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Agricultural

2017 Ag Census: Top Stats For Ag Retailers

The 2017 Census of Agriculture is more than 800 pages of data time stamping the industry’s size, economics, and important geographical trends. You can click here to view the entire report (released today), and here are some key takeaways our editors found for ag retailers. Read More

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Biotechnology

Six Ways To Steward Treated Seed

As you prepare for planting, make sure you’re following treated seed stewardship guidelines. The industry is constantly making improvements to seed treatments and good stewardship is critical to its longevity. Read More

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Precision Agriculture

The Age of Robot Farmers

It was a hot February morning at Wish Farms, a large strawberry-growing operation outside Plant City, Florida. Gary Wishnatzki, the proprietor, met me at one of the farm offices. In the high season, Wish Farms picks, chills, and ships some twenty million berries—all handpicked by a seasonal workforce of six[…]

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Robotic Apple Harvester Makes Debut in New Zealand

Abundant Robotics’ apple picker has made its maiden voyage, officially, during T&G Global’s harvest in Napier on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. This marks the first time the robotic harvester has been used during a commercial harvest. Read More

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Ag Legislation and Regulation

Worldwide Agriculture and Trade

Food Trends

Burger King Introduces Meatless ‘Impossible Whopper’

No April fooling: Burger King this week introduced the Impossible Whopper. A quarter pound of savory flame-grilled plant-based materials—topped with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayo, and a toasted sesame seed bun—the vegetarian twist on a fast food classic is available now. Read More

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