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Almond Producers Top Users of Pollination Services

In 2016, U.S. farmers paid $354 million for pollination services. USDA says producers of almonds alone accounted for 80 percent of that amount, more than $280 million.

 

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Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

American cotton producers of a certain age can attest to how much of a blessing Bt traits have been on the farm. Bollgard first appeared in 1996, and farmers were suddenly able to control earworm and tobacco budworms without the excessive spraying they had become accustomed to. Years later, a[…]

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