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Wheat farmers join Cooking Channel, Food Network series

· October 23, 2017

The National Wheat Foundation has taken part in a Cooking Channel and Food Network series which goes across the globe to look at some of the most popular food staples. Co-hosted by Robin Leach, Alonzo Mourning, and Kim Alexis, the series on FoodQuest premiered on the Cooking Channel on Sunday. #ICYMI, an additional viewing will […]

Monsanto named top 20 employer by Science Magazine

· October 23, 2017

Science Magazine has once again picked Monsanto as one of the world’s top science employers, ranking No. 18 on its 2017 Science and Science Careers’ Annual Top Employer Survey. The survey results, which appear in Science Magazine’s Oct. 20 issue and online at ScienceCareers.org, features the 20 best companies in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and related […]

Bayer youth-led projects include gender equality, ag education

· October 20, 2017

After a successful Youth Ag-Summit last week, Bayer is backing three youth-led food security projects that tackle issues such as gender equality, quality education, and responsible consumption and production. Last week, 100 young agricultural enthusiasts, aged 18-25 and from 49 different countries, gathered in Brussels, Belgium, for the third edition of the Youth Ag-Summit. Organized […]

Today’s markets: All time highs in stocks yesterday

· October 19, 2017

In yesterday’s trading session we saw the Dow Jones and NASDAQ stocks reach new record highs and record close. The market is seeing some heavy selling pressure in the overnight electronic session. This is not a correction but a mere selloff and as we weighed on the 30 anniversary of the 1987 Stock Market crash […]

Syngenta Seedcare Institute validates customized seed recipes

· October 19, 2017

For only being open a year, the Syngenta North America Seedcare Institute is filling a growing need for innovative seed treatment research, advanced customer training, and personalized application support. Built in Stanton, Minnesota, the facility is successfully developing customized seed treatment recipes, and then testing and scaling up the recipes from the Syngenta lab to […]

Pioneer to bring CRISPR-Cas technology to Danforth Center

· October 19, 2017

DuPont Pioneer is bringing CRISPR-Cas technology to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (Danforth Center) to jointly develop improved food security crops. Under the terms of the agreement, Pioneer will provide the Danforth Center access to its intellectual property (IP), technology capabilities, and scientific expertise related to methods for using CRISPR-Cas advanced plant breeding technology […]

Virginia farmer is 2017 Sunbelt Expo Farmer of the Year

· October 19, 2017

A first generation Virginia farmer who grows tobacco and raises beef cattle and pullet breeder chickens has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2017. As an eighth grade student in an agriculture class, Robert Mills, Jr. decided to become a farmer. As soon […]

Harvest during high moisture to avoid soybean shatter loss

· October 18, 2017

Harvest timing can mean everything when it comes to soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits, and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have been shown to increase significantly when seed moisture falls below 11 percent or when […]

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