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Superweeds Will Take a Cut Out of Record Yields
Farmers and agriculture leaders nationwide are raising the alarm about herbicide-resistant weeds that threaten yields across the nation.
“The weeds are not just a problem in Iowa. In one survey, almost 50 percent of farmers across the U.S. reported herbicide-resistant weeds in their fields. The problem is worst in the south, where some cotton fields can’t be farmed. But the threat is creeping north into the corn and soybean belts… ”
Watch the PBS NewsHour report here.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley proposed a new rule to protect the Chesapeake Bay from agriculture runoff.
Retail Wire details the increased demand for organic products.
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