It’s been 20 years since Monsanto developed its first genetically modified crops. Now some of its early patents are starting to expire, leading to the first “generic GMOs”—off-patent seeds that cost half as much and which farmers are free to save and replant.
The agriculture industry is poised to leverage advanced data-driven, connected technology and sharing models to drive new innovation that will promote reinvestment in our rural communities, FarmLink’s CEO Ron LeMay said at The White House Second Annual Rural Opportunity Investment Conference.
Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?
French seeds group Vilmorin would consider taking over part of Syngenta's seed activities if these were put up for sale as part of the proposed takeover by U.S. rival Monsanto, the company said on Wednesday.
Legend Seeds has recently partnered with two independent seed companies: Carhart’s Blue Top Seed in Galesville, Wis., and Lemke Seed in Mequon, Wis. The three companies have joined forces to provide an expanded line of products and services to Wisconsin farmers.
ProTrakker, an Iowa-based manufacturer of implement guidance systems, is expanding and has added another product to its lineup, SonicTrakk. This is another control option for farmers looking to achieve a high level of accuracy.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) reports agricultural biotechnology traits continue to hit roadblocks in reaching the market. With an approval process that is asynchronous and susceptible to international politics, ISA notes traits that may contribute to food safety and security often are delayed.