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Southern Crop

Trump Nominee for USDA Post Draws Criticism, Support

To date, 22 agricultural industry groups have expressed support for Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for research, education and economics (REE).

 

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Speculative investors have built a record position in sugar this year, sparking fears of a swift pullback in its price. Investors such as hedge funds own around 26% of the New York sugar-futures market, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. That is down from a third in[…]

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Insecticide resistant segment projected to lead the market by 2022

Insecticide-resistance is a genetic decline in a pest inhabitant’s exposure to a pesticide, the inheritances are transferred from one generation to other generation. Crops that have been genetically engineered for Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) resistance could significantly lower production costs and grant farmers with new insect control ways within the upcoming[…]

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