In Perspective: GM crop field testing needed
Although mostly Asian markets reacted poorly to the U.S. GM wheat find by withdrawing purchases of U.S. wheat, other countries are pushing ahead with research. At some point GM wheat will be accepted in international trade circles.
But before that happens, research and field plots will need to be conducted so that scientists can capture the best data. Producing wheat and other staple crops is not going to get easier in the future. Science is working to develop new varieties and hybrids that will allow U.S. and other farmers to produce the crops needed to feed the world.
Without that research, many will suffer. Research is critical and crucial to advancing the tools that farmers need. Research needs to continue, and progress should not be destroyed.
- CF Industries terminates merger discussions with Yara Intl.
- Abengoa celebrates grand opening of its first biofuels plant
- NAWG calls for more biotech wheat research
- Iowa leaders issue critical statement on EPA’s WOTUS rule
- GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado
- Accelerating harvesting depressed crop futures Sunday night
- U.S. farmers seen cutting fertilizer use as crop prices slide
- Newly revised “Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide” released
- Automated imaging system looks underground to improve crops
- Take That, Red Baron
- Understand and adapt to different communication styles
- Offshore wind farms are the future, says Statkraft CEO
- East-West Seed signs marketing collaboration with Monsanto
- How much corn can the ethanol industry use?
- USDA releases 2012 cash rents data report
- Commentary: Government wants farmers to quit farming
- Economist: Taxing P could reduce risk of algal blooms
- Resistant weeds not controlled by fall residuals