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Bayer, Viking Make Wager on Ag Tech

Bayer AG is joining with hedge-fund giant Viking Global Investors for a record wager in the burgeoning world of agricultural technology, the latest bet that farmers are going to need new tools to feed a growing population.

 

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EPA Approves Dow, Monsanto Gene-Silencing to Fight Pests

By Tiffany Stecker of Bloomberg BNA Farmers will soon have access to a novel technology to fight corn rootworm, a devastating pest that has grown resistant to traditional pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency on June 14 approved for sale four new corn seeds from Monsanto Co. and Dow Agrosciences engineered with[…]

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