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Agricultural

Dicamba Cases May Be Centralized

Attorneys representing farmers from across the country who filed multiple lawsuits alleging off-target dicamba damage to their crops will try to convince a federal panel of judges next week that the cases should be heard in a single court.   Read more

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Biotechnology

More Genes Active in High-Performance Maize

When two maize inbred lines are crossed with each other, an interesting effect occurs: The hybrid offspring have a significantly higher yield than either of the two parent plants. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now investigated a number of genetically distinct hybrids.   Read more

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Precision Agriculture

Precision Ag Could Help Feed Hungry Planet

As we begin 2018, there are more than 7.4 billion people on planet Earth. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With so many more people to feed, plus the uncertainties of changing climate, we’ll have to find ways to produce more nutritious food with fewer resources.[…]

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Reliable Rural Broadband: A Near-Future Reality or All Talk?

There’s a high likelihood you are reading this story from a DSL internet connection somewhere in rural America. And if you’re like the nearly 47 million households in the U.S. that don’t have access to broadband-speed internet, you already know that slow internet is more than just an inconvenience. It’s[…]

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Rebate Requirement Reveals the Dark Side of FieldView

Over the past couple of weeks, one of these burning topics has been: “How do we as retailers effectively manage Climate’s FieldView products?” Retailers who are engaged with Monsanto’s seed offerings know exactly what I’m talking about.   Read more

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Organic Farmers Protest Trump’s Removal of OLPP

Organic food companies and consumer groups showed their displeasure with the Trump Administration with a full-page ad in Wednesday’s Washington Post. The ad called out USDA and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue for the decision to withdraw standards for animal welfare in organic food production.   Read more

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