Hoosier Farmers Reminded of Duracade Stewardship Responsibilities as Harvest Progresses

first_img As harvest shifts into high gear, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council is reminding Hoosier farmers to adhere to existing stewardship agreements and make sure a certain corn biotech trait known as Duracade is handled properly. ICMC and the U.S. Grains Council, a national organization that works with customers of U.S. corn, DDGS, barley and sorghum from 10 offices worldwide, are stressing to farmers the importance of keeping in mind the needs of overseas customers.  “We want to remind farmers of the importance in taking the necessary steps to protect our trade integrity,” said Dennis Maple, ICMC president. “Especially because of our proximity to the Ohio River, a major trade artery to foreign markets, Hoosier farmers have a vital responsibility to help protect our trade channels. We need to keep in mind that the first purchasers of our corn crop are usually not the end users, with 40 percent of Indiana’s corn shop being exported out of state or even around the world.”Agrisure Duracade is a seed trait offered by Syngenta to help rootworm control. The trait is approved in the United States for production and use and is approved for import by Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. However, no amount of Duracade in corn shipments is approved in China or the European Union.  “Decisions made on the farm can have big international trade impacts,” said Tom Sleight, U.S. Grains Council president and CEO. “With the new crop coming in, it is extremely important that producers as well as the entire value chain strictly adhere to the Agrisure Duracade stewardship program on the farm and as the grain makes its way to customers.”If corn containing this trait were to inadvertently leak into export channels, U.S. grain shipments to these key markets risk rejection and potential closure to U.S. exports until regulatory approval is received in these countries.“Everyone who handles Duracade grain on and off the farm needs to understand the importance of following the established stewardship guidelines,” said Rosalind Leeck, ICMC’s Director of Grain Marketing. “Any amount of Duracade corn in the trade channels can have very significant implications for the marketplace.”Syngenta began a limited-acre introductory launch of Agrisure Duracade for the 2014 crop year, and Agrisure Duracade corn is just beginning to enter U.S. distribution channels. It’s critical that corn containing this trait be segregated from export cargoes headed to countries in which it has not yet been approved.Syngenta and its grain handler partner, Gavilon, are working to make sure all farmers growing Duracade are aware of how to strictly adhere to the stewardship program protocols. Gavilon also guarantees its ability to pick up and purchase – at fair market price – any Agrisure Duracade corn for which an appropriate buyer cannot be found.  The Chinese market is particularly sensitive to traits the country’s regulators have not yet approved. The Chinese market for U.S. corn and DDGS (distiller’s dried grains with solubles) is currently being disrupted by another trait known as MIR 162, which is approved in the U.S. and around the world but not in China.Producers with questions about the appropriate marketing of Agrisure Duracade corn should contact their local seed provider or call Gavilon’s Duracade Desk at 1-844-559-1500“We are glad our growers have the option to take advantage of new technologies like the Agrisure Duracade trait as soon as they become available, but with that opportunity comes the responsibility for managing a technology that has not yet obtained global approval,” said Leeck.  “As farmers are making their seed purchasing decisions for next year’s crop, they need to weigh their need for specific traits with the potential issues and increased stewardship responsibilities in grain handling.”Farmers can learn more about the appropriate stewardship of biotech traits through the National Corn Growers Association’s Know Before You Grow website at www.knowbeforeyougrow.com.  By Gary Truitt – Sep 23, 2014 Hoosier Farmers Reminded of Duracade Stewardship Responsibilities as Harvest Progresses SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Farmers Reminded of Duracade Stewardship Responsibilities as Harvest Progresses Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEPA Abandons Key Farm Case in West VirginiaNext articleSoy Growers Can See for Themselves the Value of Checkoff Gary Truittlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Kanu claims Premier League sides are ‘already afraid’ of Nicolas Pepe

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Tom OlverThursday 12 Sep 2019 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Kanu has been impressed with Arsenal summer signing Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Kanu believes opposition teams are ‘already afraid’ of summer signing Nicolas Pepe.Pepe joined the Gunners in a club-record £72million deal from Lille last month and the 24-year-old forward has gone on to make four appearances in the Premier League.The Ivorian has been thrown right in at the deep end, making his full debut in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool before playing alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Unai Emery’s side drew 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham.While Pepe is yet to find the net for his new club, he has impressed former Arsenal striker Kanu with his promising early showings in the English top flight this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a good player,’ Kanu told Goal.‘He’s got fast feet and I think he can unlock teams. He can score and he can assist.‘The league here is totally different from every other league so it takes time for somebody coming in to perform the way they have for their other clubs but I think he will do well for us because now he is getting more game time and I believe he will complement the other two strikers. Commentcenter_img Arsenal legend Kanu claims Premier League sides are ‘already afraid’ of Nicolas Pepe Pepe is yet to open his account for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘If you watch him you can see he is a really good footballer and his feet are very quick. He is going to score goals and he is going to play well.‘I believe that teams are already afraid of him after a few games.‘They are scared of what he can do and what he can offer. He’s a very good addition.’ Kanu wants Arsenal fans to be patient with the Ivory Coast international (Picture: Getty)Kanu has urged supporters to be patient with Pepe as the attacker adapts to playing in a new system under Emery.‘As a striker you want to create chances,’ Kanu added.‘If you keep missing them it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is to keep creating the chances because the goals will definitely come.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘People have to understand that he has come from a different country, everything is new. He has new team-mates and the coach will definitely want him to play different. All this counts.‘But a good footballer is always a good footballer. He will get much better and he will score goals for us. He brings us something different to the other two strikers.‘I want to just tell him to keep doing what he is doing.’MORE: Per Mertesacker admits he was ‘p*****’ with Mesut Ozil for ‘days and weeks’ at Arsenallast_img read more