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News in Brief

ForFarmers UK boss to step down

By Jane Byrne

Iain Gardner, ForFarmers chief operating officer and the executive responsible for the Dutch feed group’s UK operations, is resigning.

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Special Edition: e-commerce trends

Online grain marketplace launches grain testing service

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

To help farmers improve the marketability of their feed and food grains, FarmLead is now offering a grain testing service which provides 24-hour access to labs and results, says CEO.

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MEPs propose glyphosate ban by end of 2020

By Jane Byrne

Environment Committee MEPs have called for a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides in the EU by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance.

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US: Slow pace to corn harvesting

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Only about 28% of the corn crop is harvested thus far in the season, compared to 47% of the crop this time last year, said the USDA.