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InfoAg survey reveals real-time data as crucial remote imagery feature

The agriculture industry is increasingly relying on remote imagery services to make timely and effective decisions in the field. According to a survey of 2015 InfoAg attendees, nearly half (47 percent) said that they plan to increase their investments in remote imagery services, citing real-time data and higher yields as the primary factors influencing its adoption by farmers.

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Two Nebraska co-ops in discussions to merge

The boards of directors of All Points Cooperative (APC), Gothenburg, Neb., and Country Partners Cooperative (CPC), Spalding, Neb., announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to unify the two organizations, pending due diligence and a vote of the membership of each cooperative later this year.

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Five barriers to implementing strategic direction

Strategy is a framework within which decisions are made, which influences the nature and direction of the business. Strategy directs organizations as they make plans, marshal resources and make day-to-day decisions. It is imperative that strategy is clear, concise and congruent. Otherwise organizations and people can be efficiently headed the wrong way.

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BASF and Embrapa launch Cultivance Production System

BASF and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) officially launched the Cultivance Production System, a milestone for Brazilian science, as it contains the first genetically modified soybean fully developed in Brazil.

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Threats prompt reallocation of biotech education funds

The University of Florida will re-allocate a donation intended to improve the public’s understanding of science after public threats to the researcher. The Monsanto Company donated $25,000 to support the Talking Biotech program, a science communication effort that provided on-campus workshops to train scientists about how to engage the public on agricultural biotechnology. The university will reallocate the funds to the campus food pantry.

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Partnership to accelerate rice research and product development in China

Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICS-CAAS). Under the agreement, Dow AgroSciences grants ICS-CAAS a royalty-free, non-transferable research and commercialization license for its proprietary Exzact Precision Genome Editing Technology to be used in rice in China.

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