-normal springtime conditions. Soulje shares pros and cons for farmers to consider. – Farm Futures
Many farmers are investing in tile to improve their land recently, capitalizing on high commodity prices to help produce a healthy return on investment. But what about rented ground? Farm manager Steve Myers shares answers to common questions tenants may have about tiling rented cropland. SPOILER ALERT: It can be profitable! – Indiana Prairie Farmer
Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas introduced a bipartisan bill they say would protect America’s agriculture industry from improper investment. The bill would make the Secretary of Agriculture a member on the Committee of Foreign Investments, the governmental body responsible for vetting foreign investments and acquisitions of American companies. – Farm Progress
Robust soy crushing margins and strong global crop demand led ADM to a record fourth-quarter profit, according to the recent earnings release. The company expects strong results through 2023.ADM reported a 46% operating profit jump in its Ag Services and Oilseeds unit last quarter, offsetting lower ethanol and nutrition earnings. – Reuters
Content Producer, Farm Futures
Rachel grew up in central Wisconsin and earned a B.S. in soil and crop science from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Before joining the Farm Futures team, Rachel spent time in the field as an agronomist before transitioning to the world of marketing and communications. She now resides in northeast Iowa where she enjoys raising bottle calves and farming corn and soybeans alongside her husband and his family.
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