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After 8 Years the Viptera Saga Comes to a Close

The controversy surrounding Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera is nearing a close as the company announced a $1.51 billion settlement to America’s farmers this week. The journey to this decision has been long and arduous for all parties involved.

 

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USDA forecasts record-high corn and soybean production in 2016

August 15, 2016 By United States Department of Agriculture Both U.S. corn and soybean growers are expected to harvest record-high crops this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion[…]

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