Prior to Bt technologies farmers lost $1 billion annually to CRW—in the form of chemical costs or actual yield loss. With resistance to traits on the rise, it might nibble its way back to a billion-dollar price tag.
In a historic moment, Bayer will likely complete its acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday. The $66 billion deal has been in the works for nearly two years, leaving many farmers wondering what it means for them.
This past week Deere & Company took legal action against Precision Planting and owner AGCO Corporation, claiming the companies infringed on 12 John Deere patents. These patents relate to the ExactEmerge platform.
The international Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has the green light for Golden Rice in the U.S. from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency concluded the rice varieties are safe for consumers.