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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - (Genetic engineering could be a threat to human and environmental health,) Greenpeace International writes in large, green letters on its website. The charge from one of the world's most controversial but visible environmental groups is
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) last week heard dueling testimony from U.S. sugar producers and their Mexican counterparts as well as U.S. sugar-using companies on whether Mexico is
April 23, 2014 - A bill requiring labeling of packaged foods made with
genetically modified crops is winding its way through the legislature in
California, the biggest U.S. agricultural state, after
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 - The biofuels industry is dismissing as (deeply flawed) a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study that claims using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, April 21, 2014 -Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of a new investment fund designed to help propel the growth of small businesses across rural America. Advantage Capital Partners, which will manage the fund, and their partners from eight Farm Credit institutions have pledged to invest nearly
David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation says new sensor technologies, data management and storage is bringing a transformation to the agriculture industry. His company is a pioneer in data science gathering pertinent data to create a perpetually evolving model allowing farmers to better predict outcomes in their farming operations. Acquired by Monsanto last year, The Climate Corporation is now covering 50-mllion acres with their free service "Climate Basic" and introduced a $3 dollar per acre subscription advisory service fee for a premium service "Climate Pro" this past week at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.