Farmers across the country wait to see which crops could benefit from trade deals in the works, it could be a long road before some of those buys become reality. Now state associations are making their own trade pacts.
Recently researchers at the University of Illinois announced what is a startling breakthrough in bioengineering. The best way to explain it is they hacked photosynthesis, and the impact on agriculture could be big.
Soybean growing states were pummeled with challenges this past year. Late planting, too much or too little rain, followed by a late harvest meant even soybeans grown for seed endured less-than-ideal conditions.