Southern Crop

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Agricultural

6 Changes to How Dicamba Can Be Applied in 2018

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans.   Read more

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Biotechnology

How Data Science and Gene Editing Will Transform Farming

To find out more about the potential of these new technologies, The Wall Street Journal’s Dennis Berman spoke with Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive of Monsanto Co., and James C. Collins Jr., chief operating officer of the agriculture division at DowDuPont.   Read more

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These Bt proteins kill some voracious caterpillar and beetle pests, but are harmless to people and considered environmentally friendly. While organic farmers have used Bt proteins in sprays successfully for more than half a century, some scientists feared that widespread use of Bt proteins in genetically engineered crops would spur[…]

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Precision Agriculture

Agriculture Looks to Space

Farmers are looking to space in the continuous push to better know what’s going on in their fields, and a growing number of public and private initiatives are helping get them there. Read more

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Can oil extracted from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast U.S. be the key to what powers jet planes in the future? A team of researchers have been getting a 30,000-foot view of Brassica carinata, but are now coming in for a closer look.   Read more

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Why Trade Is So Crucial for Food Companies

Feeding the world while dealing with the complexities of global trade has never been so difficult. And no industry has a bigger stake in succeeding abroad than the U.S. food sector. Matt Murray, deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sat down with Juan R. Luciano, chairman, president[…]

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