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One step closer to commercial edamame production in the U.S.

Edamame, touted as a healthy snack for its high protein content, is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The soybean seeds are consumed at an immature stage, giving a sweet and slightly nutty flavor. Yet, despite the fact that grain soybean is grown on approximately 74 million acres in the U.S., the majority of edamame consumed here is imported from Asia.

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The fight against broadleaf weeds in winter wheat

Most of the wheat and weeds are inactive during cold weather; however, that can quickly change in the Midwest. While broadleaf weeds are dormant, wheat producers can get a jump-start on managing them in winter wheat.

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India may decide on GM food as China buys Syngenta

Officials may decide on Friday whether to allow what could be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, mustard, spurred by food security concerns and as China makes a big bet on the technology with a $43 billion bid for seed firm Syngenta.

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When will corn get back to $4?

The last time corn traded above $4 per bu. was in October 2015. Farmers want to see a return to those prices (and higher), but when will enough factors align to push prices back up?

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La Nina’s positives and pitfalls

Which crop price could gain the most from La Niña? As the current El Niño weather pattern goes into the history books as one of the strongest in memory, grain analysts and farmers are wondering if the forecasted La Niña will "play nice."

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